Denver Pleurx Vacuum Bottle With Drainage Line

Denver Pleurx Vacuum Bottle With Drainage Line

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  • FSA Approved

Denver Pleurx Vacuum Bottle with Drainage Line in combination with the PleurX catheter system enables the user to manage fluid drainage from malignant and non-malignant pleural effusions or malignant ascites at the comfort of home. It is the easy-to-use and an effective choice for management of recurrent pleural effusions and malignant ascites. These vacuum bottles provide quick, effective drainage without the need to visit the doctor every time draining unnecessary time, costs and energy.

Features of Pleurx Vacuum Bottle:

  • Vacuum bottle is designed with an active vacuum technology that drains quickly and comfortably without the need for gravity
  • Bottles are available in 500ml and 1,000ml sizes
  • Roller clamp provides easy control of drainage flow for optimal comfort.

Item # Desc Pkg Price
50-7205B 500ml Each
50-7205B 500ml 4/Pack
50-7205B 500ml 10/Case
50-7210 1000ml Each
50-7210 1000ml 10/Case

How to change the drainage bottle?

  1. Wash hands thoroughly.
  2. Remove Pleurx Vacuum bottle with drainage line from the outer pouch. Keep the bottle near the blue wrap and place the access tip on the blue wrap. If in case the cover falls off of the access tip, make sure the user does not touch the tip with hands or anything non-sterile. It is important that the access tip remains sterile.
  3. Uncoil the drainage line after removing the paper tape from the drainage line. Place the access tip on the blue wrap.
  4. Close the roller clamp completely by rolling the wheel on the roller clamp toward the bottle.
  5. Remove the cover from the access tip by twisting it and pulling gently. Discard the cover. Set the access tip back on the sterile blue wrap.
  6. To remove the used bottle, pull the access tip of the used bottle out of the valve in a firm, smooth motion. Set the used drainage line down.
  7. Pick up the new drainage line and insert the access tip securely into the catheter valve. The user will feel and hear a click when the access tip and valve are securely connected.
  8. Note that it is normal to feel some discomfort or pain when draining fluid. If experience discomfort or pain at the time of draining, roll the wheel on the roller clamp toward the bottle to slow or stop the flow of fluid sometimes. If it does not feel better after doing this, or experience severe pain contact the doctor or nurse. Pain might be an indication of infection.
  9. Do not drain more than 1000 ml of fluid from chest or 2000 ml of fluid from abdomen at any one time.
  10. The support clip on the vacuum bottle ensures that the vacuum seal on the bottle is not broken before the user is ready. Remove the support clip by grasping the upper part of the flange and pulling outward.
  11. Hold the bottle steady with one hand and push the white plunger down with the other hand to puncture the foil seal. The vacuum in the bottle will pull the flexible bottle cap down.


Also available (sold separately):
- Denver Pleurx Drainage Kit (Code: 50-7500, 50-7510)


How to start draining fluid?

  • Roll the wheel on the roller clamp away from the vacuum bottle to begin drainage. When fluid begins to flow into the drainage line you may partially close the roller clamp to slow the flow of fluid by rolling the wheel on the roller clamp toward the bottle.
  • The flow into the bottle may slow down when the fluid is almost completely drained. When the flow stops or the bottle is filled, completely close the roller clamp by rolling the wheel on the roller clamp toward the bottle. Drainage will usually take 5 –15 minutes.
  • After the fluid drainage stops pull the access tip out of the valve in a firm, smooth motion.
  • Set the used drainage line down.
  • Clean the catheter valve with a new alcohol pad. Discard the alcohol pad.
  • Place the new cap over the catheter valve and twist it clockwise until it clicks into its locked position. Cap might feel loose until it is locked into place.

How To place a new self-adhesive dressing on catheter?

  • Clean around the catheter site with a new alcohol pad.
  • Place the foam catheter pad around the catheter.
  • Wind the catheter into loops and place it over the foam pad.
  • Cover the catheter with up to four gauze pads.
  • Remove gloves from both hands
  • The self-adhesive dressing has three layers: a. printed liner b. clear wound dressing c. center panel and frame backing
  • Peel the printed liner from the self-adhesive dressing, exposing the adhesive surface.
  • Center the self-adhesive dressing over the gauze pads and press it down.
  • Note: Do not stretch the self-adhesive dressing during application.
  • Remove and discard the center panel from the backing of the self-adhesive dressing.
  • Slowly remove the frame while smoothing down the self-adhesive dressing edges.
  • Smooth the entire self-adhesive dressing from the center toward the edges using firm pressure to enhance adhesion.


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