How do nurses remove a JP drain?

How do nurses remove a JP drain?

How to empty the Jackson-Pratt drain:

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water.
  2. Remove the plug from the bulb.
  3. Pour the fluid into a measuring cup.
  4. Clean the plug with an alcohol swab or a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol.
  5. Squeeze the bulb flat and put the plug back in.
  6. Measure the amount of fluid you pour out.

Can nurses remove drains?

In reference to Agenda Item # 4.4, it is within the realm of practice of the registered nurse to remove a drain from a patient in a home health setting, provided that there is an appropriate order from a physician and said nurse has appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities documented in his/her file.

How do you dress a JP drain?

Change the dressing around the tube every day.

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Remove the old bandage.
  3. Wash your hands again.
  4. Wet a cotton swab and clean the skin around the incision and tube site. Use normal saline solution (salt and water).
  5. Put a new bandage on the incision and tube site.
  6. Tape the bandage in place.

When do you remove JP drain?

The Jackson-Pratt drain is usually removed when the drainage is 30 mL or less over 24 hours. You will write down the amount of drainage you have in the drainage log at the end of this resource.

What do you need to know about Jackson Pratt drain?

What is a Jackson-Pratt Drain? A JP drain is a closed system drain that uses bulb suction to prevent wound drainage from collecting around the surgical site. The benefits of a closed system drain are that they decrease the risk for infection and allows you to measure how much drainage the wound is draining.

When to use Jackson Pratt or Jackson Pratt?

A Jackson Pratt (JP) (see Figure 4.6) is used for wounds anticipated to have smaller amounts of drainage. Drains are often sutured to the skin to prevent accidental removal.

How to care for a JP drain as a nurse?

How to care for a JP Drain as a Nurse 1 Unplug cap 2 Turn bulb upside down and squeeze contents into a measuring cup. 3 Clean plug off with alcohol (decrease chances of infection) 4 Compress the bulb 5 Re-cap the bulb (make sure the bulb stays compressed) 6 Document how much drainage you emptied….very important!

How are drains sutured to prevent accidental removal?

Drains are usually sutured to the skin to prevent accidental removal. The drainage site is covered with a sterile dressing and should be checked periodically to ensure the drain is functioning effectively and that no leaking is occurring. Checklist 39 outlines the steps to take when emptying a closed wound drainage system.