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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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Officials warned that hospitals across England will quickly run out of bulky items such as bedpans and will run short of hand gel, latex gloves and food.
Unison has drawn up emergency plans to cover life and limb but warned that hospitals will quickly run out of bulky items such as disposable bedpans and will run short of hand gel, latex gloves and food.
The union warned that hospitals will quickly run out of bulky items such as disposable bedpans and will run short of hand gel, latex gloves and some food.
If the failure to have a single bedpan available on an entire unit (and/or no one had the initiative to obtain one or otherwise assist the patient) is not ordinary negligence--what is?
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Many nurses want to make a career of nursing, so meals, bedpans and comfort are not on the agenda.
Infected people spread spores in their faeces, which can get onto the hands of health workers who have contact with floors, bedpans and toilets.
Whilst at the hospital, she was the victim of several errors, eg they forgot to feed her; several dirty bedpans were left in her room uncollected; there was no soap or hand gel in the dispensers; the room was filthy.
Workers at NHS Logistics, who deliver goods ranging from bedpans to food to hospitals and GP surgeries across England, will walk out at 10pm on September 26 for 24 hours.
Hospitals would quickly run out of bulky items, such as bedpans, as well as hand gel, latex gloves, and food.
Workers at NHS Logistics, who deliver goods ranging from bedpans to food, to hospitals and GP surgeries across England, will walk out at 10pm on September 26 for 24 hours.