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    BEDPANS DON'T WORK FOR FEMALE URINATION!!! As if you didn't already know... We have been using emesis basins and suction for our post cardiac cath females who are flat on bedrest for anywhere from 2 to 4 hours.
    The basin can be pushed slightly into the mattress under the perineum, and the suction removes the urine, allowing you free hands to attend to personal hygiene. Does't it drive you crazy to have to find a place to put the pan while the paperwork gets done? How come we never noticed before that the fracture pan is BACKWARDS because the shallow part is at the back, where our bottoms push it down (causing spills up the back). It even works on 300 pounders! Try it out, save your aides back, your back, sheets, and most of all the female patients dignity!
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    suction?

    How exactly (and please do graphically set up the picture) does the set-up go? I can't seem to wrap my brain around it.
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    Quote from babynursewannab
    suction?

    How exactly (and please do graphically set up the picture) does the set-up go? I can't seem to wrap my brain around it.
    Well, wall suction should be set up at every patient bedside. (It is in most units at my hospital). The tubing from the suction cannister is placed IN the basin at the back (where all the urine goes in the female supine patient), suction is turned on, and voila! as the patient urinates in the pan, the suction takes it out! (We always leave a fresh set-up for oral suction if the need arises). But I can tell you, the need for the ladies to pee occurs WAY more often! Try it out, hope you like it. And if anyone squirms at the thought of urine in the suction container, remember it is one of the cleanest body fluids, and then try to remember what stomach contents look like in that container - yuck.
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    I learn something new here each time I come!
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    Well this is new. I guess necessity is the mother of invention.
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    WOW!!! I so need to try this for my LOLs on Lasix - they have to pee like every 2 seconds, and they can't hold it until their bladder gets actually full, so they dribble all the time - sorry, maybe TMI??? This would be a great way to deal with this!
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    We use this female urination device for female patients who are stuck in bed - place an emesis basin below the perineum, put a suction tip in the pan, voila, the urine goes to the container. No wet butts, backs, sheets. Save your back, paperwork gets done instantly (without dipping your hands in the pee) and you don't have to find a place to set the container. Surely you have noticed that the female bottom is heavy and it weighs down the fracture pans at the back, where all the urine goes! Try this, it really works, saves time, patients love it. (But keep a fresh tubing and tip available, wouldn;t want anyone to stick that tip in anyones mouth...or label it it some obvious way..Let me know what you think!
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    The idea may have merit! ...but...
    Doesn't the suction tube become pinched off by hiney weight?
    Don't thighs get pinched by basin edges?
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    Quote from ceecel.dee
    The idea may have merit! ...but...
    Doesn't the suction tube become pinched off by hiney weight?
    Don't thighs get pinched by basin edges?
    The suction tubing goes over the thigh, and one leg is bent at the knee. The pan isn't the most comfortable, but they don't actually sit on it, or lay on it. And the action is quick, as soon as the slurping sound stops - you know they are done. :blushkiss
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    What a great idea!
    I have had to use a bedpan only once,it was pretty uncomfortable.


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