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  1. 0 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!
  2. Visit  dutchgirl profile page

    About dutchgirl

    From 'Florida'; 58 Years Old; Joined Aug '05; Posts: 38; Likes: 1.

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  3. Visit  babynursewannab profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  dutchgirl profile page
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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.
  5. Visit  sharann profile page
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    I learn something new here each time I come!
  6. Visit  DusktilDawn profile page
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    Well this is new. I guess necessity is the mother of invention.
  7. Visit  student4ever profile page
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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!
  8. Visit  dutchgirl profile page
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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!
  9. Visit  ceecel.dee profile page
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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?
  10. Visit  dutchgirl profile page
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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
  11. Visit  moonchild20002000 profile page
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    What a great idea!
    I have had to use a bedpan only once,it was pretty uncomfortable.
  12. Visit  dutchgirl profile page
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    Quote from moonchild20002000
    What a great idea!
    I have had to use a bedpan only once,it was pretty uncomfortable.
    I hope you'll try it and spread the word - we've been slaves to the evil bedpan long enough!
  13. Visit  CarVsTree profile page
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    Quote from dutchgirl
    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.
    Wow! What a great idea! I work on Transitional Trauma with loads of spinal precaution patients (flat, log roll) and it is horrible to get them on and off the fracture pan not to mention the leaks.

    So do you hold the emesis basin in there and suction while they pee? I think some of my younger patients (as young as 14 is considered an adult trauma patient + we get peds when peds is full) would object. Definitely should work for some of my older patients who are less modest though.

    Ever notice the older we get and the more effect gravity has on our bodies, the less we care who sees it???
  14. Visit  meownsmile profile page
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    It sounds good but im afraid my facility would have a fit if we actually charged the patient for suction sets for that.
    Laundry is cheaper, and being a ortho unit people should know how to move patients without hurting themselves or their backs.
    Would be nice to try, but afraid the cost factor would make it impossible. Especially with medicare and some insurances scrutinizing charges I dont know how you could justify that charge.


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