b. Occupied (Open) Bed. An occupied bed is one that is made while occupied
by a patient.
Wash your hands.
(2) Identify the patient, explain the procedure, and be sure you will have the
Check the condition of the bed linens to determine which supplies you
Provide for the patient's privacy (throughout the procedure).
Obtain the articles of linen that you will need.
Place the bath blanket over the patient and the top cover.
(7) Loosen the top bedding from the foot of the bed and remove it. If
possible, have the patient hold the bath blanket while you pull the top covers from under
it from the foot of the bed.
Move the mattress to the head of the bed.
Move the patient to the distal side of the bed.
(10) Make the bed on one side.
(11) Move or turn the patient to the clean side of the bed, and finish making
the bed on the opposite side. Place the clean linen on top, and remove the bath
(12) Attach the patient's signal cord within reach.
(13) Provide for the patient's safety and comfort.
(14) Tidy the room.
c. Anesthetic, Surgical, or Post-Op Bed. This is a bed that is prepared to
receive a patient from the operating room.
Gather all needed supplies:
(a) Large sheets (2).
(b) Drawsheet (1) or an additional large sheet.