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Elastic Stockings

Applying Knee High Elastic Stockings

Step 1 Knock before entering the room. Identify and greet resident. Explain procedure. Wash your hands. Provide for privacy. Ask for consent.
Step 2 * Raise bed rails. Raise bed to best level for good body mechanics.
Step 3 Lower side rail on the side you are working. Place in supine position.
Step 4 Expose the leg while providing for privacy.
Step 5 Turn the stocking inside out down to the heel.
Step 6 Slip the foot of the stocking over the toe, foot, and heel.
Step 7 Grasp the stocking top. slip it over the foot and heel. Pull it up the leg. The stocking turns right side out as it is pulled up. The stocking is even and snug.
Step 8 Remove twists, creases, or wrinkles
Step 9* Raise the side rails.
Step 10 Go to the other side and lower the side rail.
Step 11 Repeat steps 5-8 for the other leg. (May verbalize this step)
Step 12* Raise side rail. Lower bed. Lower side rail. Attach signal light within resident's reach.
Step 13 Wash hands and report & record observations.
Created by: na3