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pigtail. (pig′tal′′) Used in surgery to hold in place a device such as a wire, a stent, or a catheter within ahollow organ or chamber. Dictionary of Medicine, © 2009 Farlex and Partners.
Is a pigtail catheter tunneled? Tunneled pleural catheters (e.g. PleuRx® catheters) allow long-term drainage on an outpatient basis. They control the effusion and associated symptoms for over 80% of patients. A traditional catheter that attaches to a pigtail can also be used for drainage of chronic pleuraleffusions.
What is a PneumoDart? The PneumoDart is a reliable solution for treating a tension pneumothorax or a sucking chest wound. This kind of injury is often treated by applying a plastic seal over the chest wound to inserting a needle catheter into the chest to drain air from the chest and relieve pressure.
How do you remove a JP drain? How do I empty the Jackson-Pratt drain?
- Wash your hands with soap and water.
- Remove the plug from the bulb.
- Pour the fluid into a measuring cup.
- With rubbing alcohol and an alcohol swab, clean the plug.
- Squeeze the bulb flat and put the plug back in.
- Measure the amount of fluid you pour_out.
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