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If you are helping a loved one with a bedpan or urinal, try to be relaxed. Helping with a bedpan or urinal can be embarrassing for both of you. This may be especially true if you are caring for someone of the opposite sex. If you are calm and don't seem embarrassed, the person may feel more comfortable.
Be sure to plan ahead before your loved one uses the bedpan.
To help the person use the bedpan:
After the person uses the bedpan:
To prepare before a person uses a urinal in bed:
To help the person use the urinal:
After the person uses the urinal:
Current as of:
December 9, 2019
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineGayle E. Stauffer, RN - Registered Nurse
Current as of: December 9, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Gayle E. Stauffer, RN - Registered Nurse
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