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Bed Making . Abed el Fattah M. Yahia . Lecture elements : . Firstly : introduction about client room and component of client’s bed Secondly : how to apply bed making ? ( non-occupied and occupied ) . Introduction about client’s room .

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Bed making

Bed Making

Abed el Fattah M. Yahia


Lecture elements

Lecture elements :

  • Firstly : introduction about client room and component of client’s bed

  • Secondly : how to apply bed making ? ( non-occupied and occupied )


Introduction about client s room

Introduction about client’s room


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1- Walls: blue and colors with blue tints such as mauve and light green that promote relaxation

2- floors

3- lighting : adequate lighting , both natural or artificial is important the comfort of client and nursing personnel


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4- climate control

  • temperature : 20 C - 23 C

  • humidity: amount of moisture in the air or water vapor : 30% - 60%

    - ventilation: mount of components of air in place


5 room furnishings

5- Room Furnishings

A- the bed

B- privacy curtain

C- over bed table

D- bedside stand

E- chairs


5 room furnishings1

5- Room Furnishings


Client room

Client room


A the bed

A- The Bed

  • Adjusting the bed to promote comfort , enable self-care ,and facilitate a therapeutic position

  • Full or half side rails are attached to the bed frame

  • Unoccupied bed : changing linen when the bed is empty

  • Occupied bed : changing linen while the client remains in bed


1 mattress

1- Mattress

  • many people equate the comfort of a bed with the quality of the mattress , should be rigid and soft to comfort pt

  • Mattress overlays : layers of foam or other devices place on top of the mattress are used to promote comfort or to keep the skin intact ( foam , gel , air or water )

  • Mattress are long term used and washed with strong antimicrobial solutions but not sterilized between uses


2 pillows

2- pillows

  • pillows primary are used for comfort , but they also are used to elevate a part of the body , relieve swelling , promote breathing or help to maintain a therapeutic position


3 bed linen

3-Bed linen

: the linen used for most hospital beds include the following

1-Mattress pad

2-bottom sheet

3-draw sheet : its placed beneath the client's hips to helping for change position , helping in bed making and facilitate to move or transfer pts from bed to anther bed

4- top sheet

5- blanket , depending on the client's preference

6-pillowcase: stuffed with foam, feathers or kapok ( a mass of silky fibers )


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  • To control expenses, bed linen may not be changed every day, but any wet or contaminated linen is changed as frequently as necessary


B privacy curtain

B- privacy curtain

  • It can be drawn completely around each client's bed

  • C- over bed table

  • makes it convenient for the client to eat while in bed and to perform personal hygiene or other activity requiring a flat service


D bedside stand and e chairs

D- bedside stand and E- chairs


How to apply bed making

How to apply bed making ?

  • Bed Making: The technique of preparing different types of bed making patients comfortable in his suitable position for a particular condition

  • Unoccupied bed : changing linen when the bed is empty

  • Occupied bed : changing linen while the client remains in bed


Purpose of bed making

Purpose of Bed Making

1- To promote clients comfort.

2- To provide a clean environment for the clients.

3- To provide a smooth, wrinkle- free bed foundation, thus minimizing sources of skin irritation.

4- To conserve the clients energy and maintain current healthy status.

5- To prevent or avoid microorganisms to come in contact with the patient which could cause tribulations.


How to make unoccupied occupied bed

How to make (unoccupied & occupied) bed ?

  • Be attentive with the teacher

  • and looking at Skill 18-1 page 403 and Skill 18-2 page 409 in fundamental nursing skills and concepts book that your have

  • For increase information enter on youtube site and looking for bed making


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