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Chapter-20 Types of Hospital Beds

BOOK TITLE: Pocket Clinical Guide for Nursing Students

Author
1. Prakash P
ISBN
9789352701933
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14242_21
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
1. College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
Chapter keywords
Hospital bed, standard bed, manual bed, hydraulic bed, occupied bed, postoperative bed, fracture bed, plaster bed

Abstract

The objective of this chapter is to introduce the types of hospital beds. Types of beds classified as general and based on patient needs. General classifications of general beds are standard bed, manual bed, hydraulic bed, and electric beds. Classifications of hospital beds based on patient needs are closed (unoccupied) bed, admission bed (open) bed, occupied bed, postoperative bed, fracture bed, plaster bed, amputation or stump bed, cardiac bed, and blanket (rheumatism or renal) bed described in the table format.

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