Becker Drain

  1. Hi, everyone my name is Tricie and I'm a senior RN student from California. I'm having trouble with finding information about a Becker Drainage system. The only info I have is that it aids with an external ventricular drain. Please help I have a clinical presentation Monday, thanks. Tricie
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  3. by   Brian
    I just did a quick search here on allnurses.com and found the following thread:
    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthre...rainage+system

    Hope that helps

    Here is a simple google search:
    http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...er+Drainage%22

    Remember search engines are your friends
    Last edit by brian on Sep 29, '05
  4. by   papawjohn
    Hey Tricie

    I didn't know that there are two manufacturers of ventriculostomy drain equipt. Only brand I've worked with is CODMAN. That's just a "BTW". Anyhow, got to poking around and found a source for you. Probably more than you ever wanted to know.

    Type into your search engine:
    utmb nursing practice standards neurological drainage

    It will take you to the U of Texas Medical Branch procedure manual in pfd. I'd post the hyperlink but it's about a mile long.

    Little story about ventriculostomies. First time I assisted the NeuroSurgeon putting one in I was amazed at the kit he opened up. An old hand-operated carpenters drill!!! (Actually, a 'bit and brace') He shaved and prepped the Pt's head, clamped in a drill bit and proceeds to start drilling into the guy's head. Whoa!!! This is a far cry from a chest tube or central line!!! My 'pucker factor' was off the chart!!

    "Uh, Doc," I said, "how do you know when to stop?"

    "That," he said, "is why it's a five year residency."

    There you have it. Five years learning when to stop drilling.

    Papaw John
  5. by   bellehill
    Quote from papawjohn
    Hey Tricie

    I didn't know that there are two manufacturers of ventriculostomy drain equipt. Only brand I've worked with is CODMAN. That's just a "BTW". Anyhow, got to poking around and found a source for you. Probably more than you ever wanted to know.

    Type into your search engine:
    utmb nursing practice standards neurological drainage

    It will take you to the U of Texas Medical Branch procedure manual in pfd. I'd post the hyperlink but it's about a mile long.

    Little story about ventriculostomies. First time I assisted the NeuroSurgeon putting one in I was amazed at the kit he opened up. An old hand-operated carpenters drill!!! (Actually, a 'bit and brace') He shaved and prepped the Pt's head, clamped in a drill bit and proceeds to start drilling into the guy's head. Whoa!!! This is a far cry from a chest tube or central line!!! My 'pucker factor' was off the chart!!

    "Uh, Doc," I said, "how do you know when to stop?"

    "That," he said, "is why it's a five year residency."

    There you have it. Five years learning when to stop drilling.

    Papaw John

    Everytime we have someone new see a ventric go in the doc asks them if they want to keep the drill. It usually takes a few minutes before the rookie realizes it is a joke, priceless facial expression until then!
  6. by   Brian
    Here is a link to the PDF papawjohn mentioned:

    http://www.utmb.edu/policy/nursing/search/07-02-100.pdf

    It's a PDF document, so you'll need adobe acrobat reader installed to read the document.

    Otherwise, here is an HTML version of it from google:
    http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache...drainage&hl=en

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