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PleurX Drainage Kits - 500/1000 mL

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50-0071 Complete System

Starter Kit with 1000 mL Drainage Kit - Case of 4


50-0075 Complete System

Starter Kit with 500 mL Drainage Kit - Case of 4


50-7210 Complete System

1000 mL Vacuum Bottle and Drainage Line Only - Each


50-7210 Complete System

1000 mL Vacuum Bottle and Drainage Line Only - Case of 10


50-7235 Complete System

Replacement Valve Cap - Each


50-7235 Complete System

Replacement Valve Cap - Case of 10


50-7245 Complete System

Lockable Drainage Line - Each


50-7245 Complete System

Lockable Drainage Line - Case of 10


50-7500 Complete System

500 mL Vacuum Bottle Drainage Kit - Each


50-7500 Complete System

500 mL Vacuum Bottle Drainage Kit - Case of 10


50-7510 Complete System

1000 mL Vacuum Bottle Drainage Kit - Each


50-7510 Complete System

1000 mL Vacuum Bottle Drainage Kit - Case of 10



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CareFusion PleurX Drainage Kit is designed to allow individuals to safely and efficiently drain fluid buildup from pleural effusions or malignant ascites from home at their leisure, so buildups around the lung or abdomen no longer have to become uncomfortable, all via continuous in-line aerosol therapy. The Carefusion Pleurx Drainage System is not only an excellent way to cut down on doctor's visits, saving costs in the long run, but also reducing pain and discomfort in the everyday life of the patient.

This PleurX Drainage Kit features a drain catheter and active vacuum bottles for collecting fluid. The catheter gets inserted into either the chest for pleural effusions, or the abdomen for malignant ascites. When draining the fluid, simply connect the drainage catheter to the line on the collection bottle. With the PleurX System, draining usually takes about five to 15 minutes.

The Pleurx Drainage System is available in 2 different volumes to help with the specific needs of the individual. Available for purchase is the PleurX starter package with 500ml Vacuum Bottle as well as the PleurX Drainage Kit with 1000 ml Vacuum Bottle. both of these options are available individually, as well as in cases of 4 or 10. the 1000 mL is also available with just the vacuum bottle and drainage line. Replacement lines can also be purchased separately

Product Features and Benefits:

  • Active Vacuum Technology Lets Patients Drain Catheters Quickly and Comfortably Without the Need For Gravity
  • Proprietary Safety Valve Keeps Air or Fluid From Inadvertently Passing Through the Catheter
  • Polyester Cuff On Catheter Promotes Tissue Ingrowth, Helping Reduce Risk of Infection and Hold Catheter In Place
  • New Indication - Can Be Used In Place of a Chest Tube to Deliver Talc or Bleomycin For Chemical Pleurodesis Procedures
  • Stays In Place - End of Catheter Stays Outside of Body, Covered By a Thin Protective Dressing While Not In Use
  • Discreet and Virtually Undetectable Under Clothing
  • Recommended For Fluid Buildup Around the Lungs or Abdomen
  • Includes Drainage Catheter and Active Vacuum Bottles For Collecting Fluid
  • Fewer Hospital Visits For Repeated Paracentesis or Thoracentesis

Product Specifications:

  • Manufacturer: CareFusion
  • Product Type: Drainage Kit
  • Catheter Size: 1000 CC
  • Size in mL: 1000, 500
  • Sterile: Yes
  • HPIS Code: 710_260_50_0, 710_260_10_0
  • UNSPSC: 42272404, 42142402
  • Product Numbers: 50-0071, 50-0075, 50-7210, 50-7210, 50-7235, 50-7235, 50-7245, 50-7245, 50-7500, 50-7500, 50-7510, 50-7510

What comes with the PleurX Drainage Kit?

  • Vacuum Bottle with drainage line attached
  • Blue Wrapping
  • Self-Adhesive Dressing
  • Alcohol Pads
  • Gloves
  • Catheter Valve Cap
  • Emergency Side Clamp
  • Gauze Pads
  • Foam Catheter Pad

Why Use the PleurX System?

Pleural Effusions and Malignant Ascites are in the lungs and abdomen, respectively. They are collections of liquid that cause discomfort and difficulty doing regular everyday functions. When in the lungs, the liquid causes difficulty breathing. In the abdomen, the liquid causes not only discomfort, but also can affect the desire to eat. The system is only to be used with the PleurX Catheter. Discuss with your doctor if this is an option that would be beneficial for your condition.

