Denver Pleurx Vacuum Bottle With Drainage Line
Denver Pleurx Vacuum Bottle With Drainage Line

Denver Pleurx Vacuum Bottle With Drainage Line

Brand/Manufacturer: CAREFUSION CORPORATION
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Denver Pleurx Vacuum Bottle with Drainage Line in combination with the PleurX catheter system enables you to manage fluid drainage from malignant and non-malignant pleural effusions or malignant ascites at the comfort of your home. It is the easy-to-use and an effective choice for management of recurrent pleural effusions and malignant ascites. These vacuum bottles provide quick, effective drainage without the need to visit the doctor every time draining unnecessary time, costs and energy.

Features of Pleurx Vacuum Bottle:

  • Vacuum bottle is designed with an active vacuum technology that drains quickly and comfortably without the need for gravity. 
  • Bottles are available in 500ml and 1,000ml sizes
  • Roller clamp provides easy control of drainage flow for optimal comfort.

Item #DescPkgRewardPrice 
50-7205 500ml Each $0.53
$85.99
$52.99
50-7205 500ml 4/Pack $2.07
$350.45
$206.99
50-7205 500ml 10/Case $4.93
$815.99
$493.11
50-7210 1000ml Each $0.60
$98.75
$59.99
50-7210 1000ml 4/Pack $2.40
$350.45
$239.99
50-7210 1000ml 10/Case $5.00
$585.75
$499.99

How to change the drainage bottle?

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly.
  2. Remove Pleurx Vacuum bottle with drainage line from the outer pouch. Keep the bottle near the blue wrap and place the access tip on the blue wrap. If in case the cover falls off of the access tip, make sure you do not touch the tip with your hands or anything non-sterile. It is important that the access tip remains sterile.
  3. Uncoil the drainage line after removing the paper tape from the drainage line. Place the access tip on the blue wrap.
  4. Close the roller clamp completely by rolling the wheel on the roller clamp toward the bottle.
  5. Remove the cover from the access tip by twisting it and pulling gently. Discard the cover. Set the access tip back on the sterile blue wrap.
  6. To remove the used bottle, pull the access tip of the used bottle out of the valve in a firm, smooth motion. Set the used drainage line down.
  7. Pick up the new drainage line and insert the access tip securely into the catheter valve. You will feel and hear a click when the access tip and valve are securely connected.
  8. Note that it is normal to feel some discomfort or pain when draining fluid. If you experience discomfort or pain at the time of draining, roll the wheel on the roller clamp toward the bottle to slow or stop the flow of fluid sometime. If it does not feel better after doing this, or you experience severe pain contact your doctor or nurse. Pain might be an indication of infection.
  9. Do not drain more than 1000 ml of fluid from your chest or 2000 ml of fluid from your abdomen at any one time.
  10. The support clip on the vacuum bottle ensures that the vacuum seal on the bottle is not broken before you are ready. Remove the support clip by grasping the upper part of the flange and pulling outward.
  11. Hold the bottle steady with one hand and push the white “T” plunger down with the other hand to puncture the foil seal. The vacuum in the bottle will pull the flexible bottle cap down.

Also available (sold separately):
- Denver Pleurx Drainage Kit (Code: 50-7500, 50-7510)


How to start draining fluid?

  • Roll the wheel on the roller clamp away from the vacuum bottle to begin drainage. When fluid begins to flow into the drainage line you may partially close the roller clamp to slow the flow of fluid by rolling the wheel on the roller clamp toward the bottle.
  • The flow into the bottle may slow down when the fluid is almost completely drained. When the flow stops or the bottle is filled, completely close the roller clamp by rolling the wheel on the roller clamp toward the bottle. Drainage will usually take 5 –15 minutes.
  • After the fluid drainage stops pull the access tip out of the valve in a firm, smooth motion.
  • Set the used drainage line down.
  • Clean the catheter valve with a new alcohol pad. Discard the alcohol pad.
  • Place the new cap over the catheter valve and twist it clockwise until it clicks into its locked position. Cap might feel loose until it is locked into place.

