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Old 08-21-2009, 08:01 PM
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Default Male Urinal: Patient SPILLS

After a recent stay in the Hospital – and first hand experience with products that haven’t had a design improvement since 1950 – I’m working with a major disposable medical company and I’ve got to do a sanity check.

Portable male urinals and spills there of is the subject. I spilled 1 of every three times I had to use one. A survey of nurses I know (about 10) indicated they experienced at least one spill nearly every shift worked…unless they worked in an area where most patients could walk to the bathroom (like emergency).

So…what’s your experience?
- Spills per shift
- Patients using these urinals per shift
- Area of work
- Clean up time
- Instances of finally resorting to a catheter

Thank you so much for you input…Hopefully, something can be done to increase patient dignity and make this part of your job easier.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:40 AM
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Spilling urinals is a nurse's nightmare. Seriously. You have to strip down the bed, clean up the patient, remake the bed, usually with the patient laying in the bed and it goes on and on. And then, by the time you,re done with the clean up, your patient has to go again. OMG!!!!!!! Whoever invents a better mouse trap and tippy free pee-pee bottle will have the world knocking at their door.


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More worried about boys with big bladders. Over 6 foot? Fresh from theater? Give two bottles! Had a number to had over a litre in there.
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I find the splash back of emptying urinals can happen even when being very careful. Encouraging patients to put urinals in holders instead of on the table is hard as they state it is easier to just put it there. Explaining to Patients that the table is for food does not comprehend with some.
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