The BV Elastic Bandage is used for support and relief dressings and for securing other bandages. The bandage has consistent elasticity and good skin tolerance. The bandage is sterilizable and non-slipping, and is also made of cotton, polyamide and polyurethane. The construction when stretched is 33 threads / sq.cm, and the stretched length of the bandage is 5m. Elongation is >80% and the approximate weight when stretched is 63g / sq.m, and the bandages come individually wrapped in cellophane.
Size: 6cm x 5m.
- 6cm x 5m
- 8cm x 5m
- 10cm x 5m
- 15cm x 5m
The BV Elastic Bandage is used as a support or relief dressings and for securing other bandages.
• Select a bandage that wraps the affected body part completely but isn’t excessively long – generally, use a narrower bandage for wrapping the foot, lower leg, hand, or arm and a wider bandage for the thigh.
• Examine the area to be wrapped
• If wrapping the elastic bandage on someone else, explain what you are going to do
• Position the patient with the body part to be bandaged in normal functioning position to promote circulation and prevent deformity and discomfort
• Apply the bandage so that two skin surfaces don’t remain in contact when wrapped – place gauze pads or absorbent cotton as needed between skin surfaces, such as between toes and to prevent skin irritation
• Hold the bandage with the roll facing upward in one hand and the free end of the bandage in the other hand.
• Hold the bandage roll close to the part being bandaged to ensure even tension and pressure
• Unroll the bandage as you wrap the body part in a spiral or spiral-reverse method – do not unroll the entire bandage before wrapping because this could produce uneven pressure, which interferes with blood circulation and cell nourishment
• Overlap each layer of bandage by one-half to two-thirds the width of the strip
• Begin wrapping at the most distal part and work proximally to promote venous return
• Wrap firmly but not too tightly
• As you wrap, ensure that the bandage feels comfortable – loosen if uncomfortable
• When wrapping an extremity, anchor the bandage initially by circling the body part twice.
• To prevent the bandage from slipping out of place on the foot, wrap it in a figure eight around the foot, the ankle, and then the foot again before continuing – the same technique works on any joint, such as the knee, wrist, or elbow.