How to Make a Drawsheet

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A sheet folded in half and placed on the bed between where the person's knees and head will be

A drawsheet can be used to turn a person in bed.

To make a drawsheet:

  • Fold a sheet in half lengthwise.
  • Place the sheet on top of the fitted bottom sheet so that the top and bottom of the drawsheet go across the bed (perpendicular to the bed). Position the drawsheet so that it will be between your loved one's head and knees.
  • Tuck in the drawsheet tightly on both sides. Smooth out any wrinkles so they won't irritate the skin.

Current as of: December 8, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Gayle E. Stauffer, RN - Registered Nurse