How to Bandage an Elbow


How to Bandage an Elbow. Bandaging an injured elbow is simply logical:
if you physically compress the area, it won’t be able to swell as it might if left to its
own devices. It’s also a pretty simple process. You will need A 2- to 3-inch wide bandage
Binding clips or adhesive tape Soap and water (optional) Disposable gloves (optional) and
dressing (optional). Step 1. Place the tail end of the bandage on the inside
of the arm, just below the elbow, and wrap it around the arm twice to secure the bandage. You want it tight enough to apply pressure
but to not cut off circulation. Have the victim bend the elbow slightly if
they can do so without causing further pain or injury. This positioning will make the bandaging easier. Step 2. Wrap upward, winding the bandage diagonally
from the elbow toward the bicep. Step 3. When you reach the elbow, wrap a figure-eight
pattern around the elbow so the X, or middle, of the figure eight is on the inside of your
elbow, then continue upward. Step 4. When you reach the bicep, finish the bandage
by completing two turns directly over one another, just like at the beginning, without
moving the position of the bandage. Step 5. Use the binding clips found in the bandage
packaging—or apply a strip of adhesive tape—to keep the bandage in place. Avoid anything that might increase swelling
in the first 48 hours after an injury, like a hot shower or drinking alcohol. Step 6. Check for circulation by squeezing the tip
one of the fingers on the injured arm and see how long it takes for color to come back
to the fingertip. If it takes longer than 3 seconds, unravel
the bandage and redo it a little looser this time. Did you know The funny bone is not a bone
at all, but a nerve that runs along the ulna, one of the two major bones in the forearm.