penrose drain help
- 1Nov 13, '00 by timonrnTo all you Med/Surg nurses out there--what do you use to contain the drainage from a penrose drain? This is the first time I have seen this type of drain, let alone used on a Abd Hyst patient (This is a new OB/GYN doc to our unit who is some what unconvential)-we are used to JP's. I used 4x4's folded over and probably could have used an ABD pad--thanks for your input.
- 0Feb 3, '01 by RileycatI'm very late in responding, but I am new to this site.
I am a CNA on a med-surg floor. We use a bag/bladder to contain drainage from a penrose drain. I don't know the name of it, but it looks like a minature colostomy bag and it opens and closes the same way. At the end of each shift (more often if needed)we empty the contents into a container, measure it, and dispose of it. There is no leakage from the bag and no dressings are needed.