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Aide Skills: Nail and Skin Care

presented by Amy Shortall-Cardillo, MSN, RN, COS-C, WCC

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Financial: Amy Shortall-Cardillo is an employee at Concordia Visiting Nurses. She receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

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Nail and skin care should be a part of a patient's daily hygiene routine, and nail and skin assessment should be performed with the bath. Special care should be taken to help prevent infection, odors, pain, or skin breakdown. One of the most important skills that any home health aide must have is the ability to help with special skin and nail care needs and report changes. Training is essential in tasks involving nail and skin care to monitor for issues or prevent further injury. This course will provide the home health aide with the basic concepts of proper nail and skin care for the home health patient.

Meet Your Instructor

Amy Shortall-Cardillo, MSN, RN, COS-C, WCC

Amy Shortall-Cardillo is the director of compliance and education at Concordia Community Support Services in Cabot, Pennsylvania. In this role, she is responsible for the quality, compliance, and education programs for multiple home health, hospice, and private duty agencies. Amy ensures that each agency is working effectively toward achieving agency goals in accordance with the…

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1. Providing Nail and Skin Care

This chapter describes how to provide skin and nail care to the home health patient.

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