Denver Pleurx Drainage Kit
Denver Pleurx Drainage Kit is the easy-to-use and effective choice for managing recurrent pleural effusions and malignant ascites. It helps drain the fluid buildup in the comforts of home. The Pleurx Kit provides the user with all the items that are needed for home drainage. With this drainage system, drainage is typically accomplished in 3 to 5 minutes.
What does Pleurx Drainage Kit include?
- Plastic vacuum bottle with drainage line
- Blue wrapping
- 3 alcohol pads
- Pair of gloves
- Valve replacement cap
- Blue emergency slide clamp
- 4" x 4" gauze pads
- Foam catheter pad
- Self-adhesive dressing
Denver Pleurx Drainage Kit Features
- Drainage Kit Easy and convenient drainage kit is clinically proven self-drainage solution that allows to spend more time in the comfort of home
- Pleurx Drain Kit controls when and where to drain, and allows to take control over managing symptoms
- Indwelling catheter and vacuum bottle allow the patients to drain fluid quickly, effectively and safely
- End of the catheter remains on the outside of the body, covered by a thin protective dressing when not in use
- Protective dressing is virtually undetectable under clothing
- Denver Pleurx Drainage Kit provides rapid symptom relief
- Low infection rates, less than 3%
- Fewer hospital visits for repeat paracentesis or thoracentesis
- The PleurX catheter is inserted in the chest for draining pleural effusions.
- The end of the catheter stays outside of your body, covered by a thin protective dressing while not in use.
- The PleurX catheter is inserted in the abdomen for draining malignant ascites. PleurX is discreet
- The protective dressing is virtually undetectable
- Intermittent, long term drainage of recurrent, symptomatic, pleural effusion
- Malignant pleural effusion and other recurrent effusions which do not respond to medical management of the underlying disease
- Palliation of dyspnea due to pleural effusion
- Can be used in place of a chest tube to deliver talc slurry or bleomycin, giving an additional treatment option
The PleurX catheter is inserted in the chest for draining pleural effusions.
PleurX stays in place.
The end of the catheter stays outside of your body, covered by a thin protective dressing while not in use.
The PleurX catheter is inserted in the abdomen for draining malignant ascites.
PleurX is discreet.
The protective dressing is virtually undetechable under clothing.
- Denver Pleurx Vacuum Bottle With Drainage Line
- Denver Pleurx Lockable Drainage Line Set
- Denver Replacement Valve Cap
Pleurx Catheter Drainage Kit User Manuals
Pleurx Drainage Procedure
Caring for Your PleurX Drainage Catheter at Home
What to buy with Denver Drain Kit
How to use Pleurx Drainage System?Getting started: Have all drainage supplies ready and then thoroughly wash your hands.
Connecting the drainage bottle: Be sure to keep the end of the catheter and access tip clean.
Draining fluid: Do not drain more than 1,000 mL from your chest or 2,000 mL from your abdomen at any one time.
Final steps and disposal: If you have any questions or concerns, contact your doctor or nurse.
- Chest: Potential complications of draining the pleural space include, but may not be limited to, pneumothorax, re-expansion pulmonary edema, hypotension, circulatory collapse and infection
- Abdomen: Potential complications of draining fluid from the abdomen include, but may not be limited to, hypotension, circulatory collapse, electrolyte imbalance, protein depletion, ascites leakage, peritonitis, wound infection and loculations of the peritoneal space.
- When there is a shift greater than 2 cm in the mediastinum towards the ipsilateral side of the effusion
- When the pleural cavity is multi-loculated, and the drainage of a single loculation would not be expected to provide relief of dyspnea
- When there is a coagulopathy
- When the pleural cavity is infected
- When the effusion is known to be chylous
- Do not drain more than 1000 ml of fluid from your chest or 2000 ml of fluid from your abdomen at any one time
- It is normal to feel some discomfort or pain when draining fluid
- If discomfort or pain is experienced when draining, clamp the drainage line to slow or stop the flow of fluid for a few minutes
- If you do not feel better after doing this or the pain is severe, contact your doctor or nurse
- Pain may be an indication of infection
- Keep the valve on the PleurX Catheter and the access tip on the drainage line clean
- Keep them away from other objects to help avoid contamination
- Do not use scissors or other sharp objects near the PleurX Catheter
- Do not put anything except the access tip of the drainage line into the PleurX Catheter valve since this could damage the valve
- A damaged valve may allow air into your body or let fluid leak out through the valve when you are not draining
- For single use only
- Re-use may result in a non-functional product or contribute to cross contamination
- Fluid collected in the drainage bottle is not sterile
- To ensure that fluid collected in the bottle does not flow back into the catheter, close the pinch clamp on the drainage line when you are finished draining
- Do not invert the bottle and hold it above your catheter site
- The pinch clamp on the drainage line must be completely closed when not draining or the vacuum in the bottle may be lost
- Make sure that the valve and the access tip are securely connected when draining
- If they are accidentally separated, they may become contaminated and the vacuum in the bottle may be lost
- If this occurs, clean the valve with an alcohol pad and use a new drainage bottle to avoid potential contamination
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