Clinical Education Resources

Pleur-evac® Chest Drainage System Clinical Education Portal

The Pleur-evac® Chest Drainage System—the premier chest drainage solution for thoracic, cardiovascular, trauma and critical care—uses the most advanced fluid management technology available. We at Teleflex are dedicated to providing our customers with exceptional product training and support. Below you will find training resources geared toward furthering your chest drainage understanding. Whether you are converting to the Pleur-evac® System, or continuing your education, we hope to help you improve patient outcomes.

*Note: As of December 2019, Teleflex no longer offers Autotransfusion or Rapid Transfer blood bags. Any mention of ATS on this site or within existing collateral is for instructional purposes only.


Online Education

S-1100 Single Collection Chamber

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S-1150 Single Collection Chamber with Continuous Reinfusion Capability

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S-0500 MINI Sahara® Unit for Patient Mobility

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A-4301 Pneumonectomy Unit Set-Up

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Chest Drainage as a Therapeutic Intervention: Getting Back to Basics

Tube thoracostomy, or chest tube placement, is a commonly performed surgical procedure during which fluid, blood, and/or air are drained from the chest cavity. Traditional methods involved a 3-bottle drainage system that was prone to accidental disconnections and blockages. Fortunately, such modalities have been largely replaced by commercially produced, disposable plastic multifunction units that fit into a single box; these systems offer improved efficacy with effective drainage, accurate fluid loss measurement, and assistance in detecting air leaks. Despite such advances, the ineffective placement of chest tubes is, unfortunately, common and is associated with significant complications in many individuals who undergo the procedure.

To meet the educational needs of clinicians involved in the management of patients receiving a chest drainage procedure, this activity will provide an in-depth review of the normal anatomy of the thorax and the physiology or respiration as well as a description of the pathologies that may warrant the need for pleural space drainage. Traditional and new-generation chest drainage systems will be compared and trouble-shooting tips for improving the care of patients undergoing chest drainage will be presented.

Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

1.00 / CNE Contact Hour

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Pleur-evac Code Description Atrium Code
S-1100-08LF Dry Suction / Dry Seal, Single Collection 4000-100N, 4000-170N
S-1102-08LF Dry Suction / Dry Seal, Dual Collection 4020-100N
S-1130-08LF Dry Suction / Dry Seal, Pediatric No Cross Reference
S-1150-08LF Dry Suction / Dry Seal, Single Collection w/ Cont. Reinfusion 4050-100N, 4050-170N
S-0500 Dry Suction / Dry Seal, Mini 16400
A-4301-08LF Pneumonectomy Unit No Cross Reference
A-6000-08LF Dry Suction / Wet Seal, Single Collection 3600-100, 3600-170
A-6002-08LF Dry Suction / Wet Seal, Dual Collection No Cross Reference
A-6020-08LF Dry Suction / Wet Seal, Pediatric 3612-100, 3612-400
A-9250LF Dry Suction / Wet Seal, Single Collection w/ Cont. Reinfusion No Cross Reference
A-7000-08LF Wet Suction / Wet Seal, Single Collection No Cross Reference
A-7002-08LF Wet Suction / Wet Seal, Dual Collection No Cross Reference
A-8000-08LF Wet Suction / Wet Seal, Single Collection No Cross Reference
A-8002-08LF Wet Suction / Wet Seal, Dual Collection No Cross Reference
A-8020-08LF Wet Suction / Wet Seal, Pediatric No Cross Reference

A-4301 Pneumonectomy Unit Set-Up
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A-6000 Single Collection Chamber
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A-9250 Single Collection Chamber with Continuous Reinfusion Capability
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A-7000 Single Collection Chamber
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A-8000 Single Collection Chamber
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S-1100 Single Collection Chamber
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S-1150 Single Collection Chamber with Continuous Reinfusion Capability
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S-0500 MINI Sahara® Unit for Patient Mobility
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