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BEDMAKING. PURPOSES OF BEDMAKING n PROVIDES COMFORT AND PROTECTION FOR A PATIENT CONFINED TO BED n BED MUST BE FREE FROM ALL WRINKLES BECAUSE WRINKLES.

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1 BEDMAKING

2 PURPOSES OF BEDMAKING n PROVIDES COMFORT AND PROTECTION FOR A PATIENT CONFINED TO BED n BED MUST BE FREE FROM ALL WRINKLES BECAUSE WRINKLES CAUSE DISCOMFORT AND CAN LEAD TO FORMATION OF DECUBITUS

3 MITERED CORNERS n PURPOSE IS TO HOLD LINEN FIRMLY IN PLACE ON BEDS, STRETCHERS, AND EXAM TABLES n A MITERED CORNER IS A SPECIAL FOLDING TECHNIQUE THAT SECURES THE LINEN UNDER THE MATTRESS

4 TYPES OF BEDS

5 CLOSED BED n MADE FOLLOWING DISCHARGE OF PATIENT n PURPOSE IS TO KEEP BED CLEAN UNTIL NEW PATIENT ADMITTED

6 OPEN BED n FANFOLD TOP SHEETS TO FOOT OF BED TO CONVERT CLOSED BED TO OPEN BED n FANFOLD MEANS TO FOLD SHEETS LIKE ACCORDIAN PLEATS n DONE TO WELCOME A NEW PATIENT OR FOR PATIENTS WHO ARE AMBULATORY OR OUT-OF-BED

7 OCCUPIED BED n BED IS MADE WHILE PATIENT IS IN IT n USUALLY DONE AFTER THE MORNING BATH

8 BED WITH CRADLE n CRADLE PLACED ON BED UNDER THE TOP SHEET n PREVENTS TOP SHEETS FROM TOUCHING PARTS OF THE PATIENTS BODY n USED FOR BURNS, SKIN ULCERS, LESIONS, BLOOD CLOTS,FRACTURES, OR SURGERY

9 n SOME CRADLES HAVE LIGHT BULBS TO PROVIDE HEAT FOR SPECIAL TREATMENTS

10 DRAW SHEETS n HALF SHEETS FREQUENTLY USED ON BEDS n EXTENDS FROM PATIENTS SHOULDERS TO THE KNEES n USED TO PROTECT THE MATTRESS n IF SOILED, IT CAN BE CHANGED WITHOUT CHANGING THE BOTTOM SHEET

11 n DISPOSABLE BED PROTECTORS, ALSO CALLED UNDERPADS, ARE USED IN SOME AREAS INSTEAD OF DRAW SHEETS

12 BODY MECHANICS n ESSENTIAL TO USE CORRECT BODY MECHANICS WHILE BEDMAKING n ALSO IMPORTANT TO CONSERVE TIME AND ENERGY n KEEP LINEN ARRANGED IN ORDER OF USE

13 n MAKE BED COMPLETELY ON ONE SIDE BEFORE DOING OTHER SIDE TO LIMIT UNNECESSARY MOVEMENT FROM ONE SIDE OF BED TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE

14 INFECTION CONTROL n IMPORTANT TO LIMIT MOVEMENT OF ORGANISMS AND SPREAD OF INFECTION WHILE IN BED n ROLL THE DIRTY OR SOILED LINEN WHILE REMOVING IT FROM BED n HOLD DIRTY LINEN AWAY FROM YOUR BODY

15 n PLACE DIRTY LINEN IN HAMPER/CART/BAG IMMEDIATELY n NEVER PLACE LINEN ON THE FLOOR n WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER HANDLING DIRTY LINEN n NEVER BRING EXTRA LINEN INTO A PATIENTS ROOM

16 n LINEN IS CONSIDERED CONTAMINATED ONCE IT IS IN A ROOM AND CANNOT BE USED FOR ANOTHER PERSON n AVOID SHAKING CLEAN SHEETS TO PLACE THEM ON THE BED n UNFOLD THEM GENTLY TO INHIBIT THE FLOW OF MICROORGANISMS

17 n PLACE THE OPEN END OF PILLOWCASE AWAY FROM THE DOOR n THIS LOOKS NEATER AND ALSO HELPS PREVENTS THE ENTRANCE OF ORGANISMS FROM THE HALL

18 UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS n OBSERVE UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS IF LINEN IS CONTAMINATED BY BLOOD OR BODY FLUIDS n WASH HANDS FREQUENTLY AND WEAR GLOVES WHILE HANDLING LINEN n FOLLOW AGENCY POLICY FOR PROPER DISPOSAL OF LINEN


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