Module 7 Learning guide

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Learning Guide Module 7 – Bedmaking Chapter 31: 1. What measures would the nurse implement to ensure the safety and comfort of the patient  while in the bed.   1. Obtain help to hold the patient if necessary to ensure safety.  2. Keep side rails up on side away from the nurse. 3. Keep call bell within reach. 4. Check bed for malfunctions. 5. Ensure bed is locked. 6. Keep patient in proper body alignment. Provide privacy and comfort for the patient while making the bed by:             Keeping the patient covered. 2. What are the three main rationales for changing the linens? Psychological  Feel comfortable and refreshed Physiological  Wrinkled bed can cause skin irritation and contribute to pressure sores / decubitus ulcers Environmental Reservoir of microorganisms acquired from contact with patient 3. What is the main reason that asepsis is following when making a bed?  What are other measures implemented to maintain asepsis? The nurse must follow aseptic principles when making a bed to prevent the spread of microorganisms  by: Handwashing – wear gloves if linen soiled or you have an open lesion on your hands. Keep soiled linen away from your uniform.  Place soiled linen in bag,  never  on the floor.  Never shake or fluff, always fold linen– prevents air currents that may spread  microorganisms. Do not touch your hair, body with contaminated hands while making bed.   4. How does the nurse maintain proper body mechanics when making a bed? Ways to maintain body mechanics while making the bed.
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1. Have bed at correct height. 2. Have the center of gravity close to the base of support. 3. Use stronger arm and leg muscles. 4. Keep back straight and knees flexed. 5. Stand facing in the direction in which you are working and avoid twisting the body 5. What cost effective measures can the nurse implement when making a bed?
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course RNSG 1105 taught by Professor Cooper during the Spring '11 term at Austin Community College.

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