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The Hospital Bed: Its Equipment and Method of Making

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The Hospital Bed: Its Equipment and Method of Making

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:20 pm

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The bed is the most important and essential piece of furniture in the ward. It is the most noticeable to one entering the ward and is the one which, perhaps, concerns the patient most, and upon which his comfort largely depends, as he spends most of his time in it. It also perhaps concerns the nurse most, as the greatest part of her work is around, and with the bed. Its appearance can make or mar the whole appearance of the ward. The manner in which it is made can make or mar the patient's comfort, and therefore hasten or delay his recovery.

The standard hospital bed is a single bed, six feet and six inches long, three feet wide, and twenty-six inches from the floor, made of steel or enameled iron tubing which does not harbor bedbugs. It is simple, free from decoration, knobs or angles, light, easily moved, convenient to handle, easily cleansed and disinfected, an possesses strength and durability. The height and size while not always comfortable to the patient are convenient to the nurse and doctor in the care of the patient. The castors are made of hard rubber or hard rubber tire, and are an important factor in moving the bed without jarring the patient. The springs are usually the national or woven wire which are the most durable and sanitary.

(Text from The Principles and Practice of Nursing - Bertha Harmer, B.Sc., RN, (c) 1922. Photo of a ca. 1947 ward from the RGH Photograph Collection)


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Re: The Hospital Bed: Its Equipment and Method of Making

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:31 pm

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From the time the patient is duly admitted to the ward, to make him as comfortable as possible in mind and body is one of the first and most important factors in the nursing care. His recovery will depend to a large extent upon the nursing care. In order to make him comfortable a nurse must understand what constitutes comfort and must become skilled in moving, turning, lifting and supporting, and in other ways of making patients comfortable.

(Text from The Principles and Practice of Nursing - Bertha Harmer, B.Sc., RN, (c) 1922. Photo from TGH SON Collection)
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