How to Use a Bedpan

If you are helping someone with a bedpan, try to be relaxed. Helping with a bedpan can be embarrassing for both of you. If you are calm and don’t seem embarrassed, the person may feel more comfortable. If the person you’re caring for is not able to leave their bed to go to the bathroom, they may need to use a bedpan. A bedpan is a container used to collect urine or feces. While using a bedpan may seem simple enough, it really is easy to improperly use one.