Porto-Vac

Porto-Vac

 [por´to-vak]
trademark for a portable wound suction device that is compressed to create a gentle suction; as the unit expands a negative pressure is created, allowing fluids and debris to be evacuated.
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We use the top of a Porto-Vac closed drainage container, sliced off and simply placed on the centre of the abdominal swab before the top Opsite is placed over the whole abdomen.