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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bedpan

(bĕd′păn′)
n.
A shallow receptacle for the urine and feces of persons confined to bed.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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.
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bedpan

A receptacle, of stainless steel, plastic or disposable moulded paper, for the excreta of those unable easily to get out of bed.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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