After surgery, a client has a Jackson Pratt drain inserted to the surgical site. The nurse knows when checking the drainage, which of the following colors would be concerning? Select all that apply.

 

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Correct

- Bloody

- Cloudy Yellow

- Light Yellow

- Clear

- Tan

Rationale

The normal progression of drainage in a Jackson Pratt drain is bloody to light pink then light yellow to clear. Concerning drainage includes cloudy yellow, tan or foul-smelling.

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