The Theory of Nails

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  1. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. What Nail disorders I can and can’t work on
    2. The Nail disorders that are Fungal or Lifestyle attributed
    3. If in doubt say No to working on the client

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Pronunciation of disorders
    2. Identifying correctly the disorder
    3. What service I can offer to the client as best treatment

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How many different disorders there are
    2. That I’ve actually had Onycholysis before from injury
    3. That you can have a mole under your Nail Plate

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Do not treat Fungal or Paronychia
    2. Not to diagnose but to discreetly refer to doctor
    3. How important it is to disinfect between clients in case of cross contamination

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Do the Activities and take notes during the video – cross reference your notes with the following sections and update your notes as needed

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      You won’t have to pronounce them very often at least 🙂

  2. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module
    1. That if in doubt, you can just say no
    2. That cutical Oil is your best friend
    3. What nail plates are good to work on and which ones aren’t
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on.
    1. Remembering the names of all these disorders
    2. Actually being able to prenunciate them
    3. Identifying the correct disorder
    What are three things that really surprised you
    1. How many names there are too actually remember,
    2. How many nail plate problems can be related to health matters
    3. How amazing Cutical Oil is.
    What are 3 things that you will never forget
    1. How gross pseudomonas (greenies) is ( hope to never see that )
    2. That the Matrix is not just a movie
    3. The eponychium is what for years I thought was my cuticle.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this module
    Watch the video and take notes, then take more notes on each chapter and then read over all your notes and hope it sticks if not, you’ve got heaps of notes to go over till it does, Good Luck

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      Well done 🙂 Unfortunately, greenies is something you’re pretty much guaranteed to see more often than most things if you get clients coming to you who have been elsewhere first!

  3. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Nail anatomy, what part is where and the correct name
    2. Nail troubleshooting, what I can/can’t work with and how
    3. Why sanitization and disinfection are so important

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Pronunciation of the nail disorders
    2. Distinguish the different types of nail fungi
    3. Do not try to diagnose the client, discretely refer to a GP.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That you can develop melanoma on a finger nail
    2. The amount of nail disorders associated with health issue’s
    3.Pseudomonas is referred to as ‘ Greenies” and the color is caused by iron compounds, i found that interesting

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Sanitization and disinfection is extremely important
    2. Melanonchyia is not caused by a UV light and your hands happen to be the most UV resistant part on your body
    3. NEVER treat any client with anything that looks like a fungal infection, suggest they see a GP for the safety of you, your clientele and them, cross contamination can spread like a wild fire.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Have your notebook on hand 🙂

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      Perfect 🙂 I find the iron compound stuff really interesting too!

  4. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Using Penny’s handy explanations I’ve finally been able to remember which is the lateral fold and which is the proximal fold. Lateral, runs up and down the nail. Proximal is the closest fold to you when your hand is extended.

    2. Respectively advise them to see a doctor if in doubt.

    3. Finally appreciate the difference between steralisation and disinfection and why both are equally important.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. The difference between Onychomycosis, Pseudomonas and Dermatophytes.

    2. Remembering the names of the anatomy and different disorders.

    3. Being confident identifying disorders and whether they need to be directed to a dr or not.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. I had never heard of a lot of the disorders.

    2. Melanonychia is the equivalent of a mole.

    3. I can work on some disorders, provided it is safe to do so.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Lateral fold up and down and proximal fold closest to you.

    2. Blood spills should be managed correctly and taken seriously.

    3. Protect the matrix.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Quality = Safe Health Practices.

    It would be lovely if you then went and commented on someone else’s post that you relate to!

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      Glad you liked my little explanations 🙂

  5. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. the quiz 2. nail anatomy 3. lost nails – i run long distances and often have black toenail or growing new one/losing the old one (no – my shoes are not too tight, they are fitted by professionals but repeatedly hitting your foot to the ground for many hours at a time as well as kicking the occasional stone or root does it too)

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. identifying disorders 2. having a “default” dialogue so don’t offend or 3. accidentally diagnose

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Some of the disorders -have never seen or heard of a melanonychia 2. how many conditions cuticle oil ‘cures’! 3. how those horizontal ridges/lumps are caused, have had one finally grow out and wondered what it might have been from

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. cuticle oil 2. not to suggest anything except to see podiatrist/doctor 3. cuticle oil!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. good overview of what some of the things we’ll come across

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      You’d have to have pretty long and impractical shoes to avoid hitting the nails while running long distance, that’s for sure! 🙂

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Filled my notebook with info :’)

    2. Recognised the conditions in the quiz to identify what was what

    3. Noted when I can service these conditions and when to refer to a Dr first

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Pronounciation!

