I've been a nurse for about 1 1/2 years working on a busy med/surg floor. A question arose the other day however, I noticed a the drainage in the JP drain tubing was looking rather thick, I asked another nurse about it and she told me to "milk" it.
Now my question is can you do this without a doctors order? I you are pinching it off above where you are milking it at, so as not to create more suction (and of course not pull the darn thing out).
I asked my Nurse Manager about it the following morning and she really didn't have an answer for me (go figure)
I know in nursing school they teach you to never milk anything....but what are you thoughts and opinions?