- by BM90 Sep 8, '12ok, so this might sound stupid but I'm stuck on this one question from a quiz I'm taking and we haven't learned about this yet so...help would be appreciated
According to common practice, when are the bed linens usually changed?
Before giving the bath
Following the bath
After receiving visitors
I would think it's before giving the patient a bath but we watched a video in class where the nurse was giving the patient a bed bath, then she changed the linens...so...I don't know. And I know it's not before bed or after receiving visitors...Last edit by BM90 on Sep 8, '12
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- Sep 8, '12 by iluvpathoI don't remember ever learning a specific rule about that but I always have changed linens right after giving a bath or while the patients gets up to take a shower. That way if the shower is in the room you're keep busy while being there if teh pt. needs you. If its a bed bath then the sheets could get wet or dirty as you're bathing so I usually do it right after but of course if the sheets are visibly soiled anytime I would do it right then. Not sure if that helps or not, and I'm not sure if thats right book-wise but how I've been doing in clinicals for awhile.
- Sep 8, '12 by Sun0408Think about it, why would you change before?? This would lead to a dirty body on clean sheets that will get wet
What does visitors have to do with linen changes??
Why before bed, what will this accomplish?? Dirty body/clean sheets again.
So that leaves following the bath..clean body/clean sheets
- Sep 8, '12 by libby11Following a bath, especially if its a bed bath!
Get is permanently stuck in your head that clean touches clean, dirty touches dirty.
Dirty NEVER touches clean, or clean is no longer valid.
- Sep 8, '12 by BM90Thank you guuuys! very helpful