Monday, May 27, 2024

SERVING OF BEDPAN TO A PATIENT

Table of Contents

REQUIREMENTS #

  1. Trolley containing the following:
    • Bowl
    • Jug of water
    • Soap
    • Wipes/tissue
    • Covered bedpan
    • Receiver
    • Mackintosh and dressing towel

STEPS #

  1. Explain procedure and provide privacy
  2. Prepare and send trolley to the bedside
  3. Stand at the right side of the bed with assistant on the other side
  4. Loosen to bed clothings
  5. Place the mackintosh and dressing towel at the midsection of the bed
  6. Gently lift patient with the assistant onto bedpan
  7. Leave patient for sometime and inform him/her to call your attention when he/she is done
  8. Lift patient again with assistant to remove the bedpan after use, cover the bedpan immediately
  9. Don gloves, cleans patient with wipes/tissue and discard
  10. Remove gloves and perform hand hygiene
  11. Allow patient to wash hands with soap and water and dry hands
  12. Arrange bed clothes and leave patient comfortable in bed
  13. Take bedpan to the sluice room and inspect content before emptying
  14. Measure urine if any, when necessary and record
  15. Empty bedpan, decontaminate, wash, sterilize and remove screen
  16. Perform hand hygiene, document procedures and report any abnormalities