- a shallow toilet pan for use by persons confined to bed.
Origin of bedpan
Examples from the Web for bedpan
Historical Examples of bedpan
The patient should not rise from his bed, but should use a bedpan or other receptacle.
It is sometimes desirable to place the patient on a bedpan and rinse the parts by a gentle stream of warm water poured from a jug.
If the patient does not ask for the bedpan, the attendant should offer it at suitable times.
Empty the bedpan and clean it at once; ordinarily one can clean it without wetting or soiling the hands.
Also they should have bedpan or whatever other attention they need regularly, and when asked for, immediately.
- a shallow vessel placed under a bedridden patient to collect faeces and urine
- another name for warming pan
- A metal, glass, or plastic receptacle for the urinary and fecal discharges of persons confined to bed.