Traditionally the simplest way to accomplish chest drainage is to set up a single bottle containing a prescribed amount of water, one short tube leading to the outside atmosphere functions as a vent; another leads from the patient and is submerged approximately 2cm below the surface of the water.
This creates an underwater seal, the most important element in pleural drainage. The water seal provides a low resistance one way valve that allows air and fluid to be pushed out of the pleural space by means of positive expiratory pressure and prevents atmospheric air from being drawn back in.
The Rocket® Single Bottle and tube set combine to provide the UK’s biggest selling chest drainage system.
It is comprised of a traditional underwater seal and is used almost universally as the product of choice after cardiac and thoracic surgery, in A&E departments and medical wards.
The simple functionality of the system in use and ease of set-up mean that it is well suited for any condition requiring chest drainage.
The system features:
UNDERWATER SEAL CHEST DRAINAGE BOTTLE
for either single collection (R54500) or double collection (R54509)
UPRIGHT, INHERENTLY STABLE DESIGN
which does not require tiresome stands or carriers
available in two graduations 25ml: R54500 or 5ml: R54509
AVAILABLE WITH A WIDE RANGE OF TUBING SETS:
including, single cone connector for connection to large bore catheters: (R54502)
and also for use with Rocket® Seldinger Chest Drainage Sets: (R54539).
all products are available direct, many through NHS Logistics. NHS Codes listed below.