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  1. #1
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    Default Manual Exchanges, Final Drain

    My wife was on the Baxter cycler for 3-4 months, but the alarms and pain were intolerable. We switched to an overnight exchange with Purple. When we do the final drain in the morning, we need to use an Ultra-bag set just to have the sterile drain bag. Is there any other way to do the final drain with standard Baxter components that will not require "wasting" the unused solution in the Ultra-bag set? Thanks. PS Yes, I was raised to be frugal.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Manual Exchanges, Final Drain

    Why you do not go to see a doctor? Wouldn't it be the best idea?
    Last edited by omneter2; April 24, 2017 at 05:13 AM.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Manual Exchanges, Final Drain

    Hi MyGalSal welcome to the forum, i suggest to call a nurse or to consult your practitioner

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Manual Exchanges, Final Drain

    I found a brief (7 min) video that discusses drain pain, possible causes and testing for them, and things to do to relieve the pain. Some things that are common causes of drain pain include constipation, movement of the catheter from the area where it should be located, cycler drain settings, and where the cycler is placed in relation to the patient lying in bed. You might want to share the link to this video with your nurse.
    http://www.homebybaxter.com/how/home...rain_pain.html
    Beth Witten MSW ACSW LSCSW
    Medical Education Institute, Inc.

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    Default Re: Manual Exchanges, Final Drain

    The video I mentioned above also discusses drain pain in manual exchanges.
    Beth Witten MSW ACSW LSCSW
    Medical Education Institute, Inc.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Manual Exchanges, Final Drain

    Yes i agree with Beth video is quiet helpful in understanding causes of drain pain

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