"My pre op assessment"
About: Queen Mary's Hospital Queen Mary's Hospital SW15 5PN
Posted by Anonymous
As part of my pre assessment for surgery I am asked to write down any recent infections. Not sure what to write.
A few months ago I went to the chest clinic and a nurse , with long fingernails, took my blood pressure.
My partner, a health assistant, increased my anxiety by saying that I could have a potential infection as bugs live under chipped nail polish.
He told me that hospitals have a policy on health care workers , must have clean short nails.
My GP said I do not and not to worry but worrying is in my nature and I could do with out the added stress before my operation.