TYPES OF BEDS (What & Why?)
CLOSED BED: What & Why?
OPEN BED (WHAT & WHY?)
Notice the fleece pad to reduce pressure
OCCUPIED BED (WHAT & WHY?)
Notice error: the patient needs to be covered
so as not to get cold or exposed.
• In order from bottom to top:
• Bedspread (this is not a comforter)
• Blanket prn
• 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
• 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
• Utilize other devices such as fleece pads, or
• Pillowcase with opening away from door.
• 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
Caution patient when turning
over roll of linen.
Side Rails up on side you are
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