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Hi,

Does anyone have a skill checklist for bed making? Proper order and such. We are thinking of hiring a bedmaker at our facility, and as we were discussing this, a whole big "disagreement" started about where the drawer sheet goes in relation to the pad?

Some where saying the pad goes under the drawer sheet? I have never seen or heard this. We always put it on top of the drawer sheet.

Any one know? Have something I can print out??

Thanks a bunch

Whispera, MSN, RN

Specializes in psych, addictions, hospice, education.

If you're referring to the pad that catches fluids, it has to go on top of the draw sheet or when you use the draw sheet, the pad will stay where it is and not serve its purpose anymore.

Thats what I said LOL. Then I asked if the pad was underneath the drawer sheet and you are using the drawer sheet to boost, wouldn't everything be higher up except the pad?? So, of course the pad would be useless and they would have a complete bed? But hey what do I know?

lift sheet is not always synon. with draw sheet...the draw sheet covers the part of the lower sheet most commonly soiled, allowing it to be changed instead of the whole bed. A lift sheet is by def. used to lift...and with sturdy cloth incontinent pads, prob. not nec...However, if used, the incontinent pad, again by def., goes on last.

If put under the lift sheet, it will wick the urine to the whole bed (potentially). It really drives me crazy when i see this, a waste of time and laundry.

We are using it as a lift sheet. So,does anyone know where I can find a checklist LOL

Whispera, MSN, RN

Specializes in psych, addictions, hospice, education.

If you have someone who trains CNAs in your building (if you have CNAs, of course), there's a checklist in the training manual, I bet.

If you have someone who trains CNAs in your building (if you have CNAs, of course), there's a checklist in the training manual, I bet.

I wish!:clown: I work in a VERY small place. We have really nothing like that. When we hire new employees, they train with another staff member. Thats it!

Whispera, MSN, RN

Specializes in psych, addictions, hospice, education.

Actually, I think having a checklist for making a bed is rather over the top in detail-monitoring....

Oh no. I am sorry, you misunderstood me. I am not using it to monitor bed making! Just to end the stupid argument about where the pad goes! If these ladies don't see it in print they won't agree. I know it sounds petty. Unless, I can find something about it, they won't do it.

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Whispera, MSN, RN

Specializes in psych, addictions, hospice, education.

ohhhh...ok.... did you search online? I just did a google search and one site says it can go above or below the draw sheet, so that's no help.

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rank hath its privilege......if you are the boss, it is your say so......i know most of us dont care for the authotarian (sp) attidude.....but.....

Actually, I saw a few videos on youtube.com. But can't access them at work. I have great CNA's, but if they are set in their ways about something, it is very difficult to have them try anything different. This argument turned in to a screaming match and is still going on. The DON should have put a stop to it right away , but she didn't.

fuzzywuzzy, CNA

Specializes in LTC. Has 3 years experience.

I've never heard of someone hired just to make beds.

I don't think it makes any sense to pad the draw sheet on top of the soaker pad, but whatever works for the people who are actually changing the beds/boosting people.

Could you not do a little experiment and make the bed in a variety of ways, try lifting someone (staff perhaps) and see how it works? Seeing is sometimes believing.

chicookie, BSN, RN

Specializes in Peds Hem, Onc, Med/Surg. Has 8 years experience.

Also if you had a nursing fundamentals book, it should be in there also.

nightmare, LPN

Specializes in Nursing Home ,Dementia Care,Neurology..

Our pads go next to the skin.If you put it under a draw sheet then the whole bed gets soaked!If you are moving someone up a bed there are techniques to do this with the pad still in place.

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