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sheet

(shēt)
1. an oblong piece of cotton, linen, etc., for a bed covering.
2. any structure resembling such a covering.

draw sheet  one folded and placed under a patient's body so it may be removed with minimal disturbance of the patient.

sheet

[shēt]
Etymology: AS, scēte
1 a rectangular piece of cotton, linen, etc. for a bed covering.
2 any structure resembling such a covering.

sheet

(shet)
1. A linen or cotton bedcovering.
2. Something that resembles a sheet (e.g., a sheet of connective tissue).

beta sheet

A protein structure in which parallel layers of linked peptides are folded across each other. This structure is characteristic of amyloid proteins.

draw sheet

A sheet folded under a patient so that it may be withdrawn without lifting the patient. This is accomplished by turning the patient to the side of the bed to allow one side of the sheet to be removed and replaced with a clean one. The patient is then turned to the other side of the bed. The soiled sheet is removed and replaced with a clean one. In most inpatient facilities, draw sheets have been replaced by paper and plastic pads that resemble disposable diapers.

face sheet

A one-page summary of important information about a patient. It includes patient identification, past medical history, medications, allergies, upcoming appointments, insurance status, or other pertinent information.

fee sheet

Fee schedule.

flow sheet

A representation in outline or picture format of a technique or treatment.

lift sheet

Sheet folded under a patient over the bottom sheet to assist with moving the patient up in bed.

Patient care

The use of a lift sheet can reduce friction and shear on the skin, thus decreasing the likelihood of developing pressure ulcers.

run sheet

A standard document used by first responders and other emergency medical service care providers that documents the patient's chief complaint, history, physical examination, provided services, and clinical course during transportation to a medical center.
Synonym: prehospital care report
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There it is, sir," said I, pointing to the drawer, where it lay on the floor behind a table and still covered with the sheet.
The aspect of the place in the dusk was singularly desolate: blackened trees, blackened, desolate ruins, and down the hill the sheets of the flooded river, red-tinged with the weed.
And so on and so on, the ship meanwhile rushing on her way with a heavier list, a noisier splutter, a more threatening hiss of the white, almost blinding, sheet of foam to leeward.
What annoys you, my child, is that I laugh while you are writing; and what you are afraid of is that Madame de Saint-Remy, your mother, should come up here, as she does sometimes when we laugh too loud, that she should surprise us, and that she should see that enormous sheet of paper upon which, in a quarter of an hour, you have only traced the words Monsieur Raoul.
She seized another sheet, and saw the same articles with little variation; a third, a fourth, and a fifth presented nothing new.
It was the work of a moment to tear the sheets from the bed, to tie the two ends together and a third round the mullion by which the larger window was bisected.
Hilbery waited patiently for the sentence to be completed, but Katharine fell silent and fingered her sheet of figures.
Vinrace, who knew every sheet in her house, and expected of every one the best they could do, but no more.
I should be very sorry to receive a charming little lady-like note from any of them; and I thought you were too much of a lady yourself, Miss Murray, to talk about the "vulgarity" of writing on a large sheet of paper.
he could hear Skipper shouting loudly; also he heard the high note of the mainsheet screaming across the sheaves as Van Horn, bending braces in the dark, was swiftly slacking the sheet through his scorching palms with a single turn on the cleat.
He conquered a mad desire to let go sheet and tiller and to clasp her in his arms.
This left me one hand for the sheet and one for the revolver.