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Which action should a nurse take when making a surgical bed?



A. Leave the bed in the high position when finished.
B. Place the pillow at the head of the bed.
C. Tuck the top sheet and blanket under the bottom of the bed.
D. Roll the client to the far side of the bed.

This question is part of basic physical care (part 1)

Asked by Oliver, Last updated: Aug 04, 2020

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Carice Snow

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Carice Snow, Motivator, MA, California

Answered Dec 18, 2018

For nurses, there are certain procedures that must be followed at all times. This standard must be met when doing all of the tasks that each nurse must do. For example, a nurse has to make a surgical bed following surgery.

However, it is not the same as making your bed at home. Instead, there is always a specific procedure that must be done in order for everything to be done correctly and safely for patients.

Surgical beds move up and down. However, the bed may not be left in any level that the nurse wants to leave it. Instead, she or he must leave the bed in the high position when she or he is finished making the bed.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Leave the bed in the high position when finished.-rationale: when making a surgical bed, the nurse should leave the bed in the high position when finished. after placing the top linens on the bed without touching them, the nurse should fanfold these linens to the side opposite the side from which the client will enter and place the pillow on the bedside chair. all of these actions promote transfer of the postoperative client from the stretcher to the bed. when making an occupied or unoccupied bed, the nurse should place the pillow at the head of the bed and tuck the top sheet and blanket under the bottom of the bed. when making an occupied bed, the nurse should roll the client to the far side of the bed.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: safety and infection controlcognitive level: applicationreference: ellis, j.r., and bentz, p.m. modules for basic nursing skills, 7th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p.159.
 

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