Surgical Drain Management (Nursing)
Surgical Drain Management (Nursing)

Surgical Drain Management (Nursing)

by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

There are many types of drains that patients can have. A drain can be placed anywhere in the body. Some drains are placed for fluid, normally in a given cavity, such as a urinary catheter in the bladder. Other drains are placed under the skin or in the chest cavity to drain fluids or other material during pathologic conditions or postsurgically.

In this course, you’ll learn about the basic steps required to care for and manage drains, like how to maintain cleanliness and account for drainage output. You’ll also learn about specific drains like the Jackson-Pratt drain and the Hemovac.

It’s important to know how drains work, how to troubleshoot them in clinical settings, and how to spot changes in drainage color, consistency, or volume.

Course Details

  • Videos 3
  • Duration 0:10 h
  • Quiz questions 6
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Surgical Drain Management (Nursing)

 Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN, is a Nursing Educator with extensive experience in the higher education industry and acute care facilities, and currently works as a Nursing Instructor at Rogers State University.
She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Nursing Science from Northeastern State University and her Master's degree in Nursing Education from the University of Oklahoma.
Since 2012, she has been teaching nursing students at various universities across the US, while also maintaining clinical practice as a registered nurse.
Within Lecturio, Samantha Rhea teaches courses on the Fundamentals of Nursing.

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