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Hand Hygiene and nail care routine of residents with artificial nails in an aged care facility in Rotorua. 1
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Contents Introduction: ............................................................................................................................... 3 Literature review: ................................................................................................................... 4 Conclusion: ................................................................................................................................ 6 References: ................................................................................................................................. 7 2
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Introduction: Artificial nails make an appealing fashion statement. Despite their popularity, not all the individuals could use acrylic nails as it can often lead to itchiness. As per the studies the fungal and other infections are on a constant rise and the rates are constantly fluctuating. It is also found that artificial nails could harbour staphylococcus aureus, fungus as well as other organisms. The rates suggest that around 72% of people with artificial nails have been infected by certain kind of fungus under their nails compared to the one with natural nails. The artificial nails provide a potential hazard to the health of people using it. 3
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Literature review: As per the guidelines of the nail industry, technicians that provide acrylic nails need to designate a well-ventilated area for acrylic nail services. The technician should be provided with NIOSH approved N95 mask to get protection from acrylic dust ( Spencer, et. al., 2016). The guidelines suggest that preventing infection spilled barbicide should be utilised as a disinfecting tool. The chemicals used for applying acrylic nails are highly unhealthy and incorporate offenders such as resins and formaldehyde that show as a cause of cancer ( Peeters, et. al., 2017). In the study conducted by Guo, et. al., (2012) artificial nails have also led to serious allergic reactions and the healing time for it can last more than a year. MMA is an ingredient that is initially found in liquid monomers utilised for enhancing artificial nails. This ingredient can lead to permanent loss of sensation in fingertips, deformities and other hazards ( Segal and Frenkel, 2015). According to Bauman and Nolan (2014), the therapists have been following a certain code of practices keeping in mind the health concerns. They need to control micro-organisms that may cause disease through sterilization. Even safety standards are to be practised by the therapists so that they could ensure personal as well as client hygiene. Patients have limited knowledge regarding the safety of their nails ( Schoon, et. al., 2017). On the basis of studies conducted by Gil, et. al., (2016) it can be said that 67% of the people applying artificial nails have limited knowledge over the issues. The patients are unable to follow the safety guidelines for reducing infections and end up in an allergic or fungal
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