Frequently check patient because of possibility of
suffocating while in a prone position.
Place the middle of the roll diagonally across the patient's upper back and
Bring both ends of the sheet under the litter.
Cross the ends of the sheet under the litter.
(7) Bring the ends of the sheet up and over the patient's other shoulder and
other side of the patient's upper back and tie ends snugly in the middle of the patient's
back with a square knot.
(8) Secure one of the patient's wrists to the litter parallel to the thighs using a
(9) Secure the patient's other wrist overhead to the nearest litter-carrying
handle using a wrist restraint.
This method prevents the patient from pushing himself up from the
Also, it keeps the patient's arms and hands within confines of the
This procedure requires another person to assist.
e. Bed Restraint.
Fold sheet in half, lengthwise.
(2) Tuck sheet approximately 2 feet of one end under one side of mattress at
patient's chest level.
Ensure there is adequate sheet under the mattress in order to prevent the
sheet from being easily pulled out.