Lesson 5: Making an Operation Bed
It is a type of bed that is made ready to receive a patient returning from operating theatre.
- To provide wormth.
- To receive patient from theatre.
- To combact shock.
- To protect linen from vomit and saliva.
To clear mouth of any saliva for which purpose a tray is set.
Extra requirement to be added to those required for a simple unoccupied bed.
- Mackintosh or any waterproff material and or dressing towel.
- One or more blanket if necessary.
Bed accessories to suit patients condition.
- Drip stand.
- A post aneasthetic tray by the bedside containing the following:
- vomiit bowl.
- dressing towel.
- kidney dish contianing:
- swab holding forceps
- tongue holding forceps
- agallipot with gauze swabs
- an injection tray
- mouth gag
- a receiver for soiled swabs
- a gallipot with cold water
- a receiver to receive mouth wash
- temperature, pulse and respiration tray
- blood pressure apparatus
- charts for recording
- Make up simple unocupied bed until drwa sheet is in position.
- Place water proof and dressing towel at top of bed.
- Leavve pillow on chair.
- Place hot water bottle on bed if necessary.
- Place blanket on bed, if necessary.
- Put top clothes on as for admission bed.
- Turn back the bottom end of the top clothes.
- Fold the top clothes at the openside and three part over the bed for easy admissoin of the patient.
Note: Remove hot waer bottle before patient is put in bed.
Akos 12:13, 2 March 2007 (CET)