What would you do if a patient with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy requires assistance cutting his toe nails?
Document clearly the reason for not cutting his toe nails and refer him to a chiropodist.
Document clearly the reason for not cutting his nails and ask the ward sister to do it.
Have a go and if you run into trouble, stop and refer to the chiropodist.
Speak to the patient’s GP to ask for referral to the chiropodist, but make a start while the patient is in hospital.