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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.


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


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A sheet folded under a patient so that it may be withdrawn without lifting the patient.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 In most inpatient facilities, draw sheets have been replaced by paper and plastic pads that resemble disposable diapers.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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Placing the bottle on the window sill where he could reach it easily, Dolokhov climbed carefully and slowly through the window and lowered his legs.
One hand moved as if to clutch the window sill, but refrained from touching it.
Holmes had gone to the window and was examining with his lens the blood mark on the sill.
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8220;My volunteers and I were so desperate to get attention for the underdogs, we got naked and made a calendar,” Sill quipped.
Leeds Crown Court was told Mr Sill, a nurse, had just taken up a job in the area and was looking for a new home when he was attacked.
The mission is important, but supporting the community and the children within the community is one of the best ways to spend my free time," one Fort Sill DENTAC volunteer said.
Then it shot upstairs on to the sill where he snapped it before chasing it out.
Those who study such rocks meet every four years and this book is the outcome of LASI II, the second conference on Laccoliths, Sills and Dykes.
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Fort Sill Museum Director Towana Spivey said David Wermy and other tribesmen follow in the footsteps of such famous tribal warriors as Geronimo, the Apache leader buried at Fort Sill, when they come to play the game.
In remained in Dallas until July 14, when he was released to return to Foil Sill and his home in Lawton, Okla.