I had an RN student shadowing me today. We put an air mattress, I believe it is called a prime air mattress one side is plastic and one side has material on it and it goes home with the patient and they can air it up with a hair dryer or bicycle tire pump, on the bed and I started to put the linens on. He told me that they were taught that when using an air mattress you don't put linens on the bed. I haven't ever heard of that has anyone else???
Yeh, i was taught you can put linen on it but not tuck it in
As for turns, they are turned, but less frequently than they would be. Turns are determined by when the pts skin is showing signs of marking etc.
Last edit by scared'o'needles! on Feb 11, '10