Being able to prepare hospital beds in different ways for specific purposes. The bed is occupied or unoccupied, or the purpose for which the bed is being prepared, certain practice guidelines pertain to all bed-making.
Questions and Answers
What is the first thing that you need to do when making a patient's bed?
Lower side rails
Determine if the patient has been incontinent or if drainage is on the linen
Remove solid linen
When entering a patient's room to change the bed, what seven items do you need to have in hand before entering the patient's room?
When is an Unoccupied bed used?
When is a Postoperative or surgical bed used?
When is an Occupied bed used?
To avoid unnecessary trips to the linen supply area, what do you need to do?
Explain how you would make an patients bed from beginning to end?
When should the side rails be raised or lowered on a patient's bed?
What linen is used on a patient's bed who has an air mattress?