- If the sheet is too small, it will keep coming off the mattress, and that can become uncomfortable for the patient.
- If the sheet is too big, it can sag off the bed and become a tripping hazard for the patient. This is extremely dangerous for a patient especially those extremely ill, healing from injuries, and elderly patients.
- Some patients require a bigger mattress to safely hold their weight, provide comfort, and prevent bed sores.
What Size is a Hospital Bed Mattress?
Why is it important to know the size of a hospital bed mattress? Three reasons: