Can a bedpan prevent infection?
While there are hospitals there will always be bedpans.
Unlike the average medical trainee, Kyle didn’t simply accept this. He asked whether there was a better design?
Something more dignified and more sanitary.
This was the start of a journey into the world of innovation, design and patents.
Now his bedpan with a lid is about to be launched in 3 NHS Trusts.
Not stopping there, Kyle tried to answer the question of how we identify patients with infectious diarrhoea, early in their visit to hospital, to minimise the risk of spread.
Coming full circle, it seems that it may be possible to test the gas from a bedpan and use that to gauge risk of infection.
All thanks to the bedpan lid!