Empty the drainage collection device, as necessary.
1 Remove the plug cap, using aseptic technique.
2 Invert the suction unit over the graduated container and
empty the contents (see Figure 4-12).
3 Return the unit to an upright position and reactivate the unit.
Measure and read the drainage and discard.
Figure 4-12. Opening outlet to remove drainage.
Electric wall vacuum continuous or intermittent wound section
1 Turn the suction unit off.
2 Empty the drainage bottle.
3 Measure and record the drainage and discard.
4 Reattach the drainage bottle.
5 Turn the suction unit on and observe for proper function.
Discard equipment or return it to the appropriate location.
Wash your hands.