How to Care for JP Drain (Jackson-Pratt drainage system) after you leave the hospital.
This video describes the best way to care for your Jackson-Pratt drainage system after you leave the hospital.
- When caring for your Jackson-Pratt at home, it involves the following:
- Milking the tubing to help move clots
- Emptying it twice a day and recording the amount of drainage on the Drainage Record
– If you have more than 1 drain, make sure to measure and record the drainage of each one separately. Do not add them together.
- Caring for your insertion site, the area where the catheter enters the skin
- Recognizing when there is a problem
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