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Nursing Skills Laboratory Procedure


Moving a Patient in Segments to the Side of the Bed

Achievement of SATISFACTORY in all categories is necessary

Student's Name: ____________________

Grade (circle one):

P = achieved 3 or above in all categories

F = achieved 2 or below in one or more categories

The following scale is utilized:

1 = Failing 2 = Unsatisfactory 3 = Satisfactory 4 = Good 5 = Superior

ACTION
S
G SA U
F
  • Explain the procedure to the patient
5 4 3 2 1
  • Wash and dry hands carefully
5 4 3 2 1
  • Draw the curtain around the bed for privacy
5 4 3 2 1
  • Go to and stand as close as possible at one side of the bed, in line with the patient's waistline
5 4 3 2 1
  • Lock the wheels of the bed
5 4 3 2 1
  • Raise the bed to waist level and lower the head of the bed to a horizontal position, or as low as the patient can tolerate
5 4 3 2 1
  • Lower the siderail closest to you
5 4 3 2 1
  • Fold the top linens down past the patient's feet
5 4 3 2 1
  • Remove the pillow out from under the patient's head and neck
5 4 3 2 1
  • Position the patient on his/her back
5 4 3 2 1
  • Have the patient, or assist him/her, to cross his/her arms over his/her chest
5 4 3 2 1
  • Stand as close as possible at the side of the bed toward which the patient's shoulders will be moved
5 4 3 2 1
  • Establish a broad base of support
5 4 3 2 1
  • Move one leg and foot forward near the edge of the bed and your other leg and foot backward two feet away from the edge of the bed
5 4 3 2 1
  • Incline your trunk forward, flex your knees and hips, and place weight on your backward leg and foot
5 4 3 2 1
  • Place your arms and hands, with palms facing upward and close together, beneath the patient's shoulders
5 4 3 2 1
  • Flex your fingers around the patient's far shoulder
5 4 3 2 1
  • Rock backward, shifting weight from your forward leg and foot to your backward leg and foot while pulling the patient's shoulders directly toward your body
5 4 3 2 1
  • Stand as close as possible at the side of the bed toward which the patient's buttocks will be moved
5 4 3 2 1
  • Establish a broad base of support
5 4 3 2 1
  • Move one leg and foot forward near the edge of the bed and your other leg and foot backward two feet away from the edge of the bed
5 4 3 2 1
  • Incline your trunk forward, flex your knees and hips, and place weight on your backward leg and foot
5 4 3 2 1
  • Place your arms and hands, with palms facing upward and close together, beneath the patient's buttocks
5 4 3 2 1
  • Flex your fingers around the patient's far buttock
5 4 3 2 1
  • Rock backward, shifting weight from your forward leg and foot to your backward leg and foot while pulling the patient's buttocks directly toward your body
5 4 3 2 1
  • Stand as close as possible at the side of the bed toward which the patient's legs and ankles will be moved
5 4 3 2 1
  • Establish a broad base of support
5 4 3 2 1
  • Move one leg and foot forward near the edge of the bed and your other leg and foot backward two feet away from the edge of the bed
5 4 3 2 1
  • Incline your trunk forward, flex your knees and hips, and place weight on your backward leg and foot
5 4 3 2 1
  • Place your arms and hands, with palms facing upward and close together, beneath the patient's legs and ankles
5 4 3 2 1
  • Flex your fingers around the patient's far leg and ankle
5 4 3 2 1
  • Rock backward, shifting weight from your forward leg and foot to your backward leg and foot while pulling the patient's legs and ankles directly toward your body
5 4 3 2 1
  • Replace the pillow under the patient's head and neck
5 4 3 2 1
  • Unfold the top linens over the patient
5 4 3 2 1
  • Lower the bed to the lowest level
5 4 3 2 1
  • Raise the siderail nearest you
5 4 3 2 1
  • Assure that the patient's call light is readily available
5 4 3 2 1
  • Wash and dry hands carefully
5 4 3 2 1
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