Bedmaking: The Well-Made Bed
Overview:Little actions that increase comfort make a meaningful difference to the patients you care for. A clean, well-made bed not only feels good, but is an important component to an individual's overall health. A well-made bed helps to avoid problems such as bedsores and the spread of infection and provides a sense of well being and self-worth. This program demonstrates the procedures for making both an occupied and unoccupied bed using flat sheets with hospital corners.
Objectives:After watching this program viewers should be able to:
- Identify materials needed for making a bed.
- Describe infection control precautions necessary when making a bed.
- Demonstrate the process for safely making the occupied bed.
- Demonstrate the process for making the unoccupied bed.