Using a Bedpan

How to position a bedpan

 With the person on his or her side, place the bedpan against the buttocks and have the person roll back onto the bedpan
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With the person on his or her side, place the bedpan against the buttocks and have the person roll back onto the bedpan. Cover your loved one with a sheet or blanket for privacy.

How to remove a bedpan

 Hold the bedpan steady as the person rolls sideways off of it
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Hold the bedpan steady as the person rolls sideways off of it.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofJanuary 13, 2017

Current as of: January 13, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine