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Endotracheal Tube, Cuffed

Penrose Tube

Penrose Tube

Description
Ref. No.: NMD31101 3/8" x 18"
Ref. No.: NMD31102 4/8" x 18"

Size: 3/8", 4/8", 5/8", 6/8", 7/8", 8/8" etc. length: 12", 18", etc.

Proper application of a Penrose tube is crucial to ensure successful use. The area around a Penrose drain can get messy, as one might imagine given the purpose of the drain. There are several different ways to manage a Penrose drain. Some care providers fit a bladder or bag over the end to collect the wound exudates released by the drain. One useful feature of using a bag is that it allows people to track the amount of fluid produced by the wound every day. This information can be logged in the patient's chart. A penrose tube can also be surrounded by heavy bandages which absorb the leaking fluid. These bandages need to be changed regularly to prevent additional leakage and keep the skin as clean and dry as possible. Typically the condition of the bandages is noted on the patient's chart to give the patient's care team an idea of how well the wound is healing. Patients who care for their drains at home are given special soaps to use for cleaning, along with adequate bandages. They are also usually asked to keep a log of their drain care. If signs of infection or other problems appear, a doctor can conduct an examination to determine the next best step. Eventually, the Penrose drain can be removed. Drain removal usually occurs when it is clear that the wound no longer needs drainage, and can be done in a clinic or a hospital. Cautions for Use • Users should consider the circumstances of use in deciding whether to remove or continue using it. • Isolated cases of allergic reactions to latex product or powder have been reported. If you experience a reaction to this product, discontinue use immediately and seek medical help. Buy a high quality healthcare products online from Nexgen Medical. Penrose Tube