Flushing JP Drain - page 2

Got a bet with a friend about the "correct" way to flush a JP Drain. What is the correct way, from your experience? Sounds simple, but I want to prove him wrong.... Thanks:chuckle... Read More

  1. by   renerian
    Never had to flush one either. renerian
  2. by   chad75
    Learn something new everyday, I have never flushed a JP either I have however hooked them to wall suction per physcian order
  3. by   rncopper
    When we flush a JP, we have usually left the NS in. It is usually only 10 cc. We record the 10cc as going in so it will be taken into consideration in the outs!

    Have done JP's to: wall sx, bulb sx, no sx at all, flushed JP's with NS and abx.

    Those little buggers have more uses!!!
  4. by   karen41065
    If routinely flushing the drain, put a stopcock (or ask the doc to, depending on the institution) and make life easier on yourself.
  5. by   blueatheartRN
    We pretty routinely flush JP's on our floor... the ones put in for our agency have stopcocks on them, so we change the direction of fluid to toward the pt, clean the leur-lock, flush and then change the direction of fluid back toward the bulb so it can drain out.
  6. by   poopprincess
    At my facility, we occassionally have to flush JPs. Usually if the Doc suspects it is clogged. We only do it with Dr. orders. We flush with 10 cc and leave the NS in to drain and record it as intake.
  7. by   poopprincess
    Just realized the OP posted this question in 2002! Goodness...