The nurse will also be comfortable without straining on her back. Hospital beds patients positions can easily be changed with minimal dis turbances to him. It is the techniques of preparing different types of bed in making a patients/clients comfortable or his/her position suitable for a particular condition. Grabbing the sheet from the bed, the nurse pulled my work undone and with a fisherman’s cast, slung it back out over the mattress. When I was a nursing student and had to take the occupied bed making exam fitted sheets on the bottom were yet in use. Shock horror! we were taught (in 1983) to NEVER flick or cast the sheet as you described, Why, infection control! Aerating the environment was a method of spreading infection and as well, bed making was never done at meal times or combined with any procedure where wound care or other such invasion of the integument would happen. In a recent discussion on twitter the topic of bed making came up. Comments were made about pleating sheets at the end of the bed, use of bed cradles and turning the open end of pillow cases away from the door.
Lesson 1: Definition Of Bed Making