Making an Occupied Bed: Special Considerations (Nursing)

by Samantha Rhea

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    00:04 Now let's take a look at a few more considerations when making an occupied bed.

    00:09 So, if you can, use a fitted sheet when available.

    00:12 Sometimes if we try to put a regular sheet on the bottom, that thing can slide there, everywhere, provide wrinkles underneath the patients, not the most comfortable.

    00:23 Also, if the patient can help you make sure you encourage participation from them such as rolling for example or choices in regards to their bed linens.

    00:33 Now if you have to complete the bed change alone for a client that's not able to help, really this is not ideal and you really want to try to get another staff member to help you.

    00:43 And also be mindful, some patients may have spinal precaution for example, meaning their spine has to stay aligned when we roll them so the log rolling techniques is ideal.

    00:54 Or, some patients can't tolerate when their head of bed is down because they could choke or aspirate.

    01:01 So just make sure you assess your client before you start.

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    The lecture Making an Occupied Bed: Special Considerations (Nursing) by Samantha Rhea is from the course Bed Bathing and Making an Occupied Bed (Nursing).

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    1. Utilization of a fitted sheet
    2. Utilization of a loose sheet
    3. Encouragement of the patient to relax and not to worry about participating
    4. Perform the procedure by yourself even if help is available

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     Samantha Rhea

    Samantha Rhea

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