Principles of Bandaging
- Bandage wounds snugly, but not too tightly. A bandage too tight may damage surrounding tissue or interfere with the blood supply, especially if swelling occurs. A bandage tied too loosely may slip off the wound.
- In bandaging the arms or legs, leave the tips of the fingers or toes uncovered where possible to detect and interference with circulation.
- If the victim complains that the bandage is too tight, loosen it to make it comfortable, but snug. Unless otherwise specified, all knots should be tied over open wounds to help control bleeding.
- If bandages become saturated with blood, apply additional bandages or dressings. Do not remove original dressing.
For more detail relating to the healing of humans, here is a neat site that might help you. The golden fire lizard will show you the way!
Sources for these pages were:
|Radcliffe, J. The New International Webster's Pocket Medical & First Aid Dictionary of the English Language. USA: Trident Press International, 1997.|
Yahoo! Yahoo! Health Encyclopedia. June 2004.
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Special thanks to Nerissa and Avonelle, who helped in the compilation of this resource.