Lesson 2: Making a Simple Unoccupied Bed
Today we shall start our lesson by looking at simple occupied bed, a continuation of the last lesson.
A trolley with the following
- Two large cotton sheets
- One water proof draw mackintosh (if necessary)
- One draw sheet (if necessary)
- One or two pillows
- Pillow stips/covers
- One blanket optional
- One bed cover or counterpane
- The above articles should be collected and put over two chairs placed back to back at the bottom of the bed. It is helpful to palace the linen in order which it is required.
- Place long mackintosh on mattress if necessary.
- Place bottom sheet evenly on the bed.
- Tuck the sheets under the mattress using enveloped carners, starting from top.
- Pull sheet tight so that there are no creases.
- Place a draw mackintosh (if necessary) across the bed with the upper corner under the edge of the pillow.
- Cover mackintosh with draw sheets and tuck it in.
- Place the pillows on the bed so that the open ends of the slip are away from the door.
- Place top sheet on with the wrong side uppermost.
- Fold over about twenty inches of the sheet at the top.
- The sheet is loosely tucked in at the bottom to prevent restriction of feet.
- Place the bed cover or counterpane loosely over the sheet.
- Tuck in at the bottom end under the mattress using envelop carners.
- Fold top sheet over the counterpane with all the sides tucked under the mattress
- After bed making the nurse must make sure that all the locker (bedside) and the two chairs used have been replaced in their proper positions.
- Remove trolleys.
Akos 15:55, 28 February 2007 (CET)