Drainage care

Drainage care Teaching 2467

Instructed patient once you empty your drainage, clean your hands again and check the area around your insertion site for: tenderness, swelling, pus, warmth, more redness than usual. Sometimes the drain causes redness about the size of a dime at your insertion site and this is normal.

Drainage care Teaching 2142

SN instructed patient / parent to ensure the drain is below the site of insertion but not pulling on the patient. Instructed the patient / parent that there is a risk of dislodgment, requiring increased care when moving. Patient should be aware that moving whilst drain is in situ will cause some pain, but this can be minimised with regular analgesia and the patient should be encouraged to mobilise with supervision when appropriate.