    2.Remembering Onychomycosis and Onycholysis

    3. I think I need to make flash cards with key points for this section

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. The existence of paronychia

    2. the importance of cuticle oil.

    3. What trauma to the matrix can do to the nail.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. People spread misinformation on Facebook (surprise surprise)

    2. Which conditions not to ever treat

    3. If in doubt refer to Dr

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Come focused haha

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      Onycholysis is so common that you’ll have that one down easy! And then you’ll mostly refer to Onychomycosis as fungus, but it’s fun to say haha

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. When in doubt say NO 2. Understanding Beau’s Lines, I actually had it on my thumb about 3 years ago and didn’t know why
    3. Remembering the difference between Lateral Fold and Proximal Fold

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Nailing down the nail anatomy 2. Getting comfortable with PPI (I’m a bit squeamish)
    3. Up selling cuticle oil 🙂

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That the white patches are in fact not nutrient deficiencies but trauma to the nail 2. How many different nail disorders there are and what they are caused by

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Nail Bed vs Nail Plate 2. Hyponychium vs Eponychium 3. How to treat Brittle Nails, very common among the women in my family and now I understand why (mainly excessive exposure to water).

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Brace yourself, some of these images are a bit rough to view but it’s so important for the success of your business!

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      Hopefully you won’t have to deal with PPI very often 🙂 So cool that’s you’ve had first hand experience of Beau’s Lines!

  8. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. I learnt the nail anatomy very quickley!
    2. pronounciations (i used google for help)
    3. identifying nail disorders
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. the fungal infection names and telling them apart
    2. Correct terminology with Nailtroubleshooting eg brittle nails is Onychorrhexis

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. that you shouldnt be treating a client with ingrown toes (although this totally makes sense why you wouldnt as its an infection – it just bever crossed my mind!
    2. I noticed a pattern with names referring to nail conditions – they start with ‘onycho’ whichs aids identification of which body part is being referred to 🙂
    3. I always thought hangnails were ‘quicks’ haha

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Nail anatomy 😉
    2. do not treat clients with any form of infection and not to be afraid to turn them away
    3. Not to diagnose or prescribe

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. writing down the names aver and over whilst breaking the word down will helpto remember it. print photos, descriptions and the names – cut them all out, them try match them all up whenever you have free time

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      The quick is the hyponychium! 😀

  9. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. I found this module so weirdly interesting!!!

    2. Knowing what I can and can’t treat

    3. If in doubt say no! for yours and the clients safety

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?

    1. Nail Anatomy and all the long crazy words and spelling!

    2. Making sure I discuss the awesome benefits of cuticle oil with every client – great upsell opportunity.

    3. Will tidy up my notes for this section so I can refer to if required when I have a client that presents a possible disorder.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Dont diagnose – always send to dr if you are not confident – its in the clients best interest.

    2. How common some of these conditions are.

    3. Some of the images!! haha

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Fugus is super super contagious!

    2. Cuticle oil is awesome

    3. Difference between the eponychium and cuticle!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Some photos are not for the faint hearted!

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      Not for the faint hearted and not for dinner time haha

  10. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Really interesting, good revision for me

    2.

    3.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. spelling

    2. pronounciation

    3. revision

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How interesting this section was

    2. How I have seen and can put a lot of these conditions to people.

    3.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Cuticle oil

    2. Omega-3

    3. Magnesium

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Revision is your friend, look over these and learn because you will come across them in real life

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      Awesome, have a great weekend!

