Urinal Use: Assisting a Patient

  ALERT Recognizing the need for patient assistance during urinal use can prevent falls and injury.

   1. Perform hand hygiene. Apply gloves.
   2. Close bedside curtain or door.
   3. Position patient in bed or assist to standing position.
   4. Assist patient if needed.
   5. Position penis within urinal.
   6. Hold urinal in place.
   7. Remove urinal, cleanse penis.
   8. Observe urine. Empty and cleanse urinal.
   9. Assist patient to wash hands.
  10.Dispose gloves. Perform hand hygiene.