Figure 1-28. Draw sheet is a single sheet that is folded in half and placed under the
patient and over the middle third of the bed .
Get an additional mover to hold the intravenous infusion (IV) pole, if
c. Preparing the Sheet. The draw sheet pull method requires the use of a
sheet that is slipped under the patient in order to slide the patient from one surface to
another (figure 1-28). You will need a heavy draw sheet or a full sheet folded in half for
this purpose. Normally, there will already be a full sheet folded in half on the stretcher.
A draw sheet is a single sheet folded in half. It is placed under the patient and over the
middle third of the bed. A draw sheet is used, as a matter of routine, for those patients
who need frequent help in order to move about. Just before moving the patient, the
edges of the draw sheet are loosened from the bed and rolled up close to the patient's
body to form handholds.
d. Padding and Other Precautions. If the X-ray table is the stationary cradle
type, extra padding will be needed to protect the patient from the metal parts of the
table's edge. For cradle tables with a floating surface, move the tabletop as far forward
as possible toward the stretcher to prevent injury to the patient. Move tube housings
above the radiographic table out of the way to protect both the patient and the movers.
Instruct the patient not to sit up in order to avoid bumping into the unit.
e. Moving the Lighter Patient. After you have prepared the draw sheet and
assembled your movers as described above, you are ready to follow the steps shown in
figures 1-29 through 1-31.