In spiral reverse bandage, the bandage is tightened as it progresses up the arm or leg

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The method for applying the bandage is to anchor the bandage at the wrist or ankle and it is continued up the arm or leg in a closed spiral turn.

Triangular bandage

Triangular bandages are useful first- aid items and they consist of pieces of calico, linen, 40 inches square in size and cut across the centre from one corner to another, each half forming a triangular bondage. It is used as follows-
1. As a `whole -cloth' or unfolded: The triangular is spread out to its full extent.
2. Broad fold bandage: Here the point is carried to the middle of the base, and then the bandage is folded again in the same direction.
3. Narrow- fold bandage: A broad fold is folded again,long edge is folded again, long edge to long edge.

Spiral reverse bandage

In spiral reverse bandage, the bandage is tightened as it progresses up the arm or leg. By turning the bandage over, it is secured. If the spiral reverse is not used on the lower arm, the bandage becomes loose and hence cannot serve the desired purpose. The method for applying the bandage is to anchor the bandage at the wrist or ankle and it is continued up the arm or leg in a closed spiral turn. Over the taper portion, the bandage is turned over (reversed) at each turn.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
8th Sep 2013 (#)

Thank you for sharing this note

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