Hospital Bed Sheets


 

Nurses Notes

Cardinal Health Essentials Bariatric Bed in a Bag Sheet Set for Hospital Beds:
These sheets are new and very hard to find but necessary to fit larger hospital bariatric beds properly. This set also includes a comfortable cotton thermal blanket. Regular flat twin sheets are too short and regular fitted ones do not fit. When the head of bed or foot of bed is elevated improper fitting sheets will simply pop off. TIP: I always advise caregivers to put a draw sheet on the bed by folding a flat sheet in half placing it across center of bed under loved one's lower trunk/buttocks. Allows easier turning and moving of your loved ones in bed. Some other items to consider adding to your loved one's comfort in bed are convoluted foam bed mattress pads (blue eggcrate style). Another are bed rails or a bed support device to enable more security and independent movement in bed by loved ones. Caregivers benefit as well by enduring less strain on their backs from pulling and lifting their loved ones. For those with incontinent problems, reusable or disposable bed pads can also save caregivers valuable time by reducing laundry demands.

Drive Medical Hospital Bedding In A Box:

These sheets are hard to find but essential to fit hospital beds properly. This set also includes a comfy cotton blanket. Regular flat twin sheets are too short and regular fitted ones simply do not fit hospital beds. When the head and/or foot of the bed is elevated these sheets are designed to stay put and won't pop off. Be sure to get at least two sets because accidents happen and will need to wash. It might make sense to buy one full set and a couple of back-up hospital fitted bottom sheets. 

I always advise caregivers to make a draw sheet on the bed by folding a flat sheet in half or thirds and placing it across center of bed under their loved one's mid-section. Draw sheets allow for easier turning and moving of your loved ones in bed and save caregivers' backs! Reusable bed pads also make a strong draw sheet and reduce laundry demands.



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