Thoracic Drainage
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Thoracic Drainage:

Helping improve patient outcomes

Indication by design. Your application. Your choice.

With millions of chest drains sold worldwide, Getinge knows that one chest drain does not necessarily fit all applications. Getinge’s innovative Indication By Design platform sets a new bar for clinical performance, providing a full line of chest drainage products designed to meet the needs of the most challenging cardiac, thoracic, and pediatric patients.

Getinge offers a complete assortment of high-performance chest drains tailored to suit your specific needs. Each drain is crafted of quality materials, each upholding the Getinge commitment to patient safety and comfort.

A family of drains to fit your needs

Watch this video to learn about the differences between our Ocean, Oasis, and Express Drains. Choose the drain that fits your needs.


Ocean 2002-000

Oasis 3600-100

Traditional Wet Suction Control uses water column to regulate suction level. Water seal is protected but suction control float valve can potentially spill out during a knock-over. Dry Suction Control. Dynamic, Dry Suction Control Regulator requires no water to operate so no fluid to spill out during a knock-over.  Suction always working in any position (i.e. during knock-overs)
Pre-attached, pre-measured funnel for quick and easy set-up – 45cc of sterile water required for water seal set-up and 315 cc to fill suction control chamber. Pre-attached, pre-measured sterile water ampoule for quick and accurate set-up.
Total water = 360cc (not included) Total water = 45cc (included)
Bubbling.  Suction Control Stopcock allows clinicians to adjust the rate of Suction Control Chamber bubbling conveniently at the chest drain. No bubbling. Reduced noise for increased patient comfort. Large, bold, easy-to-read numbers on the regulator dial provides easy visual confirmation of suction setting, even from across the room or in low light settings.
Self-sealing grommet located at 10cm level for adjusting water levels to adjust suction levels at anytime during use Convenient fingertip suction adjustment.  Can easily dial any suction setting from -10cmH2O up to -40cmH2O
Audible bubbling in suction control chamber confirms suction is applied to drain and functioning properly. Highly visible, vacuum activated bellows readily confirmation of suction operation.

Oasis 3600-100

Express 4000-100N

True water seal –It is dependent upon staying upright to protect patient (i.e. seal is lost during knock-over). Dry seal valve – water is not necessary for dry seal valve to operate and it is not position-sensitive.
Calibrated water seal (up to -20cmH2O). Not calibrated.  Large visible vacuum indicator. Check mark is observed when vacuum is present (which be similar to the water seal rising in true water seal).
Automatic high negative pressure protection.  Allows patient to develop as much intra-thoracic pressure as is necessary to complete respiration (10-12 seconds), yet protects patient against pressures associated with milking and stripping. Mechanical automatic high negative pressure relief.  This allows patient to develop as much intrathoracic pressure necessary to complete respiration yet protects patient against pressures associated with milking and stripping.
Knock-over nozzles for fully recoverable water seal (i.e. increased patient safety) and less fluid inter-chamber spill. Knock-over nozzles for fully recoverable air leak monitor chamber and less fluid inter-chamber spill. Dry seal valve protects patient even during knock-over.
Pre-attached, pre-measured sterile water ampoule for quick and accurate set-up. (45cc of sterile water provided). Pre-attached, pre-measured sterile water syringe for quick and accurate set-up. (30cc of sterile water provided).
Express Mini 500

Mobile Drains

The Express Mini 500 is a full-featured mobile chest drain. These small, portable drainage collection units with pre-set suction help patients become ambulatory with the convenient, easy-to-wear “get mobile” size.



The Pneumostat Chest Drain Valve is a disposable, single use chest drain valve with a small, graduated 30 ml collection capacity integrated with a novel one-way dry seal valve technology.

Pleuraguide Kit

PleuraGuide Kit

The PleuraGuide Disposable Chest Tube Kit is designed to make bedside chest tube insertion fast, easy and organized. The PleuraGuide Kit is a “greener” disposable solution and a more streamlined, cost effective option for your hospital.

Getinge - The Thoracic Drain Education Company

Getinge is committed to supporting all your chest drain educational needs! Do you need handbooks, quick setup guides or printable posters?

Visit our Chest Drain Education Library

All references

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  2. Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement. Perioperative protocol. Bloomington, MN: Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI);2010.

  3. Mangram AJ, et al.: Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. Guideline for prevention of surgical site infection. American Journal of Infection Control. 1999;27:97-134.