SN instructed patient about Jackson Pratt care. The JP drain removes fluids by creating suction in the tube. The bulb is squeezed flat and connected to the tube that sticks out of your body. The bulb expands as it fills with fluid. SN instructed patient use soap and water or saline ( saltwater ) solution to clean your JP drain site. Dip a cotton swab or gauze pad in the solution and gently clean your skin.
SN instructed patient about Jackson Pratt Care. Seek immediate help if : Your JP drain breaks or comes out. You have cloudy yellow or brown drainage from your JP drain site, or the drainage smells bad.
SN instructed patient about Jackson Pratt care. Call your caregiver if: You drain less than 30 milliliters ( 2 tablespoons ) in 24 hours. This may mean your drain can be removed. You suddenly stop draining fluid or think your JP drain is blocked. You have a fever higher than 101.5°F ( 38.6°C ).