  11. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. the nail anatomy quiz
    2. identifying the different disorders from the photos provided.
    3.yellow nail syndrome and its cause

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. spoons nails, when they can be treated. how to fill the depressed area, to make the nail look beautiful and the client feel good.
    2. building confidence to be able to identify a disorder, how to talk with a client about it and if you can or cannot service them.
    3. build trust with a client who may have a disorder, showing that you understand and know how to treat the nail.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. the amount of nail disorders and nail infections there are
    2.that Terry’s Nails could be related to underlying condition such as liver disease or diabetes or congestive heart failure
    3. melanonychia, the nail version of a mole.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. the signs of nail pitting, nail clubbing I will never forget the visual
    2. if you see inflammation, swelling or pus – do not do any service on the nails and recommend the client see a doctor,
    3. if in doubt about a disorder that may be present, say no

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. do the activities and quizzes it helps to remember

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      You’re a machine!

  12. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. the nail anatomy quiz
    2.understanding what I can treat and can’t
    3. when you aren’t sure, just to say no and suggest getting it checked by a professional

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. memorising the correct spelling of each disorder
    2.getting a high understanding of possible causes and to remember them
    3.how to actually work on a nail like the spoon nails with a dip.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. there are so many things to look out for in your clients nails, you can’t just put an enhancement and cover the problem
    2.nails can possibly show many signs of underlying health issues
    3.nails can have moles. I had previously heard rumours about uv/led lamps being dangerous and was always a little worried but now feel a lot more safe and confident.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. if you are in doubt say no, (ppi’s)
    2.do not perform enhancements on certain disorders!!! its a temporary fix, not a long term one,
    3.the power of cuticle oil.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    make personal notes and highlight!!! theres a lot to remember in this one
    1.

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      Yessss, if in doubt, say no! Spot on 🙂

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Absolutely nailed the quizz on anatomy, (anatomy is my passion so liked this quizz)

    2. Identifying the different disorders with the photo’s provided and also family members, my niece has had Paronychia (being treated by dr) she is a chronic nail biter but not only that she also bites the skin around her nail plate and at the eponychium. My husband has a couple of nails that have Koilonychia and also nail clubbing on one finger which was crushed in an accident.

    3. The confidence of actually saying no to any sort of service if unsure of what’s going on with the nail on your client.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. To keep studying all the disorders so can absorb and retain the information for ease of spotting conditions that otherwise maybe unaware of.

    2. Working on clients and educating them on the importance of cuticle oil.

    3. Practising the spelling for the disorders and calling them by there proper name and not there nick name.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That there are so many disorders and your nails can tell you a lot about an underlying health condition in the body. (a window to your inner health)

    2. Trauma to the finger or the nail can cause quite a few disorders with the nail plate.

    3. That Koilonychia can actually be linked to Hemachromatosis patients (absorbing to much Iron from foods) .

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Anatomy of the nail

    2. To keep revising on the disorders so are easily ditechable.

    3. PPI Pain, Pus and Inflammation

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Lots of revision and writing of notes. Practising the spelling of all the disorders, also causes and characteristics. and just go over and over it all.

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      Your poor niece! 🙁

  14. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. I nailed Identifying different Nail Disorders associated with photos were were provided, and what potential causes there are.

    2. I nailed the anatomy quiz! I find it fascinating, and all the names have stuck with me! I have enjoyed education my family and friends the anatomy of their nails too.

    3. I have nailed learning the pronunciation of the nail disorders that we are being educated on, this can sometimes be a struggle for me but I have really focused on nailing these are they are so crucial for not only my clients safety, but mine too.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?

    1. I will continue to study various nail disorders so that I will become an expert at identifying danger signs when I see them, preventing either further damage or compromising safety and hygiene.

    2. Building my confidence with how I could approach denying a service to a client who I have concerns about, this is a struggle for me as I am someone who struggles to say no/ disappoint people.

    3. Building my confidence to be able to ask for a medical certificate post advising a doctors care to continue with a service. I feel although this could annoy a client or come across as over the top, but when it comes to safety and hygiene you can never do enough.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. I am extremely surprised at the vast variety of conditions within the human body that can have such a huge impact on our nails.

    2. I am very surprised that Melanonychia is the nails version of a mole.

    3. Some of these conditions are a lot more common then I thought.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. I will never forget the anatomy of a finger nail, and the correct wording!

