How to care for a Jackson-Pratt closed suction drain | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Videos

In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education video, we discuss how to empty and evacuate a Jackson-Pratt closed suction drain in your veterinary patient. These sterile drains are used to help empty excess fluid from the body after surgery. These are typically placed in surgical wounds that have excessive dead space (e.g., bite wounds, etc.). Aseptic technique must be used when emptying/draining or removing Jackson-Pratt closed suction drains.

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