Caring for Your Jackson-Pratt Drain | Memorial Sloan Caring for Your Jackson-Pratt Drain. When you leave the hospital, you will care for your Jackson-Pratt drain by: Milking your tubing to help move clots. Emptying your drain 2 times a day and writing down the amount of drainage on your Jackson-Pratt drainage log at the end of this resource.[PDF] Jackson-Pratt Drainage Chart - Gary S. Berger, MD Jackson-Pratt Drainage Chart DATE TIME DRAIN #1 DRAIN #2 DRAIN #3 DRAIN #4 Location (ie: Breast, Abdomen, etc) The Jackson-Pratt (JP) drain is a special tube that prevents body fluid from collecting near the site of your surgery. The drain pulls this fluid (by suction) into a bulb. The bulb can then be emptied and the fluid inside measured.