D bottom sheet used to cover the bed after mattress

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D. Bottom sheet: used to cover the bed after mattress cover. E. Rubber sheet: used to protect the bottom sheet from soothing due to patient secretions and prevent the patients from getting bedsore. It's usually placed over the center of the bottom sheet.
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Special Considerations: 1. Before starting the procedure, see to it that all linen are on hand and arranged according to use. 2. If the bed is of the Hi-Low type, adjust the height accordingly. 3. Finish one side of the bed at a time. 4. Remember that placement of the rubber sheet will depend upon the client’s need. 5. Leave the client’s need in order. 6. Apply the principles of body mechanics while you are making the bed. Equipment: Assemble at the bedside and arrange according to use the following: 2 Bedsheets 1 Bedspread (optional) 1 Rubber sheet 1 Pillow case 1 Draw sheet 1 Mattress cover (if necessary) 1 hamper Procedure: 1. Explain to the client what you are going to do, why it is necessary, and how he or she can cooperate. 2. Wash hands and observe other appropriate infection control procedures. 3. Provide for client privacy. 4. Place the fresh linen on the client’s chair or overbed table; do not use another client’s bed. RATIONALE: This prevents cross-contamination (the movement of microorganisms from one client to another) via soiled linen. 5. Assess and assist the client out of bed. Make sure that this is an appropriate and convenient time for the client to be out of bed.
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Assist the client to a comfortable chair. 6. Strip the bed. Check bed linens for any items belonging to the client, and detach the call bed or any drainage tubes from the bed linen. Loosen all bedding systematically, starting at the head of the bed on the far side and moving around the bed up to the head of the bed on the near side. RATIONALE: Moving around the bed systematically prevents stretching and reaching and possible muscle strain. Remove the pillowcases, if soiled, and place the pillows on the bedside chair near the foot of the bed. Fold reusable linens, such as the bedspread and top sheet on the bed, into fourths. First, fold the linen in half by bringing the top edge even with the bottom edge, and then grasp it at the center of the middle fold and bottom edges. RATIONALE: Folding linens saves time and energy when reapplying the linens on the bed. Remove the waterproof pad and discard it if soiled. Roll all soiled linen inside the bottom sheet, hold it away from your uniform, and place it directly in the linen hamper. RATIONALE: These actions are essential to prevent the transmission of microorganisms to the nurse and others. Grasp the mattress securely, using the lugs if present, and move the mattress up to the head of the bed. 7. Apply the bottom sheet and draw sheet. Place the folded bottom sheet with its center fold on the center of the bed.
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  • Fall '19
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