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Giving the Bedpan

Step 1 Knock before entering the room. Identify and greet resident. Explain procedure. Wash your hands. Provide for privacy. Ask for consent. Warm a metal bedpan under warm, running water.
Step 2 * Raise side rails. Raise bed to the best level for good body mechanics.
Step 3 Lower the side rail nearest you. Position the resident in supine position.
Step 4 * Put on disposable gloves. #1
Step 5 Turn the resident onto his/her side away from you and correctly place the bedpan firmly against the buttocks.
Step 6 Push the bedpan down and toward the resident.
Step 7 Hold the bedpan securely. Turn the resident onto his/her back. Center the bedpan under the resident. Remove gloves.
Step 8 Raise the head of the bed so the resident is in a sitting position.
Step 9 * Place the signal light within resident’s reach. Raise side rail. Lower bed. Lower side rail.
Step 10 Place the toilet tissue within reach of the resident. Ask the resident to signal when through or when assistance is needed.
Step 11 Wash your hands. Leave the room and close door. (may verbalize)
Step 12 Return when the resident signals. (may verbalize)
Step 13 * Wash hands. Put on disposable gloves. #2
Step 14 * Raise side rails. Raise the bed to the best level for good body mechanics. Lower the side rail nearest you and head of the bed.
Step 15 Remove the bedpan. You need to hold the bedpan securely and turn him or her onto the side away from you.
Step 16 * Clean the perineal area from front to back with toilet tissue. Provide perineal care if necessary. Cover the bedpan. Remove one glove and discard.
Step 17 * With ungloved hand, raise side rail. Lower the bed. Lower side rails. With gloved hand, take bedpan to the bathroom. Remove remaining glove. Wash hands. Put on disposable gloves. #3
Step 18 Measure urine if the resident is on intake and output. Collect a urine specimen if needed. Measure 1st and then take specimen. Empty, clean & rinse bedpan. (may verbalize). Remove gloves. Wash hands.
Step 19 Put on disposable gloves #4, and store the bedpan. Remove and discard gloves. You should say “Store bedpan in bottom drawer of bedside stand”
Step 20 Put on disposable gloves #5. Help the resident wash hands. Remove gloves.
Step 21 Wash your hands. (may verbalize). Provide for comfort.
Step 22 * Attach signal light within resident’s reach. Empty, clean and store remaining supplies.
Step 23 Report & record observations.
Created by: na3