Drains: Everything You Need to Know is organized by Nursing CE Central.

Course Created on: March 01, 2019
Course Renewed on: February 23, 2022
Course Expires on: February 23, 2025

Target Audience:
• Registered Nurses (RN)
• Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
• Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Course Overview:
Drains are often placed in patients to allow for drainage of a site. The most common indication for drains is to evacuate abscesses/infection. Nurses caring for patients with drains are often intimidated and overwhelmed. In this CE course you will learn about drain management and how care for patients with drains.

Course Outline:
• Introduction
• Types of Drains
• Infections 101: A Brief History of Drains
• Patient Considerations for Percutaneous Drain Placement
• Image-Guided Drainage: How Does it Work?
• Drain Management
• How to Flush a Drain Using a Three-way Stopcock
• Properties of a Well-Functioning Drain
• Is this Normal? Drain Troubleshooting
• Summary
• References

Course Objectives
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
• Differentiate and describe different types of drains.
• Identify indications for drains.
• Describe the basic management of drains, including basic troubleshooting.




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