Short course: Basic knowledge about chest drainage systems and suction

2 modules

Course Length
15 mins

Medela Education Team

04 Jan 2023



This 2-part course explains in simple terms the answers to the following questions:

  • What are the advantages of regulated suction in a chest drainage system?
  • How do analogue and digital chest drainage systems work?


Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

Lesson 1

  • Understand the effect of physical forces like gravity
  • Understand how fluid and air in a drainage tube can influence pressure in the patient's pleural space
  • Understand how to prevent this

Lesson 2

  • Understand the basics of the various chest drainage systems
  • Understand how these systems work


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate: Basic knowledge about chest drainage systems and suction

Basic knowledge about chest drainage systems and suction
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