Patient and his bed Bed Making
Bed making is an art. Skillful bed making contributes materially to the patient' s comfort. Clean and comfortable bed includes the patient' s unit in the hospital.
To provide clean and comfortable bed to the patient
To observe and prevent patient' s complications
To save time, effort and material
To provide a neat appearance of the ward/ unit
To adapt the needs of the patient
Open (Simple) Bed
Chair and stool
Bed linen, i.e. mattress, mattress cover, bottom sheet one , draw sheet one, pillow, pillow cover, top sheet
one, one or more blankets with blanket covers or one counterpane or bedspread in winter.
Prepare the bottom of the bed as in open bed.
Place top clothes on the bed but do not tuck in. Fold them using any one of the following methods.
Fold the sides to the middle, then top and bottom to the middle, thus making a packet in the center of the bed which can be easily moved for the reception of the patient. Place this packet over the hot water bottles in winter.
Turn down the top clothes to the shoulder height and then fanfold toward the locker, having the other side clear for receiving the patient. Place hot water bottles in the middle of the bed under the fanfolded top clothes in winter.
Instead of pillow, place a small protective sheet and a towel on the head end of bed.
Keep the tray (mentioned in supplies) on the locker or table nearby and shock blocks on floor near the foot end of the bed ready incase of necessity.
Adjust the height of the bed to the level of the stretcher. N.B: When the patient is received in bed, place kidney tray on
the bed near the mouth and pin up the paper bag with the bottom sheet on the side.