Surgical Drains

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Surgical Technology Quizzes & Trivia

Care and management of post-operative surgical drains


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following assessment of the surgical drainage prompts the nurse to report findings to the surgeon?
    • A. 

      a thin and pale yellow drainage observed on the second day post abdominal surgery

    • B. 

      A thin, and pinkish drainage observed on the second day post abdominal surgery

    • C. 

      A thick brownish drainage observed on the second day post abdominal surgery

    • D. 

      A thick dark red drainage observed on the first day post abdominal surgery

  • 2. 
    The following statements are true about surgical drains except a.     prevent potential accumulation of fluid or gas b.     hasten wound healing process c.     eliminate dead space eliminate dead space
    • A. 

      prevent potential accumulation of fluid or gas

    • B. 

      Hasten wound healing process

    • C. 

      Eliminate dead space

    • D. 

      Remove pus, blood, and serous exudates

  • 3. 
    What best describes the nurse’s action after failing to compress the Jackson-Pratt reservoir
    • A. 

      Assesses tubing patency, milk tubing toward the incision, recompress reservoir, document

    • B. 

      Assesses tubing patency, milk tubing away from incision, recompress, document

    • C. 

      Assesses tubing patency, obtains surgeon’s order to milk tubing, milk tubing toward incision, recompress reservoir, document

    • D. 

      Assesses tubing patency, obtains surgeon’s order to milk tubing, milk away from incision,