The urinal or bedpan.
Persons who have difficulty getting into the toilet in time (eg wheelchair patients) or people who are bedridden or incontinent for a long time, may opt to temporarily store urine in a urinal or stool in a bedpan. So you can discreetly dispose of your urine at any place and anywhere.
The advantages (and disadvantages) of a urinal or bedpan:
The advantages of an extra aid to urinate anytime and anywhere are countless: you never have to worry about getting into the toilet on time. If you do not have your bladder under control, you can make it a habit to commit yourself to urinate once in a while. This way you can prevent accidents and you can take preventive action. It stimulates self-reliance and increases the confidence to get out again and plan outings , without the fear of having to suffer from loss of urine every time. It is also a product that is very easy to clean.
Disadvantages of a urinal or bedpan that some people experience in the beginning is that it is unusual not to urinate in a toilet. Certainly for bedridden persons, some training needs to be done in the beginning so that they feel comfortable to 'urinate from your bed' in a urinal or bedpan.
What is the difference between a urinal or bedpan?
A urinal is only intended for urinating. A urinal can be closed properly with a cap, because it happens occasionally that the urinal is accidentally knocked over. That is why a closure is indispensable for every good urinal. A bedpan, on the other hand, is primarily intended to absorb faeces. A lid is included for all bed pans for any odors or accidents.
What is the difference between a female urinal and a male urinal?
The neck of the urinal makes the difference. With a female urinal , the design is adjusted so that women can easily pee. With male urinals the neck is a bit longer so that it is pleasant to use. There are also specially designed urinals for people who wish to use them from a wheelchair .
How do you use a urinal or bedpan?
Place the urinal somewhere that you can always reach quickly. Sit or stand somewhere where you feel comfortable, open the lid (if there is one), pee in it, and then close the lid again immediately. This way you prevent spills or accidents. For people who urinate from their bed, we recommend choosing a urinal with backflow protection , this prevents spillage, even if the urinally falls over or on the floor.
Other words for urinal include. urine container, bedpan, toilet pan, toilet pan, urine spout or piss glass.
Do not be discouraged by certain problems. You would lose out how the right tools help you to increase your comfort and enjoyment.
There must be no shame in the use of urinals and bedpans , there are more people than you think who use these handy tools.