Safe bedpan management is essential for effective infection control. The one-way (or single-use) system is widely understood to be the safest system of managing human waste. The one-way system is recognised as best practice globally, and is now used in over 95% of UK hospitals. The one-way system is proven to be:
So, how does it work?
Single use (disposable) pulp bedpans are immediately put in a macerator after use. The lid closes using the foot pedal and the cycle starts automatically. Pans are pulverised into tiny particles and flushed down into waste water (sewerage), much like toilet paper.
Simpler processes, safer infection prevention.