In this article, we will discuss various Types of Drains. So, let’s get started.
- Include corrugated rubber or plastic sheets
- Drain fluid collects in gauze pad or stoma bag
- The risk of infection is high
- Eg. Corrugated drain, Penrose drain, Yeates drain
- Consist of tubes draining into a bag or bottle
- They include chest and abdominal drains
- The risk of infection is low
Closed passive drains, e.g. Pig-tail Catheters, Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drains, Urinary Catheters, Intercostal catheter
Closed suction drains, e.g. Bellovac drain, Blake drain, Exudrain, Hemovac drain, Jackson-Pratt drain.