Palm Bandage: Typical Use - Lacerations
Step 1: Make sure you’re practicing proper BSI procedures.
Doh! Place a bandage over the wound.
Step 2: Insert a roller into the palm to provide pressure over
Step 3: Make a “Tail” on the roller gauze so the bandage
can be secured and won’t come undone.
Step 4: Wrap around the “Tail” on the first pass and fold
over the “Tail” after the first pass.
Step 5: Wrap over the bent back portion of the “Tail” to
secure the end of the roller gauze.
Step 6: Start a figure 8 bandage around the wrist and over
Step 7: Continue Figure 8 bandaging around the wrist and
over the injury of the palm. Remember to do periodic half
twists of the roller gauze to tighten the bandage. This can
be done over the roller gauze to apply more pressure on the
wound, or over the back of the hand.
Step 8: 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
Completed bandage maintains pressure on the wound and
will not slide off the finger.