How would you describe JP drainage?
A Jackson- Pratt drain, JP drain, or Bulb drain provides a constant low suction to pull air or excess fluid from your surgical site for faster healing and prevention of complications.
What are the things you should record about the drainage in the patient’s chart?
Record the color and amount of fluid on your drainage chart. Be sure to log the fluid for each drain separately. 7.
How do you assess Jackson-Pratt drain?
- Lift the opening on the drain.
- Drain the fluid into a measuring cup.
- Record the amount of fluid each time you empty the drain.
- Squeeze the bulb with your hands until you hear air coming out of the bulb if your doctor has instructed you to do so (sometimes the bulb is used as a reservoir without suction).
What color is serous drainage?
Serosanguinous drainage is thin, like water. It usually has a light red or pink tinge, though it may look clear in some cases. Its appearance depends on how much clotted red blood is mixed with serum. To better understand serosanguinous drainage, it helps to know the various components of blood.
When should you empty a JP drain?
How often should the drain be emptied? The drain should be emptied as often as possible so that the bulb can be compressed fully to maintain suction. In general, this is usually done every four to six hours the first few days until the amount decreases.
What is yellow drainage called?
Purulent drainage is a sign of infection. It’s a white, yellow, or brown fluid and might be slightly thick in texture. It’s made up of white blood cells trying to fight the infection, plus the residue from any bacteria pushed out of the wound. There may be an unpleasant smell to the fluid, as well.
What is a JP drain in surgery?
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How much drainage should be emptied from a JP drain?
Document how much drainage you emptied….very important! *This is so important because surgeons will order for a JP drain to be discontinued when the site is draining less than 30 cc per 24 hours. What type of drainage should you expect with a JP drain?
When does a JP drain need to be discontinued?
*This is so important because surgeons will order for a JP drain to be discontinued when the site is draining less than 30 cc per 24 hours. What type of drainage should you expect with a JP drain?
What is the purpose of milking a JP drain?
The purpose of milking a JP drain is to prevent clot formation in the tubing. If a clot forms in the tubing you may notice dark, stringy debris in the tubing, and the bulb suction will not work. Again, always refer to your hospital protocol for how frequent you should milk a JP drain.