Make sure the sheet is hem side down for a smooth

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Make sure the sheet is hem side down for a smooth foundation. Spread the sheet out over the mattress, and allow a sufficient amount of sheet at the top to tuck under the mattress. RATIONALE: The top of the sheet needs to be well tucked under to remain securely in place, especially when the head of the bed is elevated. Place the sheet along the edge of the mattress at the foot of the bed and do not tuck it in (unless it is a contour or fitted sheet). Miter the sheet at the top corner on the near side and tuck the sheet under the mattress, working from the head of the bed to the foot. If a waterproof draw sheet is used, place it over the bottom sheet so that the centrefold is at the center line of the bed and the top and bottom edges extend from the middle of the client’s back to the area of the midthigh or knee. Fanfold the uppermost half of the folded drawsheet at the center or far edge of the bed and tuck in the near edge. Lay the cloth drawsheet over the waterproof sheet in the same manner.
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Optional: Before moving to the other side of the bed, place the top linens on the bed hemside up, unfold them, tuck them in, and miter the bottom corners. RATIONALE: Completing one entire side of the bed at a time saves time and energy. 8. Move to the other side and secure the bottom linens. Tuck in the bottom sheet under the head of the mattress, pull the sheet firmly, and miter the corner of the sheet. Pull the remainder of the sheet firmly so that there are no wrinkles. RATIONALE: Wrinkles can cause discomfort for the client. Tuck the sheet in at the side. Complete this same process for the drawsheet(s). 9. Apply or complete the top sheet, blanket, and spread. Place the top sheet, hemside up, on the bed so that its centrefold is at the center of the bed and the top edge is even with the top edge of the mattress. Unfold the sheet over the bed. Optional: Make a vertical or a horizontal toe pleat in the sheet to provide additional room for the client’s feet. a. Vertical toe pleat: Make a fold in the sheet 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 in.) perpendicular to the foot of the bed. b. Horizontal toe pleat: Make a fold in the sheet 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 in.)across the bed near the foot. Loosening the top covers around the feet after the client is in bed is another way to provide additional space. Follow the same procedure for the blanket and the spread, but place the top edges about 15 cm (6 in.) from the head of the bed to allow a cuff of sheet to be folded over them.
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Tuck in the sheet, blanket, and spread at the foot of the bed, and miter the corner, using all three layers of linen. Leave the sides of the top sheet, blanket, and spread hanging freely unless toe pleats were provided. Fold the top of the top sheet down over the spread, providing a cuff. RATIONALE: The cuff of sheet makes it easier for the client to pull the covers up. Move to the other side of the bed and secure the top bedding in the same manner.
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