The Long-Term Care Facility as
Home
NATCEP Day Fourteen
Objectives
• Identify major items in the resident’s unit
• Identify measures to keep the resident’s
environment comfortabl...
Equipment
• Call Light System
• Furniture
▫ Bed
▫ Bedside Table
▫ Chairs

• Urinals
• Supplies
• Belongings
Keep Them Comfortable!
• Adjust temperature
• Extra humidity
▫ Respiratory Disorders
▫ Only as directed by nurse

• Adjust...
Keep Safe & Clean!
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Call light within reach
Chairs out of path of traffic
Urinals in reach for male resident...
Bed-making Techniques and
Comfort Measures
NATCEP Day Fourteen
Objectives
• Identify guidelines for bed-making
• Identify types of bed-making
▫ When each is appropriate
Why is bed-making important?
• Resident Comfort
• Medical Asepsis – cleanliness
• Safety related to pressure ulcers
Rules of Medical Asepsis
• Never shake linens
• Hold linens away from uniform
• Never put dirty linens on the floor or on ...
Types of Bed-making
• Unoccupied
▫ The resident is able to leave the bed while
it is made

• Occupied
▫ The resident remai...
Types of Beds Made
• Closed
▫ Made with the top sheet and spread pulled all
the way up
▫ Used when the resident will be ou...
Types of Beds Made
• Open
▫ The top sheet and spread are fan-folded to the
bottom of the bed
▫ Allows easy access by the r...
Types of Beds Made
• Surgical
▫ Made with top sheet fan
Folded lengthwise to the
side of the bed farthest
from the door
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  1. 1. The Long-Term Care Facility as Home NATCEP Day Fourteen
  2. 2. Objectives • Identify major items in the resident’s unit • Identify measures to keep the resident’s environment comfortable • Identify measures necessary to maintain a safe and clean unit
  3. 3. Equipment • Call Light System • Furniture ▫ Bed ▫ Bedside Table ▫ Chairs • Urinals • Supplies • Belongings
  4. 4. Keep Them Comfortable! • Adjust temperature • Extra humidity ▫ Respiratory Disorders ▫ Only as directed by nurse • Adjust lighting
  5. 5. Keep Safe & Clean! • • • • • • • Call light within reach Chairs out of path of traffic Urinals in reach for male residents Bedside stand within safe & easy reach Supplies clean and put away Bed locked and in lowest position Respect resident’s space and belongings ▫ Not ours to throw away • Unit cleaned daily ▫ Responsible to keep neat & orderly
  6. 6. Bed-making Techniques and Comfort Measures NATCEP Day Fourteen
  7. 7. Objectives • Identify guidelines for bed-making • Identify types of bed-making ▫ When each is appropriate
  8. 8. Why is bed-making important? • Resident Comfort • Medical Asepsis – cleanliness • Safety related to pressure ulcers
  9. 9. Rules of Medical Asepsis • Never shake linens • Hold linens away from uniform • Never put dirty linens on the floor or on clean linens • Extra linens brought into the resident’s room cannot be used for another resident
  10. 10. Types of Bed-making • Unoccupied ▫ The resident is able to leave the bed while it is made • Occupied ▫ The resident remains in the bed while it is made
  11. 11. Types of Beds Made • Closed ▫ Made with the top sheet and spread pulled all the way up ▫ Used when the resident will be out of the bed for the day
  12. 12. Types of Beds Made • Open ▫ The top sheet and spread are fan-folded to the bottom of the bed ▫ Allows easy access by the resident; can pull the sheets and spread up easily.
  13. 13. Types of Beds Made • Surgical ▫ Made with top sheet fan Folded lengthwise to the side of the bed farthest from the door

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