1. Basic introduction

First Aid bandage

In many cases, you can use an adhesive bandage to cover minor cuts, scrapes, or burns. To cover and protect larger wounds, you might need to apply a clean gauze pad or roller bandage.

To apply a roller bandage to a wound, follow these steps:

  1. Hold the injured area steady.
  2. Gently but firmly wrap the bandage around the injured limb or body part, covering the wound.
  3. Fasten the bandage with sticky tape or safety pins.
  4. The bandage should be wrapped firmly enough to stay put, but not so tightly that it cuts off blood flow.

To check the circulation in a bandaged limb, pinch one of the person’s fingernails or toenails until the color drains from the nail. If color doesn’t return within two seconds of letting go, the bandage is too tight and needs to be adjusted.

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