I can't remember this part on bedpan skill.

  1. When you lower the head of the bed to put the bed pan on the patient do you need to raise the side rails? I thought I remembered my teacher saying that you need to raise the side rails every time you move the bed, but I might have misheard her, and it seems unnecessary to raise them for this reason.
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  3. by   ZombieMomma
    It's not mentioned as a step in my book but it seems like the patient will need something to hold onto in order to lean over. I do just bc it makes sense to me.
  4. by   Glycerine82
    You would put the rails up on the side opposite you. You can't very well work over bedrails.