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Penrose/Corr Drains


What is are the advantages of penrose drains? Soft, pliable, economically, easy to use/sterilize, cause little foreign body reaction
How do penrose drains work? Capillary action
What are disadvantages of penrose drains? Open therefore pre-disposed to infection, cannot be used in deep intrabd cavities
What are indications for a penrose drain? 1. Prophylaxis against fluid build up in a wound 2. Flaps
How long should drains be left in place for wounds? 1-5 days
how long should drains be left in place for bowel anastamoses? 5-7 days
What kind of drain is corrugated drain? Open Passive
Indications, corrugated drains 1. Drain wounds, 2. Collections
Disadvantages of corrugated Same as penrose
What is a cigarette drain? Open, passive, penrose with gauze
What is the advantage of cig drain over penrose? enhance capillary drainage by acting like a wick
Created by: IonaDel
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