Product Contraindications

  • Nonmalignant ascites
  • Multiloculated
  • Infection
  • Coagulopathy
  • Chylous Ascites
  • If the membrane shifts more than 2 cm towards the effusion
Pleur-X Catheter Placement

How does the PleurX System help my condition?

A PleurX catheter is first inserted either into the chest of abdomen cavities as needed with the end remaining outside of the body. When not in use, it is covered by a protective dressing. When the fluid needs draining, be sure to follow the instructions given by the doctor and in the user’s manual. The external end of the catheter is connected to the vacuum bottle, which removes any fluid in the cavity. The dressing is not visible under clothing, so no one will know you have the catheter unless you want them to.

How to Use the PleurX Drainage System

Be sure to first read the owner’s manual and receive instruction from a medical professional before using the system. These instructions are a supplemental guide only.

  • Getting Started
    • After thoroughly washing your hands, find a large flat surface to function as a workspace
    • Open all packaging, unfolding the blue wrapping and keeping the vacuum bottle nearby
    • Using the folded cuff of the gloves, pick them up and put them on
    • Tear open the three alcohol pads, but do not remove them from the packaging. Lay them on the blue wrapping
    • Connect the PleurX drainage bottle
    • Push the roller clamp close to the bottle to close it off completely
    • Remove the cover of the access tip. This can be done by twisting and giving it a gentle pull
    • Remove the valve cap from the tip of the catheter
    • Using the first alcohol pad, clean the valve opening
    • Connect the access tip and the catheter valve
    • Drain fluid
    • Once the setup is complete, remove the support clip on the top of the drainage bottle
    • Push down on the T plunger
    • Start the draining process by rolling the wheel on the clamp away from the bottle
    • Adjust as needed for comfort
    • After draining has completed, push the wheel back towards the bottle
  • Final steps and disposal
    • Remove the access tip from the valve
    • Clean the valve with an alcohol pad
    • Twist the new cap onto the catheter until you hear and feel it click into position
    • Using the third alcohol wipe, clean the skin around the catheter site
    • Take the foam pad and place it around the catheter site, winding the catheter over the top
    • Cover with gauze pads
    • Over the gauze, place the self-adhesive dressing
    • Go back to the bottle and push the T plunger in a circular motion
    • Remove the cap from the PleurX bottle
    • Pour the contents of the bottle into the sink or toilet
    • Seal bottle in a plastic bag and dispose

Warnings and Precautions

  • Do not use if package has been opened or damaged
  • Single use only
  • Contains Phthalates
  • May cause complications in the chest or abdomen cavities
  • Please discuss with your physician if PleurX is a good fit for you
  • Keep sharp objects away from the catheter
  • If catheter is cut, use the blue emergency clamp and call a doctor immediately
  • The valve should be kept clean and away from anything that could contaminate and cause infection
  • Only the drainage line tip should be inside the catheter to prevent damage and leaks
  • The access tip should not be touched by anything non-sterile, especially if the cover has fallen off
  • While some pain is normal during the drainage process, if pain continues after stopping, it could be a sign of infection. Contact a medical professional immediately
  • Drain fluid should not exceed more than 1,000 mL from the chest or 2,000 mL from the abdomen
  • Do not recycle used PleurX bottles
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Risks of Using

Possible complications may include
  • Chest:
    • Hypotension
    • Pneumothorax
    • Circulatory Collapse
    • Infection
    • Pulmonary Edema
  • Abdomen:
    • Wound Infection
    • Peritonitis
    • Protein Depletion
    • Hypotension
    • Electrolyte Imbalance
    • Circulatory Collapse
    • Loculations of the Peritoneal Space
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Beneficial and Unique System Technology

  • Active Vacuum Technology
  • Safety Valve
  • Polyester Cuff
  • Silicone Catheter
  • Beveled Fenestrations
  • Roller Clamp- The roller clamp allows the patient or the caregiver to determine the rate of flow of the liquid. This increases the comfort during the draining process.

Product Information and Documents

Instructional Product Videos

PleurX Drainage Instructions (7:50 minutes)

