Exercises for Lesson 3
1. The cleaning of a unit daily or in accordance with local standing operation procedure (SOP) is termed:
- a. Terminal.
- b. Concurrent.
- c. Procedural.
- d. Systematic.
2. The cleaning of a unit when the patient is discharged, is transferred, or dies, is termed:
- a. Systematic.
- b. Terminal.
- c. Concurrent.
- d. Procedural.
3. The equipment required to clean the patient's unit is assembled:
- a. In the patient's room.
- b. On the cleared bedside cabinet.
- c. In the utility room.
- d. At the nurses' station.
4. Any personal articles left by the patient should be turned in to the:
- a. Head nurse.
- b. Wardmaster.
- c. Guardian or relative.
- d. Legal authority.
5. The first steps of the procedure for cleaning a patient unit should be performed in the following order:
- a. Assemble the equipment, clear the bedside cabinet, strip the bed, and clean the bed.
- b. Clean the bedside cabinet, assemble the equipment, clean the bed, and strip the bed.
- c. Clean the bedside cabinet, strip the bed, clean the bed, and assemble the equipment.
- d. Clean the bed, strip the bed, clear the bedside cabinet, and assemble the equipment.
6. Make all beds in a nursing unit alike:
- a. For beauty.
- b. To satisfy the patients.
- c. To please the nurse.
- d. For uniformity of appearance.
7. When making beds, use good body mechanics, and make each movement:
- a. Rapid.
- b. Quiet.
- c. Purposeful.
- d. Dust free.
8. Including the daily allowance of clean linen, towel and washcloth, the following equipment is needed to make an unoccupied open bed:
- a. Wash basin containing detergent-germicide solution, cleaning cloth, clothes hamper, and paper bag.
- b. Cleaning cloth, sponge, paper bag, and washbasin.
- c. Waxed or foil paper, washbasin, cleaning cloth, and disinfectant spray.
- d. Washbasin, waxed paper or foil paper, cleaning cloth, and clothes hamper.
9. When preparing to make a bed, assemble the materials at the bedside, placing the clean linen on the chair in the order of use:
- a. Sheets, blanket, spread, pillowcase, and pillow on top.
- b. Spread, pillow, pillowcase, blanket, and sheets on top.
- c. Pillow, pillowcase, spread, blanket, and sheets on top.
- d. Blanket, spread, pillowcase, pillow, and sheets on top.
10. When making the bed, you should:
- a. Go around the bed and miter all corners.
- b. Go around the bed again and tuck the surplus sheet under the mattress.
- c. Fold the blanket edge under the top sheet edge of the spread.
- d. Complete one side before going to the other.
11. To miter the corner, during the second step of bed making, pick up a hanging side of a sheet about inches from the head of the mattress.
- a. 12.
- b. 15.
- c. 18.
- d. 24.
12. Tuck the hanging corner of the sheet under the mattress, holding your hands:
- a. Palm up.
- b. Palm down.
- c. One up and one down.
- d. Either way.
13. If it is necessary to protect the bottom sheet, add a standard laminated cotton protective sheet or:
- a. A blanket.
- b. A smooth and neat bed sheet.
- c. A fitted sheet.
- d. A rubber sheet.
14. Center the blanket with the edge approximately inches from the head edge of the mattress and the surplus at the foot.
- a. 2
- b. 4
- c. 8
- d. 16
15. When you are replacing the pillowcase and pillow, gather the open portion of the pillowcase:
- a. To about midway the length of the pillowcase.
- b. To the opposite end of the pillowcase.
- c. About one-fourth the length of the pillowcase.
- d. To three-fourths the length of the pillowcase.
16. Place the pillow neatly at the head of the bed:
- a. With the open end of the case away from the door.
- b. Having the open end of the case toward the door.
- c. With approximately half of the pillow over the head of the blanket.
- d. Having the excess pillowcase tucked under and facing the nearest wall.
17. When cleaning the patient unit, you should:
- a. Turn the bed wheels outward and the crank handles inward.
- b. Turn the bed wheels inward and the crank handles inward.
- c. Turn the bed wheels inward and the crank handles outward.
- d. Turn the bed wheels inward, the handles inward, and unlock the wheels.
18. The bed linen of the occupied bed is usually changed:
- a. Prior to the cleansing bath.
- b. Following the completion of the cleansing bath.
- c. During the cleansing bath.
- d. Immediately following the morning meal.
19. Precautions that should be taken when making the occupied bed include:
- a. Prevent exposing the patient, always get help before moving the patient, and provide for his safety.
- b. Proper handling of linen to prevent the possible spread of microorganisms, always seek help before moving the patient, and prevent exposing him.
- c. Provide for the patient's safety, prevent exposing the patient, and handle linen properly to prevent spread of microorganisms.
- d. Always get help to prevent dropping the patient, prevent the spreading of microorganisms, and prevent exposing the patient.
20. When it is necessary to replace the protective sheet:
- a. It should be placed under the drawsheet.
- b. It should be placed over the blanket.
- c. It should be placed over the drawsheet.
- d. It should be covered partially by the cotton drawsheet.
Answers to Exercises for Lesson 3
- 1. b
- 2. b
- 3. c
- 4. b
- 5. a
- 6. d
- 7. c
- 8. a
- 9. c
- 10. d
- 11. a
- 12. b
- 13. d
- 14. c
- 15. a
- 16. a
- 17. b
- 18. b
- 19. c
- 20. a