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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.
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Paula, who runs UMT Upcycling and Mobility Training, came up with the idea to give equipment a new lease of life after spending time in hospital and seeing that some patients were unable to be discharged because aids such as a commode or wheelchair weren't always available.
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The commode was self-controlled and meant its user could get washed and dried without assistance.
She further did not respect the dignity of two women who were told to use their incontinence pads when they had asked to use commodes, it is claimed.
The poor state of repair of chairs and equipment, such as commodes, was a recurring theme on the four wards inspectors visited at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.
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"More than half of the commodes we inspected were not cleaned properly.
Northumbria Healthcare Trust has bought 12 commodes costing pounds 11,760, 18 chairs costing pounds 6,300, six tenor hoists costing pounds 27,000, 15 tenor slings costing pounds 6,000, walking frames costing pounds 1,200 and crutches at pounds 1,000.
Now, in all fairness, I have to say that these commodes are fine, just as long as you do not open and shut the drawers.
It also can be used to move residents between beds and wheelchairs, to and from commodes, or directly to or from the floor.