(d) Replace the protective sheet, if used. Hold the linen folds in place
in the center of the bed with one hand, and bring the rolled protective sheet back over
the linen folds to the clean foundation. Place the clean cotton drawsheet over the
protective sheet, rolling the excess folds toward the patient. Smooth and tuck under the
sides of both sheets to complete the near side of the foundation. (The cotton drawsheet
should completely cover the protective sheet in order to prevent irritation of the patient's
skin, when it is exposed to either the rubber or laminated cotton sheet.)
(e) Tuck all linen folds under the patient as smoothly as possible.
Assist the patient to roll over the linen folds to the clean foundation side.
(a) Secure the side of the bed, if needed, before going to the opposite
side of the bed.
(b) Go to the opposite side of the bed. Pull the rolled linen through.
Keep the clean linen close to the patient's back; remove the soiled linen and place it in
the clothes hamper. Tighten the mattress cover, head to foot. Complete the
If protective sheets (or drawsheet only) are used, pull taut and wrinkle free by
tightening the center portion first, then the upper and lower ends.
(c) Turn the patient to the center of the bed. Center the clean top
sheet over the patient. Instruct the patient to hold the clean top sheet while you remove
the soiled top sheet from underneath, pulling gently from top to bottom. Place the soiled
sheet in the clothes hamper.
(d) Replace the blanket and spread, instructing the patient to check for
free movement of his feet to be sure the top bedding is loose enough before tucking
under and maturing the corners at the foot.
(e) Complete the cuff at the head of the bed. Fold down the top
bedding to a level comfortable for the patient.
(a) Place a clean case on the pillow. Replace the pillow under the
patient's head. Use the crank handle at the foot of the bed and adjust as needed. Also
adjust the sides of the bed as needed.
(b) Place the bedside cabinet and the signal cord within the patient's