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What are the methods of dressing elastic bandages?
- Oct 26, 2018 -

1, ring bandaging

For small or cylindrical parts of the limb, such as the hands, feet, wrists and forehead, it is also used at the beginning of various dressings. The bandage is rolled up, held with the right hand, and the bandage is unfolded about 8 cm. The left thumb fixes the bandage head end to the bandaged portion, and the right hand is continuously wrapped around the ring. The number of the rolls is determined as needed, and the end of the bandage is fixed with a twisted cloth.

2, spiral dressing

It is used for parts where the circumference is approximately equal, such as arms and fingers. Starting from the distal end, the two rolls are annularly wrapped, and then spirally wound at a 30° angle to the proximal end. Each roll overlaps the previous roll by 2/3, and the end tape is fixed. In the first aid lack of bandages or temporary fixation of the splint, the weekly bandages do not cover each other, called the serpentine bandaging method.

3, spiral re-folding method

For parts with different circumferences, such as forearms, calves, thighs, etc., start with a two-week ring-wrapping, then do a spiral dressing, then press the center of the tape with one thumb and the other hand will take the tape from the point. Fold down and cover 1/3 or 2/3 of the previous week. Each reflex must be neatly arranged in a straight line, but each reflex should not be at the wound and bone bulge.

4, "8" shaped dressing method

It is used for dressing and fixing clavicle fractures of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, etc. Take the elbow joint as an example, firstly wrap 2 rolls in the middle of the joint, the bandage is first wound around the joint, and then the flexor is wound around the joint, and the back side of the limb is wound around the limb and then wound around the joint, so repeatedly. The word "8" is continuously wrapped around the joint, each roll overlaps with the previous roll by 2/3, and finally 2 rolls are looped over the joint, and the tape is fixed.

5, anti-back dressing method

It is used for the top of the head, the fingertips and the stumps of the limbs. It is a series of left and right or back and forth, and will be covered by the bandages for two weeks.