Penrose drains, anyone? - page 2
I'm looking at some procedure revisions- trying to bring things up to date. Would appreciate your input. Do any of you see Penrose drains used anymore? Are they obsolete? I see only Jackson... Read More
Jul 29, '02Occupation: RN- Pediatrics Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 975I work in Peds and see them alot. Various procedures.
Jul 29, '02Occupation: RN-i (RETIRED) Specialty: ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89 ; From: US ; Joined: May '00; Posts: 14,479; Likes: 2,298Hand/foot surgery by just one orthopod that I know of.
Jul 31, '02Occupation: Registered Nurse Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 180; Likes: 7Originally posted by meownsmile
Yes, we too see the occasional penrose drain come from surgery. Usually it is the "older" docs that use them. I havent seen one for quit a while though.
Jul 31, '02Joined: Dec '01; Posts: 3,165; Likes: 59I've never had to advance a penrose, boggle. Usually used for cervical or oral sx here. Actually I do prefer the bulb type, JP's, way less messy....
Jul 31, '02Joined: May '02; Posts: 157; Likes: 48When I was on tele, we had them. But as a newby I used to use them as tourniquets whenever I had to start iv's.
Boy, do I feel like a goober. At the time I didn't know what the heck they were used for.
Jul 31, '02Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566Howdy yall
from deep in the heat of texas
Mostly as tourniquets, and as sling shots