    2. PPI – Pain, Pus (Open bodily fluid), and Inflammation

    3. If in doubt, DON’T!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take soooo many notes, key words, and revise revise revise!

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      This is SO good Georgia, well done!

  15. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.I have already nailed talking to accountants about tax’s, ACC levies etc as my partner has just got into his own business so by default I have had to learn and get my head around things.

    2.I haven’t nailed completely, I have been making a real effort to use the new (to me) and correct terminology when talking about mine or others nails eg Nail plate and nail bed being two different things and explaining what or what the differences are which actually people are surprised and find what I have got to say interesting.

    3. I have nailed turing what I have learnt into being practical with assessing my nails and my partners for any disorders and to practise pointing out what the different areas of the nail are. Or if I am playing with my nails in my head saying what part I am touching and what it links up with etc.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I need to work on getting all the terminology spot on and becoming habit by nature to use these instead of what I have known things by.

    2.I need to continue to build up my knowledge ongoing into everything in this moduel. As I am susceptible to infections and need to put my health and clients at the forefront when it comes to disorders and the ones that carry bugs.

    3. I do still need to work on the right pronunciation but by using the terminology daily in practising this should just become second nature.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. I was surprised that the lunula was called that but that this determines the shape of the free edge.

    2. I was surprised that more likely then not that a persons nails can actually shed light on other serious under lying conditions.

    3. I was surprised that the use of the light when having a manicure is the equivalent to spending an extra 17 seconds in the sun each day.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. What i would call the nail is actually the free edge and the nail plate.

    2. That cuticle is actually dead tissue that sheds.

    3. To get a medical certificate to resume a service on a client but to accomodate to what service will be best suited.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take your time

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      I love that you’re bringing terminology and assessment into real life!

  16. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Identifying the different disorders from the photos provided.
    2. The quiz.
    3. Nail anatomy and disorders are really interesting, I like to write make some nail shapes drawing by my hand , make me more understanding and good revision for me,
    What are the three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Memorizing each spelling of each disorder and how to pronounce in write way.
    2. I really need to continue work on my confidence, need to build confidence to be able to identify a disorder, how to talk with a client about it, and if you can or cannot service them. So they will not feel bad if can’t treat them.
    3. Make sure to provide all the information to the client according to treatment and according to clients’ needs.
    What are the three things that really surprised you?
    1. The number of nail disorders and nail infections there are. I never know there are so many nails disorders, but from now, I usually check everyone’s nail very carefully and try to find out everything. After this topic, I checked my husband, daughter, and friend nail.
    2. I am extremely surprised at the vast variety of conditions within the human body that can have such a huge impact on our nails.
    3. The importance of cuticle oil.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Anatomy of the nail
    2. If you see any inflammation, swelling or pus – do not do any service on the nails and recommend the client to see a doctor,
    3. Lateral fold up and down and proximal fold closest to you.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Need to do a lot of revision and make some notes so you will not forget anything in the future. Keep practicing. That will make you perfect.

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      Great work Mamta, well done!

  17. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.Learning the correct spelling of the different parts of the nail

    2.Getting the terms correct with the pictures i enjoyed that

    3.Being able to identify the different parts of the nail and what they are called

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.Making sure Im giving the client the correct information for the condition of their nails

    2.I think I have done well with the correct spelling but there is still a couple to work on

    3.I need to review my notes to build my confidence and my knowledge

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.The huge amount of different disorders

    2.The fact that other problems in the human body can cause so many problems with nails

    3.That the cuticle is not what Ive always been lead to believe it was

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.Pus Infections!!!

    2.That saliva on the nails from nail biting is actually a natural dehydrator

    3.That proximal means nearest to you

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1.Take lots of notes go back and read and re read

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      Haha yup it’s pretty hard to forget a pus infection!

    2. Great review and advice 😊

  18. WHAT ARE 3 THINGS YOU’VE ABSOLUTELY NAILED IN THIS MODULE.?
    1) Repetition! I’ve nailed the need to keep repeating the names of disorders and learning a new technical language 😊
    2. The importance of proper nail care and self care! I am now approaching my own nails with more care than ever before! This will be so important for my clients in the future because I will offer a better quality service with their best interests at heart 😊 leading by example!
    3. The total and complete importance of cuticle oil and as such the oil I’ve had for 6 years is now defunct and I have Dadi’ Oil. Thank goodness!

