Bedpans are not all made alike. The standard bedpan is shaped like a toilet seat and is large, about four inches thick with a slightly lower grade in the front. The fracture bedpan is made to slide under the patient and is much smaller then the standard size.
Bedpans and Urinals at Walgreens. Being bedridden for any length of time-whether due to injury, illness, or advanced age-presents a wide range of challenges. One of the most trying things can be figuring out how to accomplish basic personal tasks like using the restroom when you are unable to get up and walk about.
Hospitals use bedpans as portable bathroom solutions for bedridden patients suffering from incontinence or other diseases that prevent them from using a normal bathroom. Bedpans can be used for urine or bowel movements, and are made in several shapes, sizes and materials.