Bedpans & Urinals
Bed pans can help those who are chronically ill or bedridden by helping you use the bathroom without assistance. These tools will give you peace of mind knowing that you can use the bathroom without having to get up from your bed, which may increase the risk of injury if you're without assistance. You can use bed pans in a variety of positions while lying in bed, or even when you are sitting in a chair or on the sofa. The design of bed pans are made so that they can easily collect urine and feces without spilling. Some bed pans have lids to protect against spillage and odors. Other are disposable so you can easily get rid of them after each use. Some patients may need bed pans if they are suffering from incontinence, while others are used for those recovering from surgery or dealing with an injury or illness that makes it difficult to get up and go to the restroom on their own.
Male urinals are devices that allow males to urinate while in bed, and they are featured in a bottle design. Male urinals are specially shaped to fit the male body, and they help men urinate without having to get up either during the day or in the middle of the night. The average male urinal can hold about one liter of urine or approximately 1 ½ pint of liquid. Check the manufacturer to determine exactly how much liquid your male urinal can hold before it needs to be emptied. The urinal typically has a handle to help you hold it steady so you don't drop it accidentally. Most male urinals also have a lid so that nothing spills out once the urinal is full.
While men may have an easy time using urinals, females may find it a bit more difficult. Female urinals have a different shape designed to fit a woman's body and tend to have a wider opening at the neck. This allows the urinal to be angled the right way so it can be firmly placed against the skin. You may see female urinals called petal or slipper pans. These allow women to use the urinal in a seated position as opposed to a traditional male urinal, which can be used while standing.