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removing Redivac drains

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13-Mar-2010 6:47 pm

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10-May-2011 4:34 pm

As far as I'm aware de-vacing in advance reduced the amount of bleeding on removal of the drain but in the hospital I worked in it wasn't standard practice. The nurses tended to just devac and remove the drain immediately.

Have you looked in the Royal Marsden Clinical Procedure Manual? I've not my copy to hand but I'll be having a read later - you've got me thinking.

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Luci Jane

Luci Jane

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25-Mar-2014 4:44 pm

Surgical drains of various types have been used, with the best intentions, in different operations for many years.[1] It is often open to question whether they achieve their intended purpose despite many years of surgery. There is a paucity of evidence for the benefit of many types of surgical drainage and many surgeons still 'follow their usual practice'. With better evidence, management of surgical patients should improve and surgeons should be able to practise based upon sound scientific principles rather than simply 'doing what I always do'.[2] Lack of definitive evidence has not helped the resolution of some controversial issues surrounding the use of surgical drainage.

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