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Davis Company, Wilkinson & Van Leuven/Procedure Checklists for Fundamentals of Nursing

PROCEDURE CHECKLIST
Chapter 31: Logrolling a Patient

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1. Locks the bed.
2. Lowers the head of the bed and places patient
supine.

3. Ensures that a friction-reducing device such as a
transfer roller sheet is in place, improvises with a
plastic bag or film under patient, if needed.

4. Lowers the side rail on the side where nurse is
standing; keeps rail up on opposite side.

5. Raises height of the bed to waist level.
6. Positions one staff member at the patients head
and shoulders, responsible for moving the head and
neck as a unit. Positions the other person at the
patients hips. If three staff members are needed,
positions one at the shoulders, one at the waist, and the
third at thigh level.

7. Instructs the patient to fold her arms across her
chest.

8. Places a pillow between the patients knees.
9. Each nurse positions her feet with a wide base of
support, with one foot slightly more forward than the
other.

10. Uses a draw sheet to move the patient to the side of
the bed on which the nurses are standing.

11. One nurse always supports the head and shoulders
during the move. The move is smooth so that the head
and hips are kept in alignment.

12. Positions the patients head with a pillow.
13. Raises side rail and moves to opposite side of the
bed.

14. Lowers side rail on new side and faces the
patient.

15. All nurses position their feet with a wide base of
support, with one foot forward of the other. Places
weight on the forward foot.

16. All nurses bend from the hips and position hands
evenly along the length of the draw sheet.

17. All nurses flex their knees and hips, and shift their
weight to the back foot on the count of three, being
sure to support head as patient is rolled.

18. Places pillows to maintain the patient in a lateral
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position.
19. Places bed in low position and raises side rails.
20. Places call bell within reach.


































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