Hey guys....I'm a new ortho nurse....just graduated in Dec. 2003. I've got a question about Stryker drains. We sometimes get patients post op with these. What is the basic protocol? I know you start reinfusion of RBC's 4 hrs after collection begins and you must transfuse within 6 hrs. What I'm wondering is as soon as you transfuse your first 250 cc or more....do you begin the 4 hr collection of blood in the drain again and tranfuse the second amount within 6 hrs?? I'm just confused and would appreciate any more information on these type of drains! Thanks!