Essential Bedrest Skills Test
User ID: Date:01/20/2019
Proper body mechanics for lifting are:
Twist at the waist
Lift with your back not your legs
Bring the object close to you
Always keep your knees straight
Which of the following does not contribute to the formation of a pressure ulcer:
Which of the following are pressure points:
All of the above
Two areas of the body that need support when lying on one’s side are:
Both of the above
Neither of the above
The prone position is when the person is lying on his or her:
Moving and positioning your body correctly is called:
Principles of pressure points
Principles of body mechanics
Principles of external rotation
Body movement guidelines
When moving someone to the edge of the bed, begin by:
Sliding one of your arms under the person’s shoulders and your other arm under the back.
Sliding your arms along the sheet as you shift your weight to your back foot.
Sliding one of your arms under the person’s hips and the other under the thighs.
Grasping the draw sheet at the person’s hip and pulling it toward you.
A draw sheet is:
A bed sheet that is folded in half hem-to-hem.
An aid for moving someone that is unable to help you.
Placed in the center of the bed between the shoulders and mid-thigh.
All of the above.
A mechanical lift can cause fear for some people. You can help relieve fear by:
Moving him or her as quickly as possible.
Explaining to the patient each step along the way.
B and C only.
Elasticized stockings should be removed and put on again:
Every 12 hours
Every 8 hours
Every 6 hours
The best way to prevent pressure ulcers is frequent repositioning and a daily examination of the skin.
Never leave someone on the bedpan for long periods of time. Bedpans may constrict blood vessels, which can cause skin breakdown.
The major cause of pressure ulcers is bedwetting.
A clean, wrinkle-free bed helps prevent pressure ulcers.
In the 30-degree Fowler’s or modified sitting up in bed position, there is less pressure on the lower back.
To turn someone on the side away from you, have the person cross his/her arms over the chest. Then cross the leg that is farthest from you over the leg that is closest to you.
It is not necessary to wash your hands after wearing gloves.
When using a mechanical lift to move someone from the bed to the wheelchair, raise the person only enough to clear the bed.
Handwashing is the most effective measure to prevent the spread of germs.
Pressure points indicate areas that need massage.