1. Wash hands thoroughly prior to entering room or when in room
2. Assemble needed equipment
3. Go to residentís room, knock, and pause before entering
4. Introduce self by name and title
5. Identify the resident by facility policies
6. Address resident by name
7. Ask visitors to leave the room and inform them where they may wait
8. Provide privacy throughout procedure; pull curtains, shut door
9. Explain procedure to resident; speak clearly, slowly and directly to resident, maintaining face to face contact whenever possible
10. Answer residentís questions about the procedure
11. Allow resident to assist as much as possible
12. Raise the bed to a comfortable working height


1. Position resident comfortably and in a position of safety
2. Return bed to lowest position
3. Leave signal cord, telephone and water within reach
4. Perform a general safety check
5. Open curtains
6. Care for equipment following policy
7. Wash hands
8. Let visitors know they may return
9. Report completion of task & observation of any abnormalities
10. Document action and observations