Archive September 2010 XI, No. 9

Making the Direct-to-Drain Decision

Analyzing the costs and benefits of closed suction systems.

David Bernard, Senior Associate Editor

When a case calls for fluid waste management, surgical administrators and staffers alike swear by direct-to-drain disposal systems. These closed suction devices collect and drain fluid without the need for manually handling suction canisters. To those who've made the upgrade, there's no going back to dumping or solidifying. It can be expensive, though. Does it make sense to invest? See what our experts have to say.

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