from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A metal, glass, or plastic receptacle for the urinary and fecal discharges of persons confined to bed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A variety of chamber pot that is used while still in bed, generally for reasons of medical necessity or convenience
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pan for warming beds.
- n. A shallow chamber vessel, so constructed that it can be used by a sick person in bed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pan for warming beds; a warming-pan.
- n. A necessary utensil for the use of persons confined to bed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a shallow vessel used by a bedridden patient for defecation and urination
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He was comforting, even lighthearted as he held the bedpan while Geraldine vomited, and when he rubbed her neck and legs to relieve their deep, persistent pain, smiling and making jokes to lessen her embarrassment.
Whenever standards fell short – whenever, in Aneurin Bevan's phrase, a bedpan was dropped – the echoes would reverberate through Whitehall.
For any caregiver, wash hands and change gloves after coming in contact with something potentially unclean, such as a bedpan or unchanged sheet.
Your process may not require all 40 steps -- some of which involve offering the patient a bedpan, sponge bathing and replacing protective covers under the bedsheets -- but it surely takes more steps than we tend to think about as we hurriedly make our own beds in the morning.
Making up the bed begins with offering a bedpan and includes a sponge bath and a change of clothes, so both the patient and the bedsheets start out fresh and clean with every change.
Josh Freed's appallingly egocentric movie, Five Weddings and a Felony, is the kind of narrative film masquerading as a comic documentary that doesn't deserve to be showcased in a bedpan, much less a film festival.
For more than 60 years the NHS has operated on a principle enunciated by Aneurin Bevan: if a bedpan is dropped in a NHS hospital the reverberations will be heard in Whitehall.
“Are you alright, Mr. Munch?” one of them inquires; she stacks the bedpan brimming with cocoa-colored stool atop an untouched cafeteria tray, she lets the plates clatter with a lackluster hate, simply because she can, “Can you stand?” she asks coldly, “we really need to get you back in the bed.”
One night, she didn't get the bedpan under her in time.
Mirko is in charge of the bedpan and bringing Father food.
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