What is drainage tube?

What is the purpose of a drain tube?

A surgical drain allows the fluid to flow out. The doctor puts a thin, flexible rubber tube into the area of your body where the fluid is likely to collect. The rubber tube carries the fluid outside your body. The most common type of surgical drain carries the fluid into a collection bulb that you empty.

What is drainage tubing?

n. A tube inserted into a wound or cavity to facilitate fluid removal.

What is a surgical drainage tube called?

Expand Section. A closed suction drain is used to remove fluids that build up in areas of your body after surgery or when you have an infection. Although there is more than one brand of closed suction drains, this drain is often called a Jackson-Pratt, or JP, drain. The drain is made up of two parts: A thin rubber tube.

What are the types of drainage tubes?

Surgical drains can be broadly classified into:

  • Jackson-Pratt drain – consists of a perforated round or flat tube connected to a negative pressure collection device. …
  • Blake drain – a round silicone tube with channels that carry fluid to a negative pressure collection device. …
  • Penrose drain – a soft rubber tube.

How long do drainage tubes stay in?

Your surgeon will usually remove the bulb when drainage is below 25 ml per day for two days in a row. On average, JP drains can continue to drain for 1 to 5 weeks.

What are the 4 types of wound drainage?

Drainage can be (1) serous (clear and thin; may be present in a healthy, healing wound), (2) serosanguineous (containing blood; may also be present in a healthy, healing wound), (3) sanguineous (primarily blood), or (4) purulent (thick, white, and pus-like; may be indicative of infection and should be cultured).

What is drainage in nursing?

Surgical drains are tubes placed near surgical incisions in the post-operative patient, to remove pus, blood or other fluid, preventing it from accumulating in the body.

What is drainage and types of drainage?

Many areas have some natural drainage; this means that excess water flows from the farmers’ fields to swamps or to lakes and rivers. Natural drainage, however, is often inadequate and artificial or man-made drainage is required. There are two types of artificial drainage: surface drainage and subsurface drainage.

What surgeries need drains?

Specific examples of drains and operations where they are commonly used include:

  • Plastic surgery including myocutaneous flap surgery.
  • Breast surgery (to prevent collection of blood and lymph).
  • Orthopaedic procedures (associated with greater blood loss).
  • Chest drainage [4, 5].

Is drain removal painful?

Removing surgical drains can be painful. Currently, there is no evidence to predict which patients may experience greater pain than others.

What to do if surgical drain comes out?

Call your surgeon’s office and ask what to do. If your drain accidently slips out, even a bit, NEVER try to push it back in. If your drain falls out completely, put a dressing over the site and call your surgeon’s office.

What causes drainage after surgery?

After surgery, there is continued oozing and shedding of cells and bodily fluids at the surgical site. Removal of this fluid speeds healing and decreases the chance of infection. This is done by a wound drain.

Does wound drainage mean infection?

Purulent Wound Drainage

Purulent drainage is a sign of infection. It’s a white, yellow, or brown fluid and might be slightly thick in texture. It’s made up of white blood cells trying to fight the infection, plus the residue from any bacteria pushed out of the wound.

Is drainage normal after back surgery?

In the days and weeks after surgery your body needs time to repair the incision. During this time, the incision will likely become inflamed and there may be some drainage. A mild amount of drainage from the incision is normal.