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STNA bed/unit

Bedmaking, Care of pt's room & Admission/Discharge

Occupied Bed making bed with pt in it
Unoccupied Bed Making bed without pt in it
Bed Cradle Metal frame placed between bottom & top sheets to hold blankets off pt's feet
Foot Board Padded board placed at end of bed to keep feet aligned in 90 degree position
Pressure Relief Mattress mattress used to decrease potential for pressure sores/ulcers
Closed bed Bed with top blanket or cover pulled up over the pillow. Bed is "made."
Open bed Covers are fan-folded to end of bed so pt can get into it easier. Used more often in hospitals.
Surgical bed Covers are fan-folded to the side away from door.
Mitered Corner Method of folding and tucking bottom edge of sheets/blankets to help secure them onto bed.
Overbed Table Table which is able to go over bed or chair and may be raised or lowered.
Call Light Method of allowing pt to signal that assistance is required, usually by pushing a call button.
Absorbent Pads Pads placed on bed over bottom sheet to absorb liquids, such as urine. May also be used as draw sheet.
Admission Process Procedure for welcoming a new pt and completing documentation according to your job description.
Discharge Process Procedure for assisting to pack up pt's belongings prior to leaving.
Transferring pt Procedure for assisting to be taken home or to another healthcare facility.
Admission Inventory Listing all items pt brings with them during their admission to facility
AMA pt leaves medical facility without Dr's permission or "against medical advice."
Created by: Mrs O's STNA
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