Have the patient lie as flat as possible. Roll the patient as far over to one side as possible. Fit the bedpan over the buttocks. If you can't quite fit it, carefully press the bedpan into the mattress a little further. When the patient rolls back, she will be on the pan. Then have the patient open her legs a little so that the urine will flow downward.
Then start a timer. Never leave a patient on a bedpan for more than 5 minutes. If the patient cannot go within 5 minutes, chances are that the patient didn't have to go.
Remember, on this type, the part with the rounded edge goes to the back.
(This end goes on the backside.)
With the type below, the handle goes to the front
of the patient and the flat part goes under the buttocks.
To remove the bedpan: Tell the patient not to move. Get a firm grip on the bedpan to hold it steady. NOW have the patient roll off the bedpan while you keep the bedpan from tipping. Gently wipe, then remove the bedpan carefully, keeping it horizontal.
It's like any other skill, the more you do, the better you get.