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Bed Making

Bed Making

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BED MAKING

BY PN. SATHAYAVANI MARIMUTHOO

BED MAKING

SIMPLE UNOCCUPIED BED

OCCUPIED BED

GENERAL OBJECTIVES IN MAKING BEDS

To provide a clean , comfortable sleeping & resting environment for the patient. To eliminate irritants to skin by providing wrinkle-free sheets & blankets. To avoid patient exertion by making bed while occupied. To enhance patient’s self-image by providing a clean, neat & comfortable bed

GENERAL OBJECTIVES IN MAKING BEDS

To properly dispose of soiled linens & not promote crosscontamination. To correctly align patient to assist in promoting a physically & emotionally safe & comfortable position. To prevent stress to the nurse’s back or limbs during procedure.

BED MAKING ( UNOCCUPIED BED)
Requirement: mattress  1 bedsheet  1 draw sheet  1 long mackintosh  Linen bag 1 pillow 1 pillow case 1 draw mackintosh 1 blanket Receiver

Objectives :- To provide a clean and comfortable place for rest and sleep

PROCEDURE:
1. Check spring of bed – not defective 2. Check mattress – not torn 3. Line the mattress with long mackintosh – to

prevent soiling the mattress 4. Place bed sheet on long mackintosh 5. Tug neatly the bed sheet, ensuring no creases of bed sheet.

BED MAKING – UNOCCUPIED BED
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Miter the corner at the head of the bed by picking up the side edge of the sheet so that it forms a triangle with the head of the bed and the side edge perpendicular to the bed. One side of your hand hold the sheet and use the other hand’s palm to tuck the excess sheet under the mattress. Drop the sheet over your hand and tuck the flap of the sheet under the mattress. (envelope corner)

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PROCEDURE:
9. Place draw mackintosh at about mid bed –

to prevent soiling of bedsheet, preventing frequent changing of bedsheet.
10. Place drawsheet on draw mackintosh and

tug neatly in the ends of drawsheet.

PROCEDURE:
11. Fold blanket into 4, lengthwise and tug the

bottom fold under the mattress

12. Tug the blanket neatly 13. Put pillow in pillow case & place at the head of

the bed with the opening away from the door

DEMONSRTATION & RETURN DEMONSTRATION

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