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Dressings Bandages

When dressing covers an open wound-it touches the wound. Whenever possible, a dressing should be sterile. If a sterile dressing is not available, use
a clean cloth (handkerchief, washcloth, towel), larger than the wound, thick, soft, and compressible so pressure is evenly distributed over the wound,lint - free
The purpose of a dressing is to:
. control bleeding
. prevent infection and contamination
. absorb blood and fluid drainage
. protect the wound from further injury

Types of Dressings
. Gauze pads are used for small wounds

They come in separately wrapped packages of vari0us sizes (eg, 2 inches square; 4 inches square) and are sterile, unless the package is broken. Some gauze pads have a special coating to keep them from sticking to the wound and are especially helpful for burns or wounds secreting fluids.
. Adhesive strips are used for small cuts and abrasions and are a combination of both a sterile dressing and a bandage . Trauma dressings are made of large, thick, absorbent, sterile materials . Individually wrapped sanitary napkins can serve because of their bulk and absorbency, but they usually are not sterile.

Applying a Sterile Dressing

Wear medical exam gloves whenever possible. Use a dressing large enough to extend beyond the wound's edges. Hold the dressing by a corner. Place the dressing directly over the wound. Do not slide it on. Cover the dressing with one of the types of band ages referenced below.


DRESSINGS AND BANDAGES

Gauze pads


Adhesive strips


Trauma dressings
DO NOT touch any part of the wound or an of the dressings that will be in contact with wound.

Bandages

A bandage can be used to:
. hold a dressing in place over an open wound                                                   . apply direct pressure over a dressing to control bleeding
. prevent or reduce swelling
. provide support and stability for an extremit joint

 A bandage should be clean but need not be sterile


DO NOT bandage so tightly as to restrict the circulation. Always check the extremity's joint. If you cannot feel the pulse, loosen the bandage
DO NOT bandage so loosely that the dressing will slip. This is the most common bandaging error. Bandages tend to stretch after a short time.
DO NOT cover fingers or toes unless they all injured. They need to be observed for color changes due to impaired circulation.

Signs that a bandage is too tight:
. blue tinge to the fingernails or toenails
. blue or pale skin color
. tingling or loss of sensation
. coldness of the extremity
. inability to move the fingers or toes

Types of Bandages
There are four basic types of bandages:
. Roller bandages come in various widths ,lengths and types of material. For best results, use different  widths for different body areas

. 1-inch width for fingers
. 2-inch width for wrists, hands, feet
. 3-inch width for elbows, arms
. 4- or 6-inch width for ankles, knees, legs
These can be self-adhering, conforming bandages

 that come as rolls of slightly elastic, gauzelike material in various widths. They can also be gauze rollers made of cotton. These are rigid and nonelastic. Another type of roller bandage is an elastic roller bandage used for compression on sprains, strains, and contusions. Elastic bandages are not usually applied over dressings to cover a wound.
When commercial roller bandages are unavailable, you can improvise bandages from neckties or strips of cloth torn from a sheet or other similar material.
Triangular bandages are available commercially or can be made from a 36- to 40-inch square of preshrunk cotton muslin material that is cut diagonally from corner to corner to produce two triangular pieces of cloth. The longest side is called the base; the corner directly across from the base is the point, the other two corners are called ends. A triangular bandage may be applied two ways:
. As a cravat (folded triangular bandage). The point is folded to the center of the base and folded in half again from the top to the base



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