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Getinge provides patient ambulation solutions with the Express Mini 500 Dry Seal Chest Drain and the Pneumostat Chest Drain Valve 

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Are you still milking and stripping chest tubes?

A clotted chest tube takes valuable nursing time to manage, and maintaining chest tube patency is a crucial element of postoperative care that falls squarely on nurses caring for these patients. Most hospital protocols do not allow for milking and stripping of chest tubes. Evidence-based research supports this change in practice. 

Getinge Thoracic Drainage Ocean Oasis

Wet suction or dry suction: Which system is a better fit for your practice?

While both options protect the patient, there are reasons that clinicians choose one over the other. The variety of features on our drains can help you decide which chest drain is right for your facility.

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