IR Drain???

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    Hellooooo my friends.

    I'm doing a careplan on a patient with an IR drain. I have NO idea what this is, and neither does google or any of my texts. Neither did my preceptor (!). By the time I realized all this, I had of course come home and couldn't ask the pts nurse. Anyone? Bueller? It was draining an abdominal abcess, if that helps...there was sanguinous dark green fluid coming out.
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    You sure it's not a JP? Off the top of my head I don't remember an IR drain.
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    Quote from JentheRN05
    You sure it's not a JP? Off the top of my head I don't remember an IR drain.
    It's definitely not a JP, she has one of those too! It's charted as an IR drain, but from my reading I think it might be a T-tube drain, but her chart doesn't say anything about a chole. She had a GI bleed and had her mesenteric artery embolized (that site LUQ is where the JP drain is) and the "IR" drain is in her RUQ.
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    I found it on google with ALOT of searching. Here's a link
    http://anatomy.med.umich.edu/gastroi..._wall_ans.html
    its the best I could come up with
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    Quote from JentheRN05
    I found it on google with ALOT of searching. Here's a link
    http://anatomy.med.umich.edu/gastroi..._wall_ans.html
    its the best I could come up with
    Ahhhh, thank you nice lady! She must have had an abscess of the inferior rectus. Gack.
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    That would be a good link in the Nursing Student Forum's website sticky.
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    I finally found out what it is! It's a drain placed by Interventional Radiology! It was in her bile duct.
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    I was just having the same problem! my pt has an IR drain and I couldn't figure out what it was! glad I ran into this website!
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    and this is another reason why every hospital has a list of approved abbreviations that all persons charting should use. in this case, "inferior rectus" and "interventional radiology" are both plausible, but neither is complete. is that helpful? not too much.

    it's always perfectly acceptable to write out the whole word or term. using an abbreviation that's unclear to you or others is not a way to make yourself look more knowledgable and, as you see from this example, will hinder care if it obscures reality.


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