NURSING POST I'm wondering if any of you have any thoughts on the following situation: A bedridden female geriatric patient, while undergoing a lab test, has an intense urge to urinate and insists she cannot wait. The lab tech, who is physically not capable of lifting the patient, calls for another tech to bring a bed pan. The nurse urges the patient to wait for the bed pan to arrive, but the patient continues to say that she cannot wait and needs to urinate at that very moment. Finally the first lab tech reassures the patient that if she absolutely cannot wait, she should not be ashamed if she needs to urinate in the bed, the staff will clean the bed. This is a lesser evil situation; what would be the best approach? Are there any nursing standards or articles that might shed some light on this question? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.