Wound Drain Query

  1. hELLO

    Need some help in understanding a particular wound drain if anyone has heard of it 'BELLOVAC". What I would like to know is about is how it suctions out the exudate. As I am a nursing student and have only been shown how these drains work quickly in the nursing lab setting and not getting to do much drain care when I was out on practical, very unfamiliar now as to how they work. If anyone can enlighten me as to how they work to suction I would be very happy.

    The reason I am asking is that I have an exam in the next couple of days and it may require me to assess that the drain is suctioning etc

    look forward to your replies

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  3. by   IamRN
    Hoping someone will chime in...but maybe this link will help a bit???? www.astratechuk.com
  4. by   gwenith
    There a quite a few Australian wound care links on the sticky thread at the top of the page.
  5. by   nursebedlam
    . Bellovac™ is suitable for large volume drainage with higher requirements
    for suction power, eg gynaecology, orthopaedics and general surgery.

    www.astratech.dk/Main.aspx/ Item/155788/navt/5/navl/46655/nava/