Jackson-Pratt drain

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drain

 [drān]
1. to withdraw liquid gradually.
2. any device by which a channel or open area may be established for exit of fluids or purulent material from a cavity, wound, or infected area. See also wound healing.
Top, Jackson-Pratt drain. Bottom, Penrose drain. From Lammon et al., 1995.
cigarette drain a drain made by drawing a small strip of gauze or surgical sponge into a rubber tube; called also Penrose drain.
Jackson-Pratt drain a closed wound drainage system comprising a drainage tube and collection vessel.
Penrose drain
2. a thin rubber tube that facilitates drainage from a closed or partially closed area.
sump drain a double-lumen drain that allows air entering the drained area through the smaller lumen to displace fluid into the larger lumen.
sump-Penrose drain a triple-lumen drain formed by placing a double-lumen tube within a Penrose drain.
wound drain see wound drain.

Jackson-Pratt drain

(jak′sŏn-prat′)
A soft tube placed in an operative site to drain blood and inflammatory fluid following surgery. The tube is connected to a small, compressed, plastic bulb. The compression creates suction; the bulb expands as it fills. The collected liquid is emptied and measured when the bulb is about 60% filled, and the bulb is recompressed. The drains are removed when only minimal drainage is observed. Fluid in a surgical wound interferes with healing, can place pressure on suture sites, and increases the risk of infection.
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It has been suggested that a JP drain placed on continuous suction will pull urine out of the bladder and increase the risk of a fistula.
His hospitalization was complicated by high output drainage from his surgical JP drain. This eventually decreased to a more manageable level, and the patient was discharged home with his JP drain in place on day 17 of hospitalization.
He was discharged home on POD 14 with home care services to assist with JP drain management.
A tract extended from the urethral defect to the presacral space where the JP drain was present (Figs.
*** To control the large amount of drainage from the calf region, a JP drain was positioned down the calf from the opening at the posterior knee and attached to low wall suction.
The patient's condition gradually improved, and the JP drain was removed on the third postoperative day.
The JP drain is kept to self-suction and reconstituted every 4 to 8 hours.
My stay was complicated by a wound infection, persistent bloody drainage from my JP drain, and a suspected DVT.
I acted as if I were home caring for myself, with the exception of a central line and JP drain. I would get myself out of bed alone in the middle of the right, unplug the SCDs and my lines, and go to the bathroom.
He has been seen in follow-up with subsequent removal of his Foley catheter and JP drains. His surgical sites and flap remain healthy and viable.
On the 1st postoperative day, the patient remained clinically well and his Foley catheter and JP drains were removed.
Both JP drains are draining about 40 cc per hour of reddish yellow fluid.