A kidney dish (British English) or emesis basin (American English) is a shallow basin with a kidney-shaped base and sloping walls used in medical and surgical wards to receive soiled dressings and other medical waste. Generally, the volume of a pulp kidney dish (or “vomit dish”) is 700 mL. Its length is 25 cm-26 cm, its width 11 cm. The shape of the dish allows it to be held against the patient’s body to catch any falling fluids or debris. Various sizes of emesis basin are a common sight in healthcare settings, including facilities such as nursing homes that may have bedridden patients.