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

  1. by   Mattigan
    I work in Peds and see them alot. Various procedures.
  2. by   P_RN
    Hand/foot surgery by just one orthopod that I know of.
  3. by   OrthoNutter
    Originally 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.
    Same here....the majority we use are bellovacs...
  4. by   Sleepyeyes
    I'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....
  5. by   TEXASWAG
    When 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.
  6. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heat of texas

    Mostly as tourniquets, and as sling shots