guidelines for positioning and draping
1.introduce yourself to the patient-give your name and status. confirm the patient's name and current, relevant information about himself(i.e. diagnosis,complaints, previous treatment and response, physician)
2.inform him/her of the planned treatment. apply the principles of informed consent and obtain consent for treatment
3.specifically describe how he/she isto be positioned. provide assistance if required.
-if the person is wearing street clothes indicate the specific articles of clothing he/she is to remove or request permission to remove them if assistance is required
-provide temporary clothing or linen to protect his/her modesty and provide warmth
-have sufficient linen,pillows and equipment needed for the treatment available in the treatment area
-provide safe and secure storage for patient's valuable items
4.specifically describe how you desire the pt. to use the linen items, gown, robe or exercise clothing to cover (drape) himself/herself. provide privacy while the pt. disrobes (provided the pt. is safe)
5.instruct him/her to inform you when he/she is positioned and draped. ask if he/she is clothed or draped before entering the treatment area
6.at the conclusion of the treatment
-instruct him/her to remove drape items and temporary clothing and to redress in to street clothes. provide assistance as needed. provide privacy while dressing.
-provide linen so the patient can remove perspiration, massage lotion, gels, water or other substances
dispose of linens in proper container
prepare treatment area for next treatment