(2) Make the bed as though you are making an unoccupied bed, except that
the top sheet and blanket are not tucked under the mattress at the foot of the bed, and
the corners are not mitered.
Fanfold the top covers to the side or to the foot of the bed.
(4) Place a towel or disposable pad (Chux ) at the head of the bed. This is
intended to protect the sheet if the patient should vomit.
(5) It is a good idea to place a drawsheet on the bed because it can be used
to move the patient more easily.
(6) Place the pillow(s) on a chair near the bed or in an upright position at the
head of the bed.
Leave the bed in the high position.
Lock the brakes on the bed.
(9) Move the furniture away from the bed to allow for easier access to the
bed for the recovery room stretcher and personnel.
(10) Make certain an emesis basin is readily available and suction is
available where indicated.
(11) Keep Chux available to use if necessary.
TERMINAL CLEANING OF THE PATIENT CARE UNIT
(1) The sanitation of the bed, bedside cabinet, and general area of the
patient care unit with a detergent/germicidal agent after the patient is discharged or
transferred from the nursing care unit.
Performed at every patient care unit before the area is prepared for the