bedside commode


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bedside commode

A portable toilet that enables a patient to sit comfortably while defecating or urinating. For many patients using a bedside commode is less stressful than using a bedpan. Using a bedside commode also reduces the risk of the Valsalva maneuver, which is more likely to occur when using a bedpan.
See also: commode
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There are some bedside commodes that are self-cleaning.
The AirLift bedside commode offers air-powered lowering and lifting assistance to patients that have physical limitations as a result of illness or post operative surgery conditions.
The products gently lower and lift people on and off a standard toilet or bedside commode by using patented air-strut technology, eliminating the need for electricity or waterpower required by other products.
The Mobility AirLift bedside commode is affordable, with MSRP pricing ranging from $340.
The company's flagship product line is the AirLift(TM) toileting system, which offers patented lowering and lifting toilet seats and bedside commodes to the consumer and caregiver marketplaces.
With a valid and reliable risk assessment, bedside commodes, hourly rounds, nursing assistants, PT evaluation, medication screening, alarm systems and stakeholder education, we were able to positively impact the fall rate and create a culture of awareness about fall prevention.
Swab cultures from all environmental surfaces (bed rails, bedside commodes, carts, charts, doorknobs, faucet handles) were also examined.
While we stroked foreheads, rubbed dry lips with ice chips, emptied bedside commodes, felt for pulses, and cried, we heard a discussion about caring for the elderly that was bloodless, abstracted, and idiotic.
Nurses allegedly told her that because there were neither bedpans nor bedside commodes on the rehabilitation floor, she would have to walk to the bathroom.
The line includes canes, walkers, rollators, shower and bath transfer chairs, bedside commodes and rehab shower commodes.
These patients will require special equipment, such as bedside commodes, shower chairs, beds, and lifting devices.
In fact, a recent study found that contamination of blood pressure cuffs were at a rate similar to bedside commodes.