Video Transcription

This video provides instructions for teaching your patients how to drain in the comfort of their home or other outpatient setting. The procedure is straightforward and easy to follow. Fluid is drained using drainage bottles designed specifically for use with the Pleurx catheter. These bottles come in two sizes: five hundred milliliters and 1000 milliliters. Bottles come as part of a drainage kit which includes all the items needed to drain at home. the drainage bottle has a drainage line attached and will provide the suction required for drainage - gloves, a new valve cap for the catheter, alcohol pads and a clean dressing are included in the kit. There is also an emergency Blue Slide clamp which should only be used if the catheter is cut, damaged or leaking. The drainage kit is easy to use. Remind your patient to keep the access tip on the drainage line and the end of the catheter clean. Simply attach the vacuum bottle to the Pleurx catheter using the drainage line. The vacuum bottle provides suction to drain the fluid. A clean, clear area on a table or a counter should be available. Instruct patients to remove rings and wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water even though they will be wearing gloves. The dressing around the catheter should be removed and discarded. Inspect the area for redness and swelling at the catheter insertion site. If there is any redness or swelling around the catheter, finish this drainage and have the patient contact their doctor or nurse. Open the drainage kit bag and remove all of the items from inside. Open the procedure pack by peeling the front and the back apart. Set the adhesive dressing aside. Set the blue bundle on the workspace keeping the folded side up. Unfold the blue wrapping. The inside of the blue wrapping provides a clean work area. Remind your patients that the items inside are sterile and should avoid being touched. Open the bag that contains the drainage bottle and set the bottle on the table. Remove the tape from the drainage line and set the access tip on the blue wrap near the other items. Open all three alcohol pads place them on the blue wrapping, pick up a glove by the wrist and pull it on. Put on the second glove, again holding it by the wrist. Both gloves fit either hand. Remind your patients to keep gloves away from non-sterile items such as skin and clothing. Peel open the pouch with the valve cap and let the cap fall onto the blue wrapping. The cap will be used later. Tightly squeeze the white clamp on the drainage line so that it is completely closed. This clamp prevents the start of drainage until the patient is completely ready. Pick up the drainage line near the tip, twist the cover and pull it off. The tip is sterile so set the exposed tip on the blue wrapping near the sterile items. Holding the catheter near the end, remove the cap from the end of the catheter. An alcohol pad should be used to clean only around the opening. Putting anything inside the end of the catheter could damage the valve and allow air to enter or fluid to leak out. While holding the catheter/ pick up the drainage line near the tip and insert the tip into the end of the catheter. When securely connected/ a click should be heard and felt. There are two sizes of drainage bottles: 500 milliliters and 1000 milliliters. Preparation and use of each bottle is the same. The following instruction applies to both kits. There is a vacuum inside the drainage bottle that provides suction to drain the fluid. The support clip on the drainage bottle ensures that the foil vacuum seal on the bottle is not broken until the patient is ready to drain. Steady the bottle with one hand and remove the support clip. Hold the white t-plunger and push down to puncture the foil seal. Remember that the white clamp on the drainage line is still closed. Release the clamp to begin draining. It is normal to experience some pain or discomfort when draining, especially the first few times. Instruct your patient to close the white clamp to slow or stop the drainage for a few minutes. If they don't feel better after doing this, have them contact their nurse or doctor. Drainage may be completed if the patient is not too uncomfortable. It usually takes only 5 to 15 minutes to complete the drainage. The flow will probably slow when drainage is almost finished. When the flow stops, or when the bottle is filled, squeeze the white clamp on the drainage line closed. If a second bottle is needed for any reason, disconnect the first bottle and follow the instructions for connecting a new bottle. The catheter tip does not need to be cleaned between bottles. Do not drain more than 1000 milliliters from the chest at any one time. Do not drain more than 2,000 milliliters from the abdomen at any one time. To disconnect the drainage bottle from the catheter, hold the drainage line near the access tip, and the catheter near the end, pull the access tip out of the catheter. Clean around the opening of the catheter with an alcohol pad and twist the new cap into place, a slight click will be heard and felt as the cap locks. Clean the skin around the catheter with the last alcohol pad. Place the foam pad around the catheter. Wind the catheter in loops and hold it on top of the foam pad. Then place the gauze pads over the catheter, it may be necessary to remove the gloves before applying the adhesive dressing. Peel the larger of the two pieces of paper from the back of the adhesive dressing. Center the dressing over the gauze pads and press it down. There is a plastic covering over the adhesive dressing. To remove it, start at one of the corners where the paper backing is still in place. Bend the covering back and pinch the paper and the dressing to separate them from the cover. Peel off the plastic covering, remove the remaining paper, and press the dressing down. To empty the bottle push down on the white, t-plunger and move it in a circle to make the opening in the foil seal larger. To open the bottle remove the flexible cap with the drainage line attached. Place your thumb on the edge of the cap and push sideways and down into the bottle opening to loosen the cap from the rim. Grasp the cap, and pull it away from the bottle top. Empty the bottle into the toilet or sink. Place the empty bottle in a plastic bag and discard it.

Drainage Instructions with Roller Clamp (12:14 minutes)

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