When I was in school, they were called Jackson Pratt (JP) drains. On orientation, a pt had a drain, which my preceptor was calling a Blake. I was like, uhh, it looks like a JP drain.
So, was there a switch to Blake? or is it an either/or thing? (everyone on my unit calls them a Blake) or is it a brand name?
Last edit by unknown99 on Aug 31, '05
: Reason: double post
JPs (Jackson-Pratts) are flat. Blakes are round. Most everybody requests a JP in the OR, and that's what most of us are used to---not sure where in the country they are used to using Blakes instead of JPs, but apparently some docs have trained with Blakes and are used to them. Where I last worked, we stocked both, but I can't recall anyone ever specifically requesting a Blake--they soon got used to JPs when they started working there. The Blakes just gathered dust.
Bulbs and after care are the same for each.
Never heard of a "round" JP drain.
Last edit by stevierae on Aug 31, '05