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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.
A small bedpan for use by patients who have suffered lower extremity fracture or have undergone joint replacement surgery.
See also: bedpan
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