What is the normal level of suction for a chest tube?

What is the normal level of suction for a chest tube?

Traditional chest drainage units regulate the amount of suction by the height of a column of water in the suction control chamber. A suction pressure of −20 cm H2O is commonly recommended.

What is Pleur Evac suction?

The Pleur-evac® Chest Drainage System—the premier chest drainage solution for thoracic, cardiovascular, trauma and critical care—uses the most advanced fluid management technology available. We at Teleflex are dedicated to providing our customers with exceptional product training and support.

Is Pleur Evac dry suction?

First introduced in 1967, wet suction technologies introduced in Pleur-evac Chest Drainage Systems quickly set the industry standard. Teleflex can now offer you an impressive range of different systems representing the latest generation of dry and wet suction control systems.

How much water should be in a suction control chamber?

Ensure that the suction control chamber is filled with sterile water to the 20-cm level or as prescribed. If using suction, make sure the suction unit’s pressure level causes slow but steady bubbling in the suction control chamber.

How does a Pleur Evac work?

Both the wet suction and dry suction series of Pleur-evac have a positive pressure relief valve that opens with increases in positive pressure, preventing pressure accumulation (figure 15). Normally, air exits through the suction port.

How much chest tube drainage is normal per hour?

7.1 Place container upright on floor. 7.2 Mark and date drainage, at eye level, on collection chamber. 7.3 Record. Pediatric: 3 mL/Kg/hour in a 3 hour period or 5 to 10 mL/Kg in any 1 hour period.

How does a Pleur-Evac work?

How does Pleur-Evac work?

How do you fill a Pleur Evac?

Attach the exposed tip to the connector on the suction port. Squeeze the bottle. The bottle contains enough water to fill the water seal chamber. Fill to the “fill line.”

How do you adjust the suction on a chest tube?

Changing suction pressures Changing suction pressure is accomplished by adju- sting the rotary dry suction control dial located on the side of the drain. Dial down to lower the suction pres- sure and dial up to increase the suction pressure.