A Hemovac Drain is used to remove fluid that has accumulated anywhere in the body after surgery. The Hemovac drain is a circular device connected to a tube. One end of the tube will be inside you during the surgery. The other end comes out through a small cut in the skin called a drainage point.
Empty the drain
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based cleaner.
- Disconnect the Hemovac drain from clothing.
- Remove the stopper or plug from the sink.
- Pour all the liquid from the container into the measuring cup.
- Place the container on a flat, clean surface.
Oppression. In general, drains should be removed when drainage has stopped or is less than approximately 25 mL / day. Drains can be shortened by removing them gradually (usually 2cm per day), which theoretically allows the site to grow gradually.
A closed system uses a vacuum system to suck liquids and collect wastewater in a tank. One Hemovac drain (see Figure 4.3) can hold up to 500 mL of drain. A JacksonPratt (JP) drain (see Figure 4.4) is typically used for smaller drain volumes (25 to 50 mL).
A Hemovac drain is used to remove fluid that has built up anywhere in the body after surgery. The Hemovac drain is a circular device connected to a tube. One end of the tube will be inside you during the surgery. The other end comes out through a small cut in the skin called a drainage point.
Removing a surgical drain
Sleep on the side opposite the drain. This prevents the tube from clogging or coming out of the suction bell. Ask your doctor when it is safe to shower, bathe, or immerse yourself in water.
Recovery will depend on your overall health and the type of surgery you have undergone. Large or deep surgical incisions can take 6 to 8 weeks to heal. It may take longer for people with medical conditions or on prescription drugs.
Shower once a day. The incision is maintained with clips, sutures, sterile bands or Dermabond. The JP drainage tube is held against the skin by a seam. When taking a shower, secure the lamp so it doesn’t pull on your skin or come off.
Flush the drain
There are two types of artificial drainage: surface drainage and underground drainage.
There are two basic types of drainage systems - French drainage and zonal drainage - each effective but for different problems.
Types of Drains
Drainage is used to prevent fluid buildup in the surgical site while the body is healing. They will remain in place for about one to three weeks after surgery or until the drainage has reduced to a small amount (30 milliliters or less for two consecutive days).
Body tissue is severed during surgery to drain fluid after surgery. If this fluid isn’t drained, it can build up under the skin and potentially cause problems. The main reasons for using drainage to remove this fluid are: To prevent fluid buildup, which is a potential site of infection.
General ulcers are classified as follows: Superficial (epidermal loss only) Partial thickness (including epidermis and dermis) Total thickness (including dermis, subcutaneous fat and sometimes bone)
A VAC wound also helps pull the edges of the wound together. An adhesive film covers and seals the dressing and wound. Under the adhesive film runs a drain line connected to a portable vacuum pump. This pump removes the air pressure on the wound.
Check the quantity and color of the discharge in the measuring cup. The liquid may be dark red in color for the first few days after surgery. It’s normal. As we age, it may appear pink or pale yellow.