# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Nurse Aide II Task 797901682

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Place footboard, overbed cradle, or egg crate mattress on bed.

Definition

Placement of a footboard, overbed cradle, or egg crate mattress on a bed should include knowing the purpose of these devices (which is to assist in the prevention of pressure ulcers and skin breakdown) and their proper use.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What type of clients/residents/patients are good candidates for the use of a footboard, overbed cradle, or egg crate mattress?
  • Does the use of the devices relieve the nurse aide of his/her duties in providing good skin care and frequent assessment of skin at boney prominences? Explain.

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