Guidance on maintaining personal hygiene in nail care
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Guidance on maintaining personal hygiene in nail care

Bridget Malkin Senior lecturer, Birmingham City University, Birmingham
Pat Berridge Senior lecturer, Birmingham City University, Birmingham

Nail care is important in the maintenance of personal hygiene and is an essential aspect of patient care. Confusion about who should perform nail care for patients has resulted in poor practice and cycles of non-activity. This article provides guidance for nurses on performing routine nail care.

Correspondence bridget.malkin@bcu.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 23, 41,35-38. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.06.23.41.35.c7048

Published in print: 17 June 2009

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review