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If the person you're caring for is not able to leave their bed to use the toilet, they may need to use a urinal. A urinal is a container used to collect urine and is made for either male or female anatomy. But some people might find it easier to use a bedpan.
If you are helping someone with a urinal, try to be relaxed. If you are calm and don't seem embarrassed, the person may feel more comfortable.
Start by gathering supplies. You will need a urinal, gloves, and toilet paper or wet wipes. Make sure you have a place to set the urinal aside while you help with wiping or getting dressed.
Wash and dry your hands well, and put on gloves. Have the person you're caring for lower or unzip their pants. Offer help if needed.
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Current as of: March 27, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Gayle E. Stauffer, RN - Registered Nurse & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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