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bedpan

 [bed´pan″]
a shallow vessel used for defecation or urination by patients confined to bed.
fracture bedpan a waste collection receptacle that is not as deep as a regular bedpan, utilized for patients in traction in order to disturb alignment as little as possible.

bedpan

(bĕd′păn′)
n.
A shallow receptacle for the urine and feces of persons confined to bed.

bedpan

(bed′pan″)
A pan placed under a bedridden patient for collecting feces and urine.

Patient care

Using a bedpan is uncomfortable and awkward and requires more exertion from the patient than using a bedside toilet. Patients, esp. those recovering from myocardial infarction, should not be forced to use a bedpan if it is possible for them to use a bedside toilet.

fracture bedpan

A small bedpan for use by patients who have suffered lower extremity fracture or have undergone joint replacement surgery.
See: Bedpan

bedpan

A receptacle, of stainless steel, plastic or disposable moulded paper, for the excreta of those unable easily to get out of bed.
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She was famous for walking briskly along Christchurch streets, carrying a wash bowl or bedpan and her black bag.
If it smells anything like an old bedpan, you are urged to keep looking.
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Patients who need higher levels of personal care should become the focus, according to the study, and people completing the questionnaires called for more help with tasks such as getting from their hospital bed to the toilet or obtaining a bedpan.