Monday, May 27, 2024


Table of Contents


  1. A trolley with the following items:
    • Two large cotton sheet (Bed linen)
    • One water proof 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


  1. Perform hand hygiene
  2. Collect, arranges items on trolley and send to bedside
  3. 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. Slip the pillow cases on the pillows with an assistant
  11. Place pillows on bed with open ends away from the entrance
  12. Place top sheet on bed with the wrong side uppermost
  13. Fold over at the bottom and tuck in loosely
  14. Place counterpane (if necessary) loosely over the bed
  15. Tuck counterpane (if necessary) at the bottom end using mitered or envelop corners
  16. Fold top sheet over the counterpane at the top end (per either Open or Closed bed)
  17. Tuck in sides under the mattress to prevent creases
  18. Remove trolley and chair or heart table
  19. Perform hand hygiene