# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Health Assisting Careers Task 133354669

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Make unoccupied and occupied beds.

Definition

Making an unoccupied bed should include
  • selection of appropriate linens
  • use of proper body mechanics
  • infection control measures throughout the procedure.
Making an occupied bed should include
  • selection of appropriate linens
  • patient’s/client's safety and privacy at all times
  • use of proper body mechanics
  • infection control measures throughout the procedure.


For students taking the nurse aide credential at the end of the course, follow the Virginia Board of Nursing regulations:
Commonwealth of Virginia Regulations
Governing Certified Nurse Aides
Virginia Board of Nursing
www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/leg/CNA_02272014.doc

Process/Skill Questions

  • When would you change the bedspread on a bed?
  • What is the purpose of wearing gloves when stripping used bed linens from the bed?
  • Where do you put soiled linens?
  • What linens are needed, in order of use, to make an unoccupied bed?
  • When are side rails used during the making of an occupied bed?
  • How is patient’s/client's privacy protected during the making of an occupied bed?
  • How do you protect yourself from back injuries when performing this procedure?
  • Why would you move a patient/client closer to the edge of the bed nearest you before turning him/her over on his/her side?

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