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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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Hygie's Hygienic Cover System addresses a critical healthcare risk and we believe it will become a standard for the care of isolation patients in addition to being practical for the care of any patient needing a bedpan or commode.
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.
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.
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.
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Some are paid attendants who know enough to attend to more than bedpans and bedsores.
It was in the 50s that Emergency Ward 10 first gave us that irresistible mixture of life-or-death drama and romance among the bedpans.
Jim Anderson's formal lexicon derives from the guitar, which he perverts into all manner of what Duchamp called "objets d'ard," including sculptures of bedpans, sex toys, and S/M paraphernalia of obscure purpose, to name but a few.
With wristbands becoming handcuffs and with the abandonment of all dignity as bedpans, mini-gowns, a communal bedroom and abrupt awakenings during the night become a formula for seeking redemption for past sins.
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