Features of Medline Fracture Bedpan
- Made of durable plastic materials that are easy to clean and disinfect
- These bedpans do not require much patient movement and are very comfortable for patients with fractures, missing limbs, and limited or no mobility
- Bedpan with tapered front slides easy under the patient
- They have a wedge-like shape with a lower urine collection bowl
How to help patients to use a bedpan?
- Wear disposable gloves.
- To protect the bed from spills, put a waterproof pad under the buttocks of the individual.
- If the healthcare provider approves it, slightly lift the head of the bed.
- With one hand, support the lower back of the patient, and with the other, place the curved edge of the bedpan under the individual's buttocks.
- Raise the head of the bed until the person is in a seated position. An upright position helps ease bowel movement and urination.
- If possible, offer privacy to the user. If the person is fragile, do not leave him alone.
- Lower the head of the bed when the person is done. Ask the person to lift his buttocks. Brace the individual's lower back with one hand. With the other, carefully remove the bedpan. Cover the bedpan and place it on a chair with a towel.
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How to use a Fracture Bedpan?
Preparations to make before using a bedpan or urinal:
- Gather the following:
- Toilet paper
- Disposable gloves
- Washcloths or wet wipes
- A basin with warm water
- Run and dry warm water over the bedpan. A metal bedpan retains heat, so make sure it is not too hot before placing it under the patient.
- Apply baby powder on the edges of the bedpan to make it easier to slip under the patient.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What materials are Medline Fracture Bedpans made of?
Medline Fracture Bedpans are made of durable plastic materials that are easy to clean and disinfect.
2. How are Medline Fracture Bedpans used?
Medline Fracture Bedpans are placed under the patient's buttocks while they are lying down in bed. The tapered end should be positioned under the patient's buttocks and the wider end should be positioned toward the feet. It is important to follow the instructions of a healthcare professional when using a fracture bedpan.
3. Can Medline Fracture Bedpans be reused?
Medline Fracture Bedpans should be cleaned thoroughly after each use and disinfected using appropriate methods. However, they should not be reused indefinitely and should be replaced as necessary.
4. Can Medline Fracture Bedpans be used by all patients?
Medline Fracture Bedpans are designed to accommodate patients who are unable to use a regular bathroom due to limited mobility or recovering from a lower body injury or surgery. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if a fracture bedpan is appropriate for a specific patient.
5. How do I clean and disinfect a Medline Fracture Bedpan?
Medline Fracture Bedpans should be cleaned with soap and warm water after each use. They can also be disinfected using appropriate methods, such as using a disinfectant spray or wiping with disinfectant wipes.