(5) Wash the cabinet, inside and out. Complete the unit cleaning by
washing the chair, bed lamp (cord unplugged), signal cord, and overbed table.
(6) If you are responsible for the floor, sweep and mop it and wash the
windowsills. Wash your hands when the cleaning is completed and remake the bed for
a new occupant.
(7) Discard the waste. If cleaning cloths are to be reused, place them in the
(8) Wash the collected utensils and place them in the utensil boiler
(sanitizer) for a 30-minute boiling period. Wash the utility cart and return it to the
(10) Remove the clean utensils from the utensil boiler. Dry and return them
to the storage shelf.
GENERAL PRINCIPALS OF BEDMAKING
a. Make all beds in a nursing unit alike for uniformity of appearance. A well-
made bed is neat, comfortable, free of wrinkles, and readily adaptable to the specific
needs of an individual patient.
b. When making beds, use good body mechanics and make each movement
c. Handle all linen inorder to reduce dust and spread of microorganisms. Do not
shake or fan out the clean or soiled linen. Hold the soiled linen away from your uniform
and place it in the laundry hamper.
d. Provide clean blankets for each new hospital patient. Use cotton blankets for
safety and economy of laundering.
e. Following Army Medical Department policy, use plastic protective cover on all
mattresses and pillows. (Add a rubber or laminated cotton drawsheet to protect the
bottom or foundation sheet as necessary.)
f. When standard cotton bedspreads are not available, use a top sheet as a