Equipment Needed

I & O Recording Pad
Bed Pan/Fracture Pan
1 Wet Washcloth
Hand Soap
1 Hand Towel
Measuring Graduate

Bedpan/Fracture Pan and Output (step 18 added)

  1. Introduce self to the resident.
  2. Identify that hands should be washed.
  3. Explain the procedure to resident.
  4. Gather supplies before beginning the demonstration.
  5. Provide for resident's privacy by pulling privacy curtain.
  6. Put on gloves.
  7. Position resident on bedpan/fracture pan correctly using correct body mechanics.
  8. Position resident on bedpan/fracture pan with pan in correct orientation.
  9. Raise head of bed to comfortable level.
  10. Leave tissue within reach of resident and step away from the resident until RN Observer identifies resident is finished.
  11. Using a wet wash cloth and dry towel, wash and dry your resident's hands.
  12. Lower head of bed and gently remove bedpan/fracture pan and hold while RN Observer adds a known quantity of fluid.
  13. Place graduate on flat surface at eye level and pour urine into the graduate to measure output.
  14. Empty graduate, rinse and dry bedpan/fracture pan and graduate and return to storage. Flush toilet if used.
  15. Discard linen in the appropriate container.
  16. Turn gloves inside out as they are removed and dispose of gloves in an appropriate container.
  17. Record the output in cc/ml on signed recording sheet.
  18. Record reading in the correct location on the signed recording sheet.
  19. Recorded measurement reading is within 25 cc or ml of RN Observer’s reading.
  20. Open privacy curtain.
  21. Leave resident in a position of safety and comfort.
  22. Maintain respectful, courteous interpersonal interactions at all times.
  23. Leave call light or signaling device within easy reach of the resident.
  24. Identify that hands should be washed.

Skills key can be found on the D & S Video title page.