If you are ever a patient in a hospital, and you have the urge to vomit, I beg of you to do so in an appropriate place. If you do not have a barf pan, the floor is a good place; it's hard to miss and easy to clean. Your blanket would be a superb place since it is convenient and can be tossed effortlessly into the laundry bin.
The bedside table drawer is a perfect example of a HORRIBLE place to vomit.
Need I say more?