Conducting training since 2006
The Limb Bandage application is applicable to any limb areas. The step by step guide below however only shows the application on the upper limb. The same steps can be applied when applying to lower limb areas.
Please be advised that a dressing should be applied directly over the wound before applying the bandage. The illustration below shows only the bandaging application without the dressing.
Make an estimated 1/3 length of the bandage and bring that portion towards the patient (figure 1). The other side (2/3 in length) will be our running end while the 1/3 end will be our locking end.
Bring he running end towards the limb of the patient (figure 2).
Roll the running end of the bandage starting away from the patient and head towards the patient (figure 3).
Slightly overlap each side of the bandage as you continue to roll the running end toward the patient (figure 4). You should be able to make 2-3 rolls for standard size adults and 3-4 rolls for children.
As you notice the bandage has been rolled towards the patient and the running end is already short. Make sure you leave an allowance (at least one more roll over the limb) on the running end (figure 5).
Make sure you leave an allowance (at least one more roll over the limb) on the running end (figure 6).
Once in this position with the running end, grab the locking end of the bandage and bring it away from the patients body (figure 8).
Continue to move the running end slightly covering the locking end. At this point it should be making a V position on the limb (figure 9).
Grab each end point of the bandage by spreading out the V position (figure 10) and cross the them over the limb.
Lock the end points together by square knot (figure 11).
The application should look like this when done (figure 12).