RNs pulling postop wound drains
- 0Jan 23, '99 by kfpIs this a standard of practice anyone? Surgeons are writing orders for RNs to pull penrose, jp, hemovac, etc. Does anyone have a written policy or procedure for this?
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- 0Jul 27, '00 by brenda-booKFP: The nurses at my facility remove not only hemovacs, jackson pratts, davols, J- and G-tubes, but Epidurals as well as subclavians, picc lines, midlines. We also pull out chest tubes while the MD ties off the suture at the chest tube site. No policy of any kind except for the subclavian and picc line because there are lots of IV policies. Hint: Pre-medication is a nice thing to do for the surgical drain removals.