To place a new self-adhesive dressing

  • Clean around the catheter site with a new alcohol pad.
  • Place the foam catheter pad around the catheter.
  • Wind the catheter into loops and place it over the foam pad.
  • Cover the catheter with up to four gauze pads.
  • Remove gloves from both hands
  • The self-adhesive dressing has three layers: a. printed liner b. clear wound dressing c. centre panel and frame backing
  • Peel the printed liner from the self-adhesive dressing, exposing the adhesive surface.
  • Centre the self-adhesive dressing over the gauze pads and press it down.
  • Note: Do not stretch the self-adhesive dressing during application.
  • Remove and discard the centre panel from the backing of the self-adhesive dressing.
  • Slowly remove the frame while smoothing down the self-adhesive dressing edges.
  • Smooth the entire self-adhesive dressing from the centre toward the edges using firm pressure to enhance adhesion.

Customer Reviews

Questions & Answers


 
 
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Can each bottle be reused
Regis - 8/29/2017 9:07:00 AM
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The Denver Pleurx Vacuum Bottle is meant for single use only.
Customer care - 9/1/2017 7:21:48 AM
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How often should I drain the fluid from my chest?
tamara - 9/29/2014 7:42:50 AM
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You should drain fluid every one to two days. If you keep your chest fairly free of fluid, you will be less likely to feel short of breath. You will also be more likely to permanently stop the fluid from building up, so that the catheter can be removed. Consult your doctor if you want to drain more or less frequently.
Customer Care - 10/1/2014 12:19:52 AM
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Are there any precautions?
Gary - 9/19/2014 7:56:32 AM
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  • Do not drain more than 1000 ml of fluid from your chest at any one time.
  • It is normal to feel some pain when draining fluid. If you feel pain in your chest 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.
  • Keep the valve on your Pleurx Pleural Catheter and the access tip on the drainage line clean. Keep them away from other objects to help avoid contamination.
  • Do not put anything except the access tip of the drainage line into the Pleurx Pleural Catheter valve, since this could damage the valve. A damaged valve might let air be pulled into your chest cavity or let fluid leak out through the valve.
  • When not draining, the clamp on the drainage line must be completely closed or the vacuum in the bottle may be lost.
  • Make sure that the valve and the access tip are locked together when draining. If they are accidentally separated, they may become contaminated and the vacuum in the bottle may be lost.
Customer Care - 9/20/2014 12:13:23 AM
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How do I change the bottle?
Kelly - 9/13/2014 7:43:04 AM
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  • Open a second bottle. To remove the first bottle, grasp the drainage line in one hand and the catheter valve in the other hand.
  • Pull the access tip out of the valve in a firm, smooth motion. 
  • Squeeze the clamp on the drainage line completely closed.
  • Hold the base of the catheter valve. Pick up the drainage line with your other hand and insert the access tip securely into the catheter valve. You will feel and hear a click when the access tip and valve are locked together.
Customer Care - 9/15/2014 12:21:51 AM
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How do I empty the bottle?
Thomas - 9/5/2014 7:27:06 AM
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  • With a pair of scissors, cut off the green vacuum indicator tube and the green rubber tube connected to the drainage line.
  • Empty the bottle into the toilet or sink.
  • Discard the bottle.
Customer Care - 9/5/2014 11:58:27 PM
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Is this fluid draining process painful?
kendra - 8/13/2014 12:01:43 AM
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It is normal to feel some pain when draining fluid. If you feel pain in your chest 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.
Customer Care - 8/13/2014 11:46:33 PM
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How do I drain the fluid?
Dorothy - 8/7/2014 12:21:31 AM
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  • Push the white slide clamp on the green rubber tube at the top of the vacuum bottle until it no longer pinches the tube closed. 
  • Release the clamp on the drainage line to begin drainage. Fluid will flow into the vacuum bottle. You can slow the flow by squeezing the clamp partially closed.
  • The flow into the bottle may slow down when the fluid is almost completely drained from your chest. When the flow stops or the 500 ml bottle is filled, squeeze the clamp on the drainage line completely closed. The drainage will usually take 5-15 minutes.
Customer Care - 8/7/2014 11:41:02 PM
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Do I need to sterilize the bottle?
Amy - 7/21/2014 1:29:56 AM
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The Vacuum Bottle (with drainage line) has been sterilized. As long as the packaging is not damaged or opened, the contents within package are sterile.
Customer Care - 7/21/2014 8:41:30 AM
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