Care guide for Jackson-pratt Drain Care. Includes: possible causes, signs and symptoms, standard treatment options and means of care and support. Going home after breast surgery with drains Read this resource to learn: • How to care for yourself when you go home • What activities you can do while you heal. Small plastic drains, called Jackson-Pratt We encourage you to look at your breast and incision during the dressing changes, which will help you become familiar with how it looks. Before you are discharged and with your nurse present, we would like you to gently touch your new breast. Pain and sensations. After your surgery, you will have some .