commode

(redirected from commodes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to commodes: Commodus

commode

 [kŏ-mōd´]
toilet (def. 2).
commode chair a portable toilet that can be placed at the bedside of a patient whose activity is limited; these are often used in the home when the patient is too debilitated to reach the bathroom. The receptacle for waste can be removed and emptied.

commode

(kŏ-mōd′) [Fr. commode, fr L. commodus, convenient]
A receptacle suitable for use as a toilet.

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.

commode

A bedside chair with a cut-away seat under which is placed a receptacle for urine and faeces.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
The commode 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]
TWO nurses at Coventry's University Hospital have designed a new commode to cut infections.
We rectified the situation of the old commodes by condemning them on the day of the inspection and the cleanliness regime has also been strengthened.
The French commode is quite simply a chest of drawers.
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.
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.
As well, it has western-style washrooms, complete with separate stalls and good-old American Standard commodes.
His sit-down unit was derived from the traveling commodes used by English and French kings dating back to the 16th century (hence the term "throne"?