Reminder: Hand hygiene policy prohibits artificial nail products

September 9, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources


At UMHS, we are committed to the health and safety of our patients and employees. Because of this commitment, please be advised that the organization’s hand hygiene policy has been updated to reflect the inclusion of shellac as a type of gel/polish blend prohibited for employees whose work includes hands-on direct patient care.

Other prohibited products include, but are not limited to: acrylic/gel nails, overlays, wraps, stickers and jewelry. Decorations and nail strengtheners that are not removable with standard nail polish remover are also prohibited.

To review the entire UMHS hand hygiene policy, please click here.

And if you’d like to see the latest hand hygiene compliance numbers at UMHS and in your specific department, click here.

Thank you for your cooperation!