BLAKE® Drains and JVAC™ Reservoirs

BLAKE® Drains have four continuous channels that provide greater tissue contact area than regular perforated drains1 and offers multiple drainage routes to resist clogging.1 Due to channel design, removal may be less traumatic to surrounding tissues in comparison to designs with holes.2,3 The J-VAC™ Closed Wound Drainage System is a sterile, disposable, portable system used for closed wound drainage. It consists of two component parts: J-VAC™ Reservoirs and Suction Drains.

BLAKE® Drains and JVAC™ Reservoirs

Features & Benefits

BLAKE Silicone (Round Hubless) Drain Graphic showing the four channel design.

Excellent Drainage

BLAKE® has four continuous channels that provide greater tissue contact area than regular perforated drains,1 with multiple drainage routes to resist clogging.1  BLAKE® is constructed of silicone with solid center designed for strength and flexibility.

The fluted design is optimal when compared to a perforated drain design.

Better Patient Comfort

Patients experience minimal discomfort upon removal.4 Due to channel design, removal of BLAKE® may be less traumatic to surrounding tissues in comparison to designs with holes.2,3 The tubes are also smaller, and more flexible.2,5,6​

Resources

Resources

Enhance Wound Drainage and Address Infection Risk with BLAKE® Silicone Drain and BIOPATCH® Protective Disk with CHG
Enhance Wound Drainage and Address Infection Risk with BLAKE® Silicone Drain and BIOPATCH® Protective Disk with CHG
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Placing the Drain with BLAKE® Silicone Drain and BIOPATCH® Protective Disk with CHG
Placing the Drain with BLAKE® Silicone Drain and BIOPATCH® Protective Disk with CHG
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Supporting Documentation

Product Support

BLAKE® Silicone Drain Product Brochure

BLAKE® Silicone Drain Product Catalog

BLAKE® Silicone Drain Fact Sheet

References

  1. Frankel TL. Silastic drains vs conventional chest tubes after coronary artery bypass. Chest. 2003;124:108-113.
  2. Akowuah E, Ho EC, George R, et al. Less pain with flexible fluted silicone chest drains than with conventional rigid chest tubes after cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002;  124(5):1027-1028
  3. Obney JA. A method for mediastinal drainage after cardiac procedures using small silastic drains. Ann Thorac Surg. 2000;70:1109-1110
  4. Greenberg RL. Use of the BLAKE Drain and J-VAC Reservoir to enhance healing in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
  5. Hiroshi Niinami, Mimiko Tabata, Yasuo Takeuchi, et al. Experimental Assessment of the Drainage Capacity of Small Silastic Chest Drains.  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2006;14:223-226.
  6. Lancey R, Gaca C, Vander Salm TJ. The Use of Smaller, More Flexible Chest Drains Following Open Heart Surgery. Chest. 2001;119(1)19-24.