Features of ASEPT Pleural Drainage System
Evacuated Drainage Bottle:
- ASEPT Drain System is manufactured with non-glass, shatterproof, Medical Grade Plastic for needle-free, safe and secure containment of bio hazardous fluids
- Clear plastic tubing with pinch clamp
- Green tube with vacuum release clamp
- Luer lock connector with protective cap
- Green vacuum indicator plastic cap
- Not Made with DEHP
When to use Pleural Drainage System?
ASEPT Pleural Drainage System is used for long term, intermittent drainage of recurrent, symptomatic, pleural effusions, including malignant pleural effusions and other pleural effusions that do not respond to the treatment of underlying disease.
What to buy with Pleural Drainage Kit?
How to use ASEPT 1000ml Drainage System?
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least one minute. Remove the catheter dressing. If signs of infection are present, do not continue. Contact your doctor or nurse.
- Pick up the bag that contains the ASEPT® Drainage Kit. Look at the green vacuum indicator. The indicator should be down, not up. If it is, open a new drainage kit and start over.
- Peel open the drainage kit pouch all the way and remove the procedure pack. Peel open the procedure pack pouch. Remove the tape and unfold the blue wrapping.
- Pick up one glove by the wrist and put it on. Pick up the other glove by the wrist and put it on the other hand. Both gloves fit either hand.
- Tear open the three alcohol pads but do not remove the pads from the pouches. Place the pads on the blue wrapping.
- Pick up the vacuum bottle, remove the twist tie on the drain line, then squeeze the pinch clamp on the drain line completely closed.
- Hold the catheter valve end in one hand and vigorously clean the valve surface and around the valve with one of the alcohol pads.
- Remove the protective cap from the Spin-Lock® male luer connector on the drain line and align it in the center of the catheter valve. Push it in, twist clockwise, and connect firmly.
- Release the white vacuum release clamp by squeezing it together until it no longer pinches the green tube closed.
- Release the pinch clamp on the drain line to begin draining fluid. If you feel pain or discomfort, clamp the drainage line to slow or stop the flow of the fluid.
- Remove your gloves and discard.
- When the flow stops or the bottle is filled with about two-thirds of fluid or more, close the drainage line by squeezing the pinch clamp completely closed.
- Disconnect the Spin-Lock® male luer connector from the catheter valve by turning the connector counterclockwise.
- Put on the second pair of gloves. Pick up one glove by the wrist and put it on. Pick up the other glove by the wrist and put it on the other hand.
- Disinfect the area around the catheter exit site with the two remaining alcohol pads.
- Remove the framed center panel from the self adhesive dressing. Put the dressing back on the blue wrapping.
- Place the foam catheter pad around the catheter.
- Curl the catheter around in a circle and place it on top of the foam pad. Be very careful not to kink the catheter.
- Place the gauze pads on top of the catheter and hold them down.
- Peel the paper liner from the dressing, exposing the self adhesive surface.
- View the area where the dressing is to be applied through the film and center the dressing over the wound. Press it down.
- Slowly remove the remaining paper frame by peeling it off from the split section while smoothing down the dressing edges. Firmly push down the dressing from the center toward the edges.
- Remove your gloves and discard.
- Pull up the vacuum release clamp slightly and cut the green tubing below the clamp. Cut off the vacuum indicator. Empty the bottle into the toilet or sink. Discard the bottle.
Precautions to take while using ASEPT Pleural Drainage System
- Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
- This product contains dry natural rubber (latex).
- It is recommended to limit drainage to no more than 1,000ml from your chest at any one drainage procedure; 2,000ml from your abdomen during any 24 hour period. The volume of fluid removed should be based on directions from the treating physician.
- Potential complications of access and drainage of the pleural cavity include, but may not be limited to, the following: re-expansion pulmonary edema, pneumothorax, laceration of lung or liver, bleeding, hypotension/circulatory collapse, wound infection, and empyema.
- Potential complications of access and drainage of the abdomen include, but may not be limited to, the following: laceration of liver or bowel, hypotension/circulatory collapse, electrolyte imbalance, protein depletion, ascites leakage, peritonitis, wound infection, tumor growth in the catheter tunnel, and loculation of the peritoneal space.
- Do not reuse. Intended for single patient use only. The reuse of this single-use device can affect safety, performance and effectiveness, exposing patients and staff to unnecessary risk.
- It is not uncommon to feel some pain or cough when draining fluid. If you feel pain when draining, clamp the drainage line to slow or stop the flow of fluid for a few minutes. If you don’t feel better after doing this, contact your nurse or doctor and withhold further drainage.
- Do not use scissors or other sharp objects near the ASEPT Drainage Catheter.
- Keep the valve on your ASEPT Drainage Catheter clean and the end connector of the drainage line sterile.
- This product and its packaging have been sterilized with Ethylene Oxide. Ethylene Oxide is a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm.
For more queries, please view ASEPT Pleural Drainage System - FAQ
ASEPT Pleural Drainage System User Manual
ASEPT Drainage Kit Procedure Guide