Dry Sahara Chest Tubes

  1. Anyone with experience using these? Any quick advice on how they operate--and things that can go wrong? Thanks!:kiss
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    Specialty: 16 year(s) of experience in Gerontological, cardiac, med-surg, peds


  3. by   passing thru
    Never heard of them...will watch and see what turns up.

    Is this a "hard exam question?"
  4. by   renerian
    I have never heard of them either and will also read and learn by watching this thread.

  5. by   gwenith
    I know that some parts of the country are still drought declared but we are not using them either:chuckle
  6. by   WhiteCaps
    Nope. Never heard of them.
  7. by   altomga
    I had an inservice on them...gosh more than a year ago??? The facility was supposed to be switching to them from the pleurovac systems that we currently still use....
    Still haven't seen them....But I will say I remember that they were pretty nice....
    The ease of setting them and was great!! NO pouring of water to this line or that
    Still waiting for them though
  8. by   nowplayingEDRN

    Check out this link to the Genzyme Bio....the makers of pleur-a-vac and the Sahara dry seal system. hope this helps
  9. by   VickyRN
    Thanks for the link.... we're going to be using these A LOT on the clinical floor next semester, so trying to get more familiar with them.
  10. by   nowplayingEDRN

    You are more than welcome. I also emailed Genzyme Bio and requested information. I will be happy to share with you any further infor that I obtain.

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  12. by   passing thru
    Y'all are just TOO COOL on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Thanks.
  13. by   passing thru
    And Gwenith, you're just TOO FUNNY.
  14. by   renerian
    Sounds pretty good to me! Thanks for posting that! renerian