The height of the commode
(17-19 inches) is lower than the average wheelchair plus cushion seat-to-floor height (22 inches) requiring a non-level height transfer for most people.
was self-controlled and meant its user could get washed and dried without assistance.
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales discovered ripped seats and commodes
in use on wards at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant, during an unannounced cleanliness spot check PICTURE: Liz Pearce [umlaut]
SEAT OF LEARNING: Jane Goodbody and Melanie Gallo show off the new, improved commodes
which they designed and have now been delivered to Coventry's University Hospita
Q I HAVE been advised by my occupational therapist to buy a commode
but I don't like the look.
More than half of the commodes
we inspected were not cleaned properly.
An English commode
is a useful piece of furniture for the containment of a useful piece of equipment, especially so at night when it is blowing a gale and the netty is 40 yards down the garden.
We solved this problem by bringing the commode
almost to the entrance of the compartment, installing what is called a "pony wall" behind the toilet to cover the re-piping necessitated by moving the commode
's location, and installing a handicap-friendlier commode
almost a foot higher than the original.
Swab cultures from all environmental surfaces (bed rails, bedside commodes
, carts, charts, doorknobs, faucet handles) were also examined.
A second woman agreed, adding that standard-size mats for commodes
are no longer useful, since the size of toilets themselves are varied.
The detainee alleged that the dormitory was overcrowded and had only eight sinks, commodes
and showers for 72 pretrial detainees that were housed in the dormitory.
6 gallon commodes
to comply with the purging law, only to have occupants face floating obstacles to the one-touch ideal, Congress is considering now yielding to the 3 gallon game.