Bedpan



a shallow toilet pan for use by persons confined to bed.
bedwarmer.
Historical Examples

Empty the bedpan and clean it at once; ordinarily one can clean it without wetting or soiling the hands.
American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick Jane A. Delano

The patient should not rise from his bed, but should use a bedpan or other receptacle.
The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI) Various

Usually the first thing to do in the morning is to close or open the window as necessary, and to give the patient a bedpan.
Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts Girl Scouts

If the patient does not ask for the bedpan, the attendant should offer it at suitable times.
American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick Jane A. Delano

The bedpan and eating utensils must be frequently scalded in boiling water.
The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI) Various

The patient should be kept in bed, a bedpan being used when the bowels move.
The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI) Various

It is sometimes desirable to place the patient on a bedpan and rinse the parts by a gentle stream of warm water poured from a jug.
American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick Jane A. Delano

Rest in bed is absolutely necessary; the patient must be induced to use a bedpan.
Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit

Also they should have bedpan or whatever other attention they need regularly, and when asked for, immediately.
Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts Girl Scouts

noun
a shallow vessel placed under a bedridden patient to collect faeces and urine
another name for warming pan
n.

also bed-pan, 1580s, from bed (n.) + pan (n.).

bedpan bed·pan (běd’pān’)
n.
A metal, glass, or plastic receptacle for the urinary and fecal discharges of persons confined to bed.

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