    WHAT ARE 3 THINGS YOU REALLY NEED TO WORK ON?
    1) Learning the technical names for disorders. It’s important for me to know each disorder without fail in order to guide clients properly . Personally it’s also a need to achieve.
    2) Not overthinking and trusting what I’ve learned.
    3) Continuing to revise this module so I’m confident with the complex names used to describe and identify disorders and the anatomy of the nail. Love it though 😊

    WHAT ARE THREE THINGS THAT REALLY SURPRISED YOU?
    1) Just how much damage the nail can incur as a result of trauma and excessive exposure to water and detergents.
    2) The amount of damage I’ve done to my own nails now that I know what all the signs are!?
    3) The extent to which the nails reflect a persons health and well being and what various health issues can be directly evident in the nail.

    WHAT ARE 3 THINGS YOU WILL NEVER FORGET?
    1) That a dark shadowy line through the nail could be considered a nail mole and should be checked. I will never forget because after I learned this here, I noticed exactly the same shadowy vertical line on my son’s thumb nail! He’s just had another major surgery and the last thing he needs is to see a Dr for this but I think he needs to have it checked ?
    2) That anyone would ever turn up to a nail appointment with anything green, yellow or weeping?
    3) That the nail is a very sensitive and delicate part of our human make up and needs way more care than what I’ve ever given credit for. I am approaching my nails very differently every day.

    WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A NEWBIE?
    Pay special attention during this module as the language becomes more complex and may take extra focus to absorb all the information. So much fun though and so informative! I thoroughly enjoyed it 😊

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      Haha you’d hate to know the amount of green, yellow or weeping I’ve seen!

  19. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Identifying what disorder of each of the images in the quiz were.
    2. Being confident on what nails I can work on and ones I can’t.
    3. Confident with characteristics of each of the disorders.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Spelling and pronunciation of disorders.
    2. Remembering what could cause each of the conditions
    3. Making sure appropriate treatment is administered for each disorder.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That there were so many different disorders.
    2. How quickly a nail can become badly infected.
    3. How so many different underlying issues can affect the nails. That the nails can tell such a story.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. If in doubt – say no!
    2. PPI (Pain, Pus and Inflammation) – 3 indicators of infection – send to doctor and do not treat.
    3. I will not pick my gel polish again and be careful if treatment cracks or lifts.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take notes. Do all the optional activities as this helps. – a really informative and enjoyable section. 🙂

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      Straight into the thick of it, awesome Annette!

  20. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module?
    1. Both of the Quizzes.
    2. Being able to identify what i can and can’t treat.
    3. The pronunciation of each disorder.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Correctly identifying each disorder.
    2. My confidence when explaining a disorder to a client in the circumstance i am unable to carrying on treating them.
    3. Building more knowledge around the disorders

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That hangnails are even a ‘thing’ – i get these quite often.
    2. How many different types of disorders there are in regards to nails.
    3. That there is a disorder that removes a nail plate from the nail bed – this shocked me as i have never heard of this happening before.

    What are three things that you will never forget?
    1. To never diagnose a client – refer them to a GP or specialist instead.
    2. How amazing Cuticle oil is.
    3. PPI – Pain, Pus and Inflammation.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this module?
    1. To take your time understanding each disorder etc.. The more you understand about each one the more confident you will feel when you actually come across one.

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      Now you’ll be shocked at often you DO see Onycholysis! 🙂

  21. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.difference between what I can work on and what I can’t.

    2. PPI

    3.if it’s infectious, it’s treatable, If it’s an underlying condition, it’s still treatable, it just might take longer, and I’m more likely to be able to work on the nail

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Remembering proper names for conditions

    2. Pronouncing proper names for conditions

    3.What service are appropriate for each condition.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How gross some of the photos were

    2. Koilonychia, actually being able to hold liquid in the nails

    3. How quick pseudomonas can take hold

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Always be kind, these can be embarrassing for people.

