User Manual - Commode
What's in the Box?
Putting it together
General Safety Information
The Brakes - Whenever you go to sit on or stand from a wheeled commode chair (see our Commode) make sure all the wheels are locked by putting all 4 the brakes on to stabilise the unit and reduce fall risks. The Footrest - Always ensure the footrest is upright whenever the unit is stationery - there are no legs on the footrest to hold any weight, so there is a 'tip-over' danger. The benefit of leg-free supports is so there are no obstacles to hit shins or to trip on whilst carrying out activities of daily living. The footrest to support the occupants' feet and stop them feet dragging on the floor when moving the unit. The Chair Position - Always ensure the chair front is facing the exit of the shower recess. This way, if there is an accident or emergency, you can access the person.
Cleaning and Maintaining the Commode Unit After every use - clean any marks off with warm soapy water and disinfectant. Dry the unit down and remove from the shower recess - if you want to store it in the recess, make sure you dry off the recess before returning the Commode - this will reduce mould. When you clean the bathroom, wash the Commode with warm soapy water, using a disinfectant (use as the label on the container says) making sure you wipe down every surface. Rinse well and dry with a cloth. If convenient, put the unit outside for a short while to air and complete drying. Do not leave in direct sunlight. Store in a dry place.
Disclaimer: This is general information only, to assist you. You should contact you Health Care Professional for more information about what item is better suited, or for information on how you should use the items, especially if you have a condition or illness. If you have any symptoms, see your Gp or see our helpful Health Information for Nurse Triage contact numbers. Or call 000 if there is an emergency.