Monday, October 9, 2017

Q: Which method provides optimum way of suctioning in postoperative suction drainage bulbs , like Jackson-Pratt (JP) drain?  - Choose one

A)  by pressing the sides of the reservoir together 

B) by pushing the bottom of the reservoir toward the top

Answer: A

In suction based postoperative drains, compressing the sides of the reservoir is a far better technique for establishing negative pressure than pressing the bottom of the drain up toward the top.


Carruthers KH, Eisemann BS, Lamp S, Kocak E. - Optimizing the closed suction surgical drainage system - Plast Surg Nurs. 2013 Jan-Mar;33(1):38-42;

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