Friday, 22 October 2010


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Bandaging Techniques

Each turn encircles the previous one, covering it completely. Use this technique to anchor a bandage.

Each turn partially overlaps the previous one. Use this technique to wrap a long, straight body part or one of increasing circumference.

Anchor the bandage and then reverse direction halfway through each spiral turn. Use this technique to accommodate the increasing circumference of a body part.

Figure eight
Anchor below the joint, and then use alternating ascending and descending turns to form a figure eight. Use this technique around joints.

This technique includes a combination of recurrent and circular turns. Hold the bandage as you make each recurrent turn and then use the circular turns as a final anchor. Use this technique for a stump, a hand, or the scalp.