Review of CATH DRESSING by Daily Nurse Life (현실은 출근 직업은 간호사)

Review of CATH DRESSING by Daily Nurse Life (현실은 출근 직업은 간호사)

"Hi everyone! Regarding drainage tubes, I'm excited to inform you that there is a product that is convenient when changing your dressing.

First of all, let's take a brief look at the drainage pipe. You can think of the drainage tube's function to prevent internal infection by discharging ooze and blood that are stagnant inside the body. The typical examples include JP, Hemovac, PCN, PTBD drains.

A foley catheter is also a drainage tube that prevents urine from stagnating in the bladder. In the case of a PEG tube, it is a drainage tube that feeds nutrients from the outside. An L-tube is a drainage tube that acts as a decompressor that lowers the pressure of internal organs and also supplies nutrients from the outside. Aren't there so many types of drainage tubes? If you work in a hospital, these are the drainage tubes that you will often see. 

There are many types of drainage tubes, but management is very important! Because it is directly connected to the inside of our body, the risk of infection is very high! There are many cases in which the drainage tube needs to be removed right away if a fever suddenly occurs due to improper management. So we apply new dressing every day or once every two days. So, how do I dress the drainage tube?

The common steps are:

  1. Remove disinfection
  2. Use betadine (usually betadine, but this may vary depending on your hospital policy). Disinfect the area around the drain tube (check for infections, blood leakage, swelling, warmth, redness, etc)
  3. Using Y-gauze, fix the drain tube between the dressing cuts.
  4. Attach the gauze and fix it using a fixing roll.

It seems simple with these steps. But once you actually apply the Y-gauze dressing around the tube, you must be very careful. When removing the dressing, it must be removed carefully so that it does not fall out or pulled. The drainage tube can also be bent so careful attention must be paid to that.

In some cases, when you are discharged from the hospital, you may need dressing at home. I would like to introduce one product that will make dressing easier because if you have to do it yourself at home, it will be more convenient! Let's introduce you to CATH DRESSING!




In the left, it is the traditional Y-gauze dressing. The one on the right is CATH DRESSING. The foam helps absorbs the exudate and there is a cut line in the middle of the dressing. There will be less risk of the drainage tube being bent. 


The 7.5cm size can absorb up to 12ml of ooze. The 10cm size can absorb up to 20ml of exudate. 

Here is a useful video of how you can apply the dressing:


Do you manage your drains at home? I hope that CATH DRESSING will create an easier experience for patients and caregivers. I hope you can give it a try!"

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