Finger Bandage: Typical Use - Lacerations

 

 

Step 1: Make sure you’re practicing proper BSI procedures.

Doh! 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

tourniquet.

 

Step 6: After several rounds over the bandage with the

roller gauze, start the next pass over the back of the hand

toward the wrist.

 

 

Step 7: Continue around the wrist and then head back

toward the tip of the finger.

 

Step 8: Wrap once or twice around the tip of the finger.

 

Step 9: Head back to the wrist 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 wrist. Tie the two ends of the gauze together in a

bow tie.

 

Completed bandage maintains pressure on the wound and

will not slide off the finger.