Routines

We have compiled our many years of experience into suggestions for different procedures for draining pleural effusion and ascites. These may be particularly relevant for those working in hospital wards. In addition to information on drainage with indwelling catheters, you will also find suggestions for information for patients and home health care staff.

Routines

We have compiled our many years of experience into suggestions for different procedures for draining pleural effusion and ascites. These may be particularly relevant for those working in hospital wards. In addition to information on drainage with indwelling catheters, you will also find suggestions for information for patients and home health care staff.


1. Treatment proposal and drainage protocol


With our indwelling catheters for recurrent pleural effusion and ascites, you can easily provide patients with symptom relief and quality of life. The patient can be discharged from the hospital following the catheter insertion. The patient can then easily drain the fluid themselves at home, or with the help of relatives or home health care.

This form of treatment restores the patient’s quality of life, effectively relieves symptoms and at the same time reduces the burden on hospital resources.


2. Training


For us, the focus is on the patient. Consequently, we want to help you take care of the patient in the best possible way. We therefore put great importance to a high level of service, which guarantees a professional and complete drainage training.


3. Information for patients


You should discuss these points with your patient during the information session before catheter insertion.


4. Prior to implantation


Do you have a patient who will receive an indwelling catheter for drainage of pleural effusion or ascites? Then we have some suggested procedures to help you prepare for the implantation.


5. Hospital material


There are various options for implantation products and catheter accessories for drainage. A quick overview of these and other accessories can be found here.


6. Drainage instructions


Detailed drainage instructions and information about our drainage sets can be found in the document Information for physicians and healthcare professionals. We also recommend a free training before you get your first patient, please contact us!


7. Change dressing


Patients with an indwelling catheter for drainage of pleural effusion and ascites should have the dressing changed at least twice a week. Want to see how to change your dressing? No problem, we’ve compiled instructions for changing dressing.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


8. Information for home health care


If you are discharging the patient to a home health care provider, they will need information which you can find here.


9. Before discharge


You have a patient who has received an indwelling catheter for drainage of recurrent pleural effusion or ascites. Now you can discharge the patient from the hospital. What happens then?

To ensure a smooth discharge, we have put together some information to consider in this discharge process.


10. Flushing the catheter


Depending on the viscosity of the pleural effusion or ascites fluid, it may occasionally be necessary to flush the catheter. This should only be done if you think it is necessary to restore the flow. Only a physician, or a nurse on the order of a physician, may flush the catheter and this is done using aseptic technique.

Do you have any questions?

Here are some of our frequently asked questions.

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