Washing Equipment

  • Kendall Solution Basin Cardinal -61000

    Covidien

    Kendall Blue Solution Basin, 16 oz. Sterile

    Medical-grade polypropylene solution bowls are ideal for operating/emergency rooms and general use A safe, sensible alternative to stainless steelIndividually sterile packed 16 oz. capacity

    Starting at $1.49
  • McKesson Emesis Basin McKesson Brand 56-80327

    McKesson

    McKesson Graphite Emesis Basin, 16 oz.

    McKesson emesis basin is 500 cc and graphite and plastic and graduated in ounces and cubic centimeters. Ideal for oral hygiene and ear irrigation.500 cc Graphite Plastic Graduated in ounces and cubic centimeters Ideal for oral hygiene and ear irrigation...

    Starting at $0.99
  • McKesson Diverter Valve McKesson Brand 146-RTL12046

    McKesson

    McKesson Diverter Valve

    The McKesson Diverter Valve is designed to deliver a 3-way connection between shower arm, showerhead, and handheld shower hose. Easy to install and works with most handheld shower sprays.Allows user to divert water flow from the regular shower head to...

    Starting at $4.99
  • McKesson Sitz Bath McKesson Brand 56-80102

    McKesson

    McKesson Sitz Bath Graphite Plastic Round

    Graphite Provides soothing rectal and/or perineal soaking therapy High-impact plastic bowl 2000 mL capacity can be hung from any convenient fixture Solution bag is graduated and imprinted with instructions for easy use Shut-off clamp on the tubing...

    Starting at $9.99
  • McKesson Wash Basin McKesson Brand 56-80342

    McKesson

    McKesson Wash Basin Graphite Plastic, 8 Quart

    McKesson Wash Basin is 8 Quart Rectangle-shaped tub that is constructed of plastic and intended to accommodate limb soaking. It is graphite color and consists of rolled rims that make carrying easy.10 Inch by 13¼ Inch by 3¾ Inch Accommodating for limb...

    Starting at $1.49
  • McKesson Handheld Shower McKesson Brand 146-12037

    McKesson

    McKesson Handheld Shower White Plastic

    Perfect solution for added control and maneuverability for personal bathing and attendant assistance Includes diverter valve allowing user to conveniently switch from handheld spray to the mounted showerhead (included) Provides a CEC-compliant flow rate...

    Starting at $13.99

Washing Equipment

While many bathrooms, tubs, and shower aids can make life easier, bathing is sometimes impossible, making an alternative necessary. There may also be situations in which a specialty bath such as a sitz bath may be recommended.

Specialty washing equipment such as the items below can be invaluable for caregivers and those in their care.

Portable Shower Kits

Portable shower units, though they're often listed under "camping equipment," are a convenient tool for those caring for someone bedridden.

There are many portable showers (sometimes known as “rinser kits”) on the market, and designs vary. Some are battery-operated, some use gravity, some have a built-in heat source, and others must be filled with warm water.

Whatever their differences, portable showers include a container that holds water (from 1.5 to 5 gallons, depending on the brand and model) and a showerhead connected by a long, flexible hose. This allows the user to spray water anywhere, making shampooing a bed-bound person's hair much easier.

Inflatable Basins

Inflatable shampoo basins resemble a miniature version of a child’s inflatable swimming pool, though they are often square rather than round. Inflatable basins are soft, flexible, watertight, easy to clean, and portable. Some are self-draining, while others must be emptied into the sink or bath manually.

Many inflatable basins have a notch or gap at the top of one side to allow the person being shampooed to comfortably rest their head on the basin bottom while supporting the neck.

Inflatable shampoo or spa kits, which include a gravity-operated portable shower, are also available. Inflatable shampoo basins may double as standard washbasins and may be more convenient than collapsible washbasins.

Sitz Baths

The sitz bath is a specialized piece of washing equipment intended to provide cleansing and hydrotherapy to the perineum area. A sitz bath may be recommended after having surgery in this area, after childbirth, for people suffering from hemorrhoids or prostatitis, or in other cases where the perineum needs soothing or healing.

There are two types of sitz baths. One is simply a wide, shallow basin that fits into the toilet bowl and under the toilet seat. The user fills the basin with warm water and any additives (such as salt) that the doctor has recommended, then carefully sits down on the basin so that the water covers the perineum.

The second type of sitz bath is also a wide, shallow basin that fits into the toilet. A waterproof bag (like an enema bag) with a long piece of tubing is also included. The bag is filled with warm water and hung somewhere above the toilet; the tubing fits into a slot in the basin. The user sits on the toilet and releases a valve on the tubing to let the water flow. The water then gently irrigates the perineum until the water bag is empty.