Recommended procedure for bedmaking in hospital
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Recommended procedure for bedmaking in hospital

Jacqueline Bloomfield Lecturer, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, London
Anne Pegram Lecturer, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, London
Anne Jones Lecturer, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, London

Bedmaking is a key nursing skill that is essential for the promotion of patient comfort, hygiene and wellbeing. Bedmaking requires technical and practical skills and consideration should be given to issues of safety, moving and handling and infection control practices. In this article the recommended procedures for making an unoccupied bed and an occupied bed are described in detail with reference to supportive literature where relevant.

Correspondence Jacqueline.bloomfield@kcl.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 22, 23,41-44. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.02.22.23.41.c6419

Published in print: 13 February 2008

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review