Monday, May 27, 2024
Table of Contents


  1. A trolley with the following items:
    • Two large cotton sheet (Bed linen)
    • One waterproof draw mackintosh or bed mat if necessary
    • One draw sheet
    • Pillow slips
    • One top sheet
    • Counterpane if necessary
  2. Two chairs or heart table
  3. Mattress
  4. One or two pillows
  5. Bed cradle
  6. Sandbags if necessary
  7. Extra mackintosh
  8. Dressing towel or bedlinen
  9. Extra top sheet


  1. Perform hand hygiene
  2. Collect, arranges items on trolley and send to bedside
  3. Arrange items in order of use on chairs or heart table
  4. Place bottom sheet evenly on the bed
  5. Pull sheet tight so that there are no creases
  6. Tuck the bottom sheet evenly under the mattress at the top and bottom using mitered or enveloped corners
  7. Pull and tuck sheet at the sides to prevent creases
  8. Place bed mat or draw mackintosh at the mid portion of the bed
  9. Cover mackintosh or bed mat with draw sheet and tuck in at the sides
  10. Place extra mackintosh and dressing towel or bedlinen at the site where the injury is located
  11. Place the bed cradle at the mid portion of the bed
  12. Slip the pillow cases on the pillows with an assistant
  13. Place pillows on bed with open ends away from the entrance
  14. Place the first top sheet at the upper half of the cradle and fold it over
  15. Place the second top sheet at the lower half of the cradle and fold it over
  16. Place counterpane (if necessary) in the same fashion as the top sheets
  17. Ensure that the two sections of the top bed clothings overlap each other
  18. Create an opening to aid observation of the body part
  19. Tuck in sides under the mattress loosely
  20. Remove trolley and chair or heart table
  21. Perform hand hygiene