Cleaning Bedpans and Urinals

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What is the correct way to clean bedpans and urinals? Learn the process here.

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Equipment

  1. Tray with bedpan brush, bedpan swab
  2. Short-sleeved gown
  3. Can of disinfectant solution
  4. Soap or any cleanser
  5. Several pieces of dusting cloth

Procedure for Cleaning Bedpans and Urinals

  1. Put on the short-sleeved gown
  2. Collect the bedpans
  3. Empty the contents one by one into the hoper. Wash with clean cold water. Use brush p.r.n. Follow with hot water.
  4. Put the bedpan in the scan of disinfectant
  5. Remove after, wash inside and outside with warm soapy water. Remove any stains using the cleanser
  6. Rinse with hot water
  7. Wipe to dry with the bedpan wiper and hang it at the bedpan rack.
Matt Vera is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science in nursing since 2009 and is currently working as a full-time writer and editor for Nurseslabs. During his time as a student, he knows how frustrating it is to cram on difficult nursing topics. Finding help online is nearly impossible. His situation drove his passion for helping student nurses by creating content and lectures that are easy to digest. Knowing how valuable nurses are in delivering quality healthcare but limited in number, he wants to educate and inspire nursing students. As a nurse educator since 2010, his goal in Nurseslabs is to simplify the learning process, break down complicated topics, help motivate learners, and look for unique ways of assisting students in mastering core nursing concepts effectively.

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