what is the difference between a JP drain and a Hemovac drain?
- 0Apr 12, '09 by coltsgrlI can't seem to find the difference between the JP and hemovac. They both look to work with basic pressure suction...but I'm not sure if I'm reading that correctly. I have yet to see either in real life, so I was just wondering because they will both be on my test tomorrow. thanks!
- 0Apr 12, '09 by CapNurse09http://my.clevelandclinic.org/servic...or_wounds.aspx
pictures and definitions
- 0Apr 12, '09 by FireStarterRNA JP drain has one function, to drain smaller amounts of fluid and blood from a surgical site. A hemovac, which also has a larger capacity, also can collect blood in order to give back to the patient. It can have an initial setup for an autologous re-transfusion, then after a certain period of time it's converted to simply a collection device. Both use suction.
- 0Apr 12, '09 by cursedandblessedthanks a bunch, some nights i wonder where my head is. the picture you've got is what my one of my patient's has. i just remember the jackson pratt really well, because i thought it was interesting, my hubby thought i'd lost my mind ten years ago because i watched the nurse packing the wound with the saline soaked gauze with a mirror.