Why can't you wear jewelry and nail polish when having surgery?
It just increases the risk of infection. Plus avoids anyone in the theatre saying, "Is it just me or is there a ticking coming from her abdomen?"
Nail polish provides a possible source of infection from flaking polish and bacteria I believe.
Jewelry also provides a place for bactria to live, especially complex jewelry like clawed ring settings.
Also when under anaestesia you can be pretty roughly handled, there is a risk of jewelry coming off in an operation, getting lost, possibly inside you, causing problems. Also if jewelry is lost, the hospital don't want either the threat of possible theft charges against their staff as well as the obvious negligence suits.
I agree. Also, nail polish makes it difficult for the pulse-ox to pick up your oxygen saturation, and if you code while in surgery, the metal in jewelry conducts electricity and the AED, or paddles, will cause burns where your jewelry contacts the skin.
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