Bed management is the process of managing the availability and allocation of beds within a healthcare facility. It involves coordinating and optimising the use of beds to meet the demands of patients requiring admission, transfer, or discharge.
Definition of terms:
Ward aka Nursing Unit
- Where Patients with a certain type of medical condition, under a particular medical service, receiving similar treatment are accommodated, e.g. Burns Unit, ICU, Trauma Ward,
- May contain a group of bedsCan have different types or classifications e.g. Private Room, Emergency Room, Delivery Room, X-ray, Sterilisation
- Maintained and staffed to accommodate inpatients receiving treatment or medical care
Inpatient beds accommodate those patients who are admitted either for short or long-term stay
Can have multiple classifications or types: eg acute care, rehabilitation, mental health
Can be a trolley, couch, or chair.
CONFIGURING the WARD, ROOM, or BED
The configuration of the ward, room, and bed is available per facility.
Clicking the bed icon on the facility configuration page will redirect the user to the list of wards, rooms, and beds configured under it.