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Supplies needed:

  1. gloves
  2. bedpan
  3. toilet paper
  4. chux pad
  5. washcloth
  6. towel(2)


  1. Knock, greet resident by name and introduce self and title. Explain intended procedure and ask permission.
  2. Excuse self to wash hands and gather supplies. Give call button.
  3. Simulate hand wash and gather supplies.
  4. Knock, greet resident by name and begin set-up
  5. Cover side table with towel and lay supplies down on top.
  7. Raise bed
  8. Gloves
  9. Fold top linens down, cover pt. with towel
  10. Place chux pad under patient (rolling to side)
  11. Place bedpan under patient
  12. Raise head of the bed to Fowler's position, checking bedpan position & pt. comfort
  13. Give T.P. and call light and ask them to signal when finished, excuse self to the other side of curtain - NOTE: If you leave the room you must re-glove and wash hands, but you are technically staying in the room.
  14. Knock or ask permission to re-enter asking if patient is finished, greet resident by name - offer washcloth
  15. Lower head of the bed to supine
  16. Roll pt & remove bedpan Cover with towel (from table)
  17. remove chux
  18. Pretty beds, lower beds, call bell, check comfort, open curtain
  19. Empty bedpan into toilet and disinfect - replace at bedside table bottom shelf
  20. Remove gloves and wash hands

Testing Checklist:

  • Did candidate provide for comfort?
  • Place protective pad before bedpan?
  • Raise head of bed after placing bedpan?
  • Provide T.P before removing pan?
  • Lower head of bed before removing pan?
  • Empty contents into toilet?
  • Disinfect bedpan and place on bottom shelf of bedside stand?
  • Wash hands before and after?
  • Glove twice, changing in-between?


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