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BEDMAKING

Whats the big deal about making a bed?


Patient comfort
Beds must be free from wrinkles. Why?

Stage I Pressure Sore

Stage II Decubitus Ulcer

Stage III Decubitus Ulcer (Pressure Sore)

Stage IV Decubitusl Ulcer (Healing)

TYPES OF BEDS (What & Why?)


CLOSED BED: What & Why?

OPEN BED (WHAT & WHY?)

***Notice the fleece pad to reduce pressure


sores

OCCUPIED BED (WHAT & WHY?)

Notice error: the patient needs to be covered


so as not to get cold or exposed.

LINEN
In order from bottom to top:
Pillowcase
Bedspread (this is not a comforter)
Blanket prn
Sheet
Draw Sheet (What is this? And Why?)
Flat sheet
Mattress Pad

What infection control measures


are used in bed making?

Some things to remember with


bed making

Use good body mechanics


Use infection control precautions
Keep linen wrinkle free with minimal touching
Miter corners
Place draw sheet 14-16 inches from head of
bed
Utilize other devices such as fleece pads, or
Chux
Pillowcase with opening away from door.

MITERED CORNERS

MITERED CORNERS
After tucking in sheet at top or foot of
mattress, pick up the sheet about 12 inches
from the head or foot of the bed.
Form a triangle with a 45 degree angle on
top of the mattress.
Tuck the lower portion under the mattress.
Hold the fold with one hand and bring the
triangle down with the other hand.
Tuck the folded part under the mattress.

Bed making with a patient inside? For Real?


Special things to remember:
Keep patient covered with
bath blanket.
Caution patient when turning
over roll of linen.
Side Rails up on side you are
not working.
Make a toe pleat.

Recovery Bed What & Why?

NOTICE ALL THE LINEN IS FAN FOLDED TO


THE BEDSIDE OPPOSITE THE DOOR!!

POST OPERATIVE UNIT


Make Recovery Bed with extra Chux or
draw sheets. And pillow at headboard.
Clear furniture out of way
Place cuffed bag on siderail
Emesis basin, tissues near
VS equipment near
IV pole and pump
Follow Doctors orders regarding equipment

Bed Cradle

WHY??