Our CSICU nurses have concerns about blake drains/JP suction after CABG. They do not pull them. They find that Patients are frequently in pain at the drain site after drainage has stopped and they have to sedate the patients until surgeons arrive in the morning and pull them. Do any nurses out theree pull these drains?
Jul 28, '02
in our hospital the RN's pull drains
Jul 29, '02
your state board of Nsg. can help, but in NC the RN's pull the drain 24-48 hr.s post op. If you can pull and reposition a swan ganz, why not a drain?