CLINICAL NURSE REVIEW:
PLEUR-EVAC A-6000 SERIES PRODUCT TRAINING

Please read the information below and follow the instructions as described.






1. The Pleur-evac® Chest Drainage System:

a. Evacuates air and fluid, if any, from mediastinum or chest cavity
b. Prevents air/fluid from re-entering the thoracic cavity
c. Helps to reestablish normal negative intra-thoracic pressure
d. Facilitates lung re-expansion
e. All of the above

2. The Pleur-evac® A-6000 System consists of three interrelated chambers—suction, seal, and collection. Suction can be wet or dry, but only wet seal models are available.

True
False

3. Pleur-evac® Dry Suction (A-6000 or S-1100 series) is controlled by a dial that clicks in place.

True
False

4. Dry suction models can be adjusted from gravity (0) to 40 cm.

True
False

5. The visual indication that dry suction is being imposed at the prescribed level is:

a. Orange Float is in the window near suction dial
b. As long as suction is turned on, the suction value will be imposed

6. The Pleur-evac® Air Leak Meter is a on a scale of:

a. 1 (low) to 5 (high)
b. 5 (low) to 1 (high)
c. 1 (low) to 7 (high)
d. 7 (low) to 1 (high)

7. The Pleur-evac® Auto-transfusion Bag A-1500-08LF is calibrated for 20 cm of suction.

True
False

8. Needleless sample ports are NOT available on Pleur-evac ® units.

True
False

9. Which of the following are true regarding tip-over protection:

a. Fluid stays in seal when tipped
b. No atmospheric air entry when tipped with suction turned on
c. Max suction limit 40 cm
d. All of the above

10. An infant unit is NOT available within the A-6000 series.

True
False

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