How often should a PleurX dressing be changed?

To care for your PleurX drainage catheter, you will: Inspect your catheter every day. Drain the fluid from your pleural space every day or as directed by your healthcare provider. Change your dressing regularly, at least once a week.

How often are PleurX drains changed?

You should drain fluid as directed by your doctor, usually every one to two days. Consult your doctor before changing the frequency of your drainage. Chest: If you keep your chest fairly free of fluid, you will be less likely to feel short of breath.

What type of drain is Aspira?

The Aspira Drainage System is a tunneled, long-term catheter used to drain accumulated fluid from the pleural or peritoneal cavity to relieve symptoms associated with pleural effusion or malignant ascites.

What is Aspira?

ASPIRA® Pleural Drainage by Merit Medical The ASPIRA® Pleural Drainage Catheter is a tunneled, long-term catheter used to drain accumulated fluid from the pleural cavity or peritoneal cavity to relieve symptoms associated with malignant pleural effusion or ascites.

Is PleurX dressing change sterile?

A kit specifically designed to access the PleurX Catheter for drainage of pleural and ascetic fluid. The kit contains a drainage line, with a roller clamp to control rate of drainage, a vacuum bottle, and a sterile procedure pack with gloves, valve cap, slide clamp, alcohol swabs and dressing supplies.

How do you change chest tube dressing?

Cleanse site with chlorhexidine or povidone-iodine swab sticks. Cleanse the first 2″ of the chest tube with the antiseptic, starting where it exits the skin. Repeat x2 and allow to dry. For Trauma Service patients only- apply Xeroform around the chest tube at the insertion site, making an air-tight seal.

What color should PleurX drainage be?

Normally, this area contains about 20 milliliters of clear or yellow fluid. If there’s excess fluid in this area, it can cause symptoms such as shortness of breath and coughing.

What is an Aspira drainage system?

What is Aspira used for?

Aspira 100mg/500mg Tablet is a pain-relieving medicine. It is used to reduce pain and inflammation in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and osteoarthritis. It may also be used to relieve muscle pain, back pain, toothache, or pain in the ear and throat.

How many dressing kits are included in an Aspira Drainage dressing kit?

Note, each Aspira Drainage Dressing Kit includes supplies for 5 dressing changes. For example, if you wish to order enough for 10 dressing changes, you would order (2) Dressing Kits. Dressing Kit reordering information.

What do you need to know about Aspira Drainage?

You will need an Aspira Drainage Kit for draining fluid and an Aspira Dressing Kit to change your bandage as instructed by your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider should have provided you with a supply of Kits but you may need to reorder Kits as you need them. How does the Aspira Drainage System work?

How often should I Change my ASPIRA clear dressing?

You should change the dressing at least once a week or as often as your doctor tells you to. You should also apply a clean dressing if the area under the clear dressing becomes wet or if the clear dressing is damaged. See, “How to Care For and Dress Your Aspira Drainage Catheter” on page 10.

How do I use the Aspira Drainage bag?

When you squeeze the pump on the Aspira Drainage Bag, the fluid will start to drain from your chest or abdomen and fill the drainage bag. When no more fluid is flowing into the drainage bag or the bag is full, unhook the drainage bag from your catheter. Or follow the advice provided to you by your healthcare provider.