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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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For example, a child may not exceed weight limits for a standard bedside commode, but may be unable to use a standard device because of the width of his or her hips.
Mobility's AirLift is reportedly easy to install and gently lowers and lifts people on and off a standard toilet or bedside commode by using patented air-strut technology, eliminating the need for electricity.
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 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.
For example, what might seem to be a small nuance of decline in a resident's ability to transfer to the bedside commode in the middle of the night potentially translates into an increase of more than $45 per day in reimbursement at the Rehab Ultra-High level--if the right people find out about it.
Environmental factors and assistive devices that may restrict or facilitate a resident's ability to access the toilet, such as grab bars, raised or low toilet seats, inadequate lighting, distance to the toilet or bedside commode, availability of urinals, use of bed rails or restraints, or fear of falling and;
making sure the resident has access to a toilet or bedside commode at that time, or perhaps making a bedpan available before the resident leaves bed in the morning.
Three-in-one and universal commodes allow products to be used in the bathroom area as a toilet frame or raised toilet seat as well as a bedside commode, better positioning the product for both institutional facilities and homes.
AirLift products gently lower and lift residents 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.
Is the curtain drawn and the door closed when residents use a bedside commode or bedpan?
Furthermore, the No-Slip No-Tip Toilet Bowl Grip will be equally effective with toilet seat mounted potty chairs and bedside commodes.