How to make and position a drawsheet

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A drawsheet makes it easier to "roll" a person into another position. You can buy a drawsheet, or you can make one with a sheet. You then make the bed using the drawsheet.

To make a drawsheet:

  1. Fold a sheet in half lengthwise.
  2. 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 the person's head and knees.
  3. Tuck in the drawsheet tightly on both sides. Smooth out any wrinkles to reduce possible skin irritation.

Current as of: December 19, 2023

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