-sprained Ankle Bandage

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Strip of material such as gauze to protect, compress or support a wound or an injured body part

TYPES OF BANDAGE

1. *Roller Bandage*
-made of self-adhering material which is slightly elastic and gauze like * Gauze rollers-more rigid; made of cotton
* Elastic rollers-used in injuries requiring compression
2. *Triangular Bandage*
-can be applied in two ways: *fully-opened-used as arm slings
*cravat-binder placed around victim’s body; stabilize an injured arm in a sling, apply pressure 3. *Adhesive Tapes*
-used to secure roller bandages or small dressings in place
4. *Adhesive Strips*
-For small cuts or abrasions
-as dressing an bandage

PARTS OF TRIANGULAR BANDAGE
* Base
* Sides
* Apex or Vertex

BANDAGING CAN ALSO BE CLASSIFIED AS:
1. * Cravat Phase*
* Cheek-ear-jaw bandage
* Palm pressure bandage
* Sprained ankle bandage: shoe on
* Sprained ankle bandage: shoe off
* Forearm bandage
* Foreleg bandage
* Shoulder bandage
* Forehead bandage
* Cuff sling
2.*Figure- of- eight*
3.*Close and Open Spiral*
4.*Ear-cheek-chin*
5.*Open phase*:
* Head or scalp bandage
* Face bandage
* Chest bandage
* Arm sling
* Hand bandage
* Foot bandage

DO’S AND DON’T S IN BANDAGING
DO’S
-discard a dressing and use a fresh one if it slips over the victim’s skin -use dressing that is large enough to extend at least one inch and beyond the degree of wound -if the bandage is over a joint, splint and make a bulky dressing so the joint remains immobilized -use a sterile or clean material

-bandage should be securely tied or fastened
-place body part to be bandaged in the position in which it is to be kept

DON’T S
-do not use dressing or bandage that won’t stick if body tissue or organs are exposed -do not fit bandage too loose or too tight
*too tight- it results to...
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