About drainage

Home health care will find useful information here for drainage of pleural effusion and ascites with indwelling catheters.

About drainage

Home health care will find useful information here for drainage of pleural effusion and ascites with indwelling catheters.


1. Training


For us, 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.


2. 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!


3. 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 the dressing at at home? No problem, we have compiled instructions for changing dressing.

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


4. Flushing the catheter


Depending on the viscosity of the pleural effusion or ascites, it may occasionally be necessary to flush the catheter. This should only be done if you think it is necessary to restore 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.

FAQ