    2. Before treating a client, make sure they have a med cert if you have sent them to a doctor.

    3. Even if client has sought medical treatment, the damage may be done to nail, and you won’t know if it’s safe, hence the med cert.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Don’t start this chapter after eating.

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      HAHA The advice! That’s solid advice for sure 😀

  22. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Recognizing the different parts of the nail
    2. Which nail disorders are safe to work on
    3. Importance of correct sanitisation and disinfection

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Recognizing the different nail disorders
    2. Polietly alerting clients to potential disorders/conditions
    3. Offering the correct service as the best solution

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. How many different nail disorders there are
    2. The matrix dictates the nail
    3. Cuticle oil can help out a lot!

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. If in doubt say no!!
    2. Following proper cleaning and disinfection steps to avoid the risk of transmission
    3. Always use cuticle oil

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Keep your hygiene standards high – NEVER rush sanitisation and disinfection procedures
    STUDY TIP: print out pictures of the disorders and write your notes beside each one

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      Love that tip! Such a good idea!

  23. Three things I nailed:
    Nail anatomy
    Sanitisation and disinfectant
    The spelling of the diseases

    Three things to work on:
    Which name means which disease
    Which ones can be worked on
    Work on the not so big disorders

    Three things that surprised me:
    How many types of disorders there actually are
    The matrix I like a mini nail brain
    That nail moles were a thing, never seen it before

    Three things I’ll never forget:
    Saying no is always okay
    I can not diagnose anyone
    How important it is to disinfect everything after blood or bodily fluid has been involved

    Advice:
    Make flashcards for everything,makes life so much easier

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      Love me a flashcard 😀

  24. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Spelling the complicated disorder names, hopefully I can keep this up for the assessment!
    2. PPI = no treatment
    3. Learning/remembering the nail anatomy

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I’ll need to learn to be very headstrong when it comes to saying no
    2. Remembering which disorder name goes with which disorder
    3. I’ll need to make flash cards to remember characteristics, causes and treatments

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Asking for a medical certificate in some cases
    2. How many serious disorders there are, it’s interesting looking at my own nails and nails of people around me and trying to identify some!
    3. How fragile the matrix is and that is what causes ridges.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. If in doubt, just say no
    2. How long it takes for the nail to grow out! 12-16 weeks is actually so long!
    3. Do not cut the cuticle, I’ve been to nail salons before where my cuticles get cut and it sometimes hurts!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      As long as we can copy your spelling into Google and Google recognises what you’re trying to look up, we’ll accept your spelling 🙂

  25. Can we edit our posts ? Made a mistake again 😩

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Haha yup! There’s an Edit button next to the comment 🙂

  26. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. We are not licensed to diagnose or treat infections and disorders
    2. Always throw away disposables
    3. If PPI is present send the client off to their doctor, before attempting any service.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. How to alert the client politely about the potential disorders
    2. Keep refreshing disorders names
    3. Need to refresh nail troubleshooting
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Nails industry in NZ is unregulated
    2. Antibacterial products and water sanitisers don’t replace the correct disinfection .
    3. We should avoid wearing the same shoes for 2 days in a row as it takes longer than overnight to dry out the dampness caused by wear
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. To tell clients not to walk barefoot on community floors
    2. To tell clients to avoid wearing too small shoes as this can cause Onycholysis
    3. Never use a file on an active infection if there is something odd or the plate is discoloured using a file will spread the infection to other nails.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Keep practicing the hard names of disorders. Don’t give up.

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      Changing shoes surprised me too when I first learnt it, I’d never thought of it that way!

  27. What are three things you absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Nail anatomy.
    2. I am not licensed to diagnose or treat disorders or infections.
    3. P.P.I= Pain. Pus. Inflammation.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Pronouncing the disorders.
    2. Keep coming back to the disorders to soak in the information.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. It takes 12-16 weeks for the nail to grow from the eponychium to the hyponychium.
    2. There were so many nail disorders I never knew about.
    3. The shape of the lunula determines the natural shape of the free edge.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Never cut the eponychium.
    2. Cuticle Oil
    3. Our nails protect our fingertips and bones.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Keep revising over your notes and this module. (I definitely will be)

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      And still more rarer disorders that we don’t teach! Crazy heaps!

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