How to Bandage a Hand


How to Bandage a Hand. We use our hands for almost everything we
do, so having an injured appendage is, well, less than handy. Dress it now and you’ll be able to handle
most anything that comes your way. You will need A 2- to 3-inch-wide bandage
Binding clips or adhesive tape and gauze (optional). Step 1. If the hand is bleeding, clean and dress the
wound before bandaging it. If the hand will be bandaged a long time,
place rolled-up gauze between the fingers to keep moisture from gathering between them. Step 2. With the victim’s hand palm up in front of
you, place the end of the bandage on the inside of the wrist and wrap it around the wrist
twice. Step 3. Turn the victim’s hand palm down and bring
the bandage diagonally across the back of the hand so its upper edge passes just below
the pinky nail. Step 4. Bring the bandage across the ring, middle,
and index fingers, making sure to leave the fingertips exposed. Step 5. Bring the bandage diagonally across the palm
of the hand toward the outside of the wrist, completing a figure eight around the hand. Step 6. Repeat this figure eight a few times, staggering
the position of the bandage so it doesn’t bunch up on each pass. Step 7. Use the binding clips found in the bandage
packaging—or apply a strip of adhesive tape—to keep the bandage in place. Step 8. To make sure you haven’t impaired the victim’s
circulation, squeeze the tip of a finger on the bandaged hand and gauge how long it takes
for its color to return. If it takes longer than 3 seconds, undo the
bandage and redo it with a little more slack. Did you know Including the wrist, there are
27 bones in the hand.

33 thoughts on “How to Bandage a Hand

  1. @senns999 Yes, it is indeed possible to tie a bandage off if you don't have anything to seal it. You can tie it off instead.
    What you do, is leave a piece of the bandage free. (The length depends on the thickness of the limb being bandaged), cut it in half lengthways and tie the two halves in a knot. (this stops it tearing further when you tie it off.) You then take the two ends round the limb again and tie it off with a reef knot, then tuck the ends in making sure they don't press on the wound.

  2. i have to cus my dad fucking took a metal pole and beat me with it and hit me in the hand 3 times i want fucking foster parents now

  3. 27 bones in the hand? Adult, juvenile, or what? What makes me wonder is that one has about 300 bones at birth, while he or she is done to 206 by adulthood.

  4. I'm a kid and I don't have any of that so does my mom have any of it so I just cleaned it and put some Neosporin on it and bandage it but it wasn't like a serious injury just like a just to be clear left side of my pam

  5. If you're going to do this, make sure you assess PMSC (Pulse, Movement, Sensory, and Circulation) before and after you apply the wrap.

  6. My son tripped and fell last night, and got a very deep gash on the pinky side of his hand, on the literal SIDE of it. Had to take him to ER for stitches, and now today i have to change the dressing on his hand. Im so friggin scared to do this right now, and wish my husband could help me, but he's at work.

    But, thanks for the video. Holding him still to get the old bandages off will be the real challenge, i think. Now, at least i know how to replace the wrappings. ๐Ÿ˜•

  7. Gauze is not optional when applying a common bandage. A bandage does NOT stop bleeding it holds the gauze in place applying a bandage without a gauze can make the situation worse by causing medical professionals to take of the bandage before treating the wound and may lead to infection (this does not apply for thick pressure bandages It does apply for common roller bandages as shown in this video)

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