Elbow Figure 8 Bandage: Typical Use - Lacerations
Step 1: Make sure you’re practicing proper BSI procedures.
Place a bandage over the wound.
Step 2: Make a “Tail” on the roller gauze so the bandage
can be secured and won’t come undone.
Step 3: Wrap around the “Tail” on the first pass and fold
over the “Tail” after the first pass.
Step 4: Wrap over the bent back portion of the “Tail” to
secure the end of the roller gauze.
Step 5: Periodically put “half twists” in the roller gauze to
make the bandage tighter and snug on the finger. Always
try to wrap starting distal to proximal to avoid creating a
Step 6: After the gauze is fully secured, make sure the
bandage is secured and direct pressure is applied by
wrapping over the dressing.
Step 7: Begin a “figure 8 pattern” wrapping around the arm
in a figure 8 pass.
Step 8: Continue the figure 8 wrapping and half twists to
tighten the bandage.
Step 9: Release the remainder of the gauze and wrap part
back under the arm in order to tie off the roller gauze.
Step 10: Tie off the roller gauze by opening up the
remainder of the roller gauze and making a loop under
the arm. Tie the two ends of the gauze together in a
Completed bandage maintains pressure on the wound and
will not slide off the arm.