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!