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How to apply different types of bandages?

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How to apply different types of bandages?

Different injuries require different bandages. There are specific ways to use them properly. Learn these different methods now so you can move quickly at the critical moment.

This article contains the following aspects:

  • Types of bandages

  • The key points when applying a bandage

  • Conclusion


1.Types of bandage

Different injuries require different bandages, including:

1.Compression bandages: also known as elastic roller bandages or crepe bandages. These bandages include long, tight fabrics. Compression bandages are used to support the bones, joints, and connective tissue of the hand after a sprain or sprain.

2.Gauze bandages: technically, gauze bandages are not bandages, but dressings. Gauze dressing is a thick cotton pad used to cover large and medium-sized wounds. They can be held in place with tape or bandages.

3.Cotton/linen bandages: similar to compression bandages, these bandages roll up.. Usually used to secure gauze dressings in place

4.Adhesive/plaster bandages: similar to gauze bandages, a wound dressing. They have smaller wounds of different shapes and contain an adhesive, so they stick to the skin.

5.Tubular bandages: tubular bandages are elastic.Tubular bandages are designed to cover fingers, elbows, or other areas of regular movement. They can provide support or keep gauze dressings in place.

6.Triangle bandages: these cotton bandages are versatile and very useful in first aid. They can be folded into slings or used to apply pressure to bleeding wounds.They can be used as large dressings, as slings to support a limb or to secure a dressing in place. Before using a triangle bandage as a dressing, you need to fold it so that the points of the triangle touch the middle of the long side. It then folds in the same direction, making it a wide band, where it can now be secured using spiral technology.

7.Roller bandages are long strips of cotton, gauze, stretch fabric or linen. They are used to fix dressings and support injured limbs. bandages made of open weave material allow air to pass through. They do not apply pressure to the wound or support the joint. Elastic bandages can be shaped into a body profile to keep the dressing in place and support soft tissue damage, such as sprains.

2.The key points when applying a bandage

1.Start on the injured side, not the other side of the patient.

2.If you stretch your arms or legs so that your fingers and toes open, you know if it's interfering with blood circulation. If the fingers or toes are cold, the nail bed is purplish, or the patient complains of tingling, open the package.

3.The bandage should be tight, not tight. Keep in mind that the affected part may swell after packaging, so the packaging may need to be loosened or scrapped.

4.Elbows and knees should be slightly bent.

5.Always keep the bandages clean and dry.

6.Choose the right bandage.

7.Learn the spiral technique.

Spirals are cylindrical parts of the body, such as the calves and forearms, that are used to wrap them. Start under the wound with one or two firm spins directly around the limb. Wrap the bandage in a spiral, overlapping the back half to three quarters, rotating each time. Turn straight and secure end with safety pin or tape.

8.Practice your figure-of-eight technique

This method is used to bind large joints, such as elbows and knees. It can attach the dressing to the wound or support sprains or strains. Bend the joint slightly. Place the end in the joint, away from the body, and rotate it straight twice to hold it in place. Rotate the eight digit number alternately above and below the joint. Each revolution should overlap two thirds of the previous one. Extend the bandage to both sides of the joint. Last time it was completely flipped. Fold the ends and secure with safety pins or tape.


Choosing the right bandage is crucial when treating a wound. We need to understand the different USES of various bandages and make choices accordingly. Remember, you still need professional medical care after you've finished the bandage.

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