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Publication numberUS1334901 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 23, 1920
Filing dateDec 10, 1918
Priority dateDec 10, 1918
Publication numberUS 1334901 A, US 1334901A, US-A-1334901, US1334901 A, US1334901A
InventorsHigdon Emma
Original AssigneeHigdon Emma
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Turning-sheet and pad
US 1334901 A
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1,334,901 Patented Mar. 23, 1920.

Snow/woz 17mm@ jiigon EMMA HIGDON, OF ELWOOD, INDIANA.


Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 23, 1920.

Application filed December 10, 1918. Serial No.V 266,154..

To all whom, t may concern Be it known that I, EMMA HiGnoN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Elwood, inthe county of Madison and State of Indiana, have invented new and useful Improvements in v'lurning- Sheets and Pads` of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a hospital appliance and is in the nature of a turning sheet.

The object of the invention isto produce an article of this character whereby a patient may be turned in a'` bed with the least amount of physical exertion on the part. of the nurse and with the least inconvenience to the patient.

A further object of the invention is to produce an article of this character which sh'all be of an extremely simple construction, cheap to manufacture and thoroughly efficient for the purpose for vwhich it is devised.

The foregoing objects may be accomplished by a simple construction and ar-` rangement of parts illustrated by the drawings and set forth in the following description. l

lnthe drawings:

Figure l is a perspective view illustrating the improvement and the method where-- bythe patient 'is turned thereby;

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the improvement; and v Fig. 3 is a sectional View approximately on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Patients inflicted with certain maladiesor diseases areincapable of exercising influence over .their body or limbs,.so that when arranged in oneposition 'upon a bed' they can not turn themselves to another position. The turning of the patient to a more restful position, with the ordinary methods requires the handling of the patient which is very painful to the patient and requires a great amount of physical exertion upon the part of the nurse.

Vith my in'iprovement I arrange my turning sheet` on the bed. transversely thereof so that the same underlies the patient from beneath the nape of the neck to below the hips. The sheet is of a materially greater length than the width of the bed, and consequently' fthe ends thereof lap over the sldes of the bed. The turning sheet com prises a fabric sheet proper which is indica-ted by the numeral 5 and which is preferably constructed of comparatively stiff and strong material and which has arranged thereover a pad (i. The. pad is of a less length than the sheet terminating approximately equi-distant from the ends thereof, but is of a width approximately equaling that of the sheet. The pad 6 is madeup of absorbent-cotton between layers of cheese cloth. or some other soft material and may be fastened to the sheet 5 by safety pins or by other means whereby the pad may be removed from the sheet. The under face of the pad is preferably tufted. but the outer face thereof is smooth so as to offer a soft compressi'b-le cushion for the patient. The pad is also of a. greater length than the width of the pad, and by reference to Fig. l of the drawings it will be seen that by grasping one of the ends of the sheet- 5 by the nurse and exert-ing a pull upon the said sheet the patient may be turned to any dey tliepad designed to receive thereon the bodyV4 portion of a patient and by virtue of the weight of the patient to be depressed at the -portion thereof on which the patient rests'to afford a frictional engagement with the patient and causing the patient to be rolled on the pad when a pull is exerted on either of the gripping end portions of the sheet.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.


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U.S. Classification5/500, 5/81.10T, 5/81.10R
International ClassificationA61G7/14, A61G7/00, A61G7/10
Cooperative ClassificationA61G7/1026, A61G2200/32, A61G7/001
European ClassificationA61G7/10P2