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While providing nail care to your patient, which of the following options is considered not to be an appropriate action?

A Using lots of lotion on the patient’s hands and feet and in between their fingers and toes, which would help prevent dryness.

Although lotion are able to be an appropriate and essential part of nail care, you should avoid applying lotion between the patient’s fingers and toes because it may serve as a medium to promote bacterial growth. Always check your facility’s guidelines for rules and regulations regarding the process of nail trimming for diabetic residents.