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Dr. Drain – Surgical Drain Securement Device

A surgical drain is placed within an internal wound site to prevent fluid from accumulating in the body throughout the patient’s recovery. A suture is currently used to secure the drain to the patient but has multiple shortcomings including infection risk and failure over time. We have worked alongside Dr. Sara Neimanis to create a new securement device that minimizes infection while durably securing the drain over extended periods of time.

Team Members

Firaol Midekssa
Jacob Jones
Paolo Paco
Sydney Shannon

Supervisors

Dr. Diane Dalecki

Customers

Dr. Sara Neimanis

Description

A surgical drain is placed within an internal wound site to prevent fluid from accumulating in the body throughout the patient’s recovery. A suture is currently used to secure the drain to the patient but has multiple shortcomings including infection risk and failure over time. We have worked alongside Dr. Sara Neimanis to create a new securement device that minimizes infection while durably securing the drain over extended periods of time.

3 replies on “Dr. Drain – Surgical Drain Securement Device”

Good idea! How will the securement device be held in place with the skin? Is the device hollow inside to reduce weight?

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