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What is the primary reasons to use bandaging?
Promote healing
Prevent contamination
Prevent hematomas
Immobilize wound
Minimize swelling
Absorb exudate
There are 6 listed
What are the three main layers of a bandage
Primary contact layer
Absorbent/secondary layer
Tertiary layer
1) What is the first layer of bandaging called?
2) What are the three parts that can be involved?
1) Primary contact layer
2) a) Adherent
b) Nonadherent
c) Occlusive
There are three part to question #2
1) What is the adherent layer used for?
2) What are the types of bandages that can be used?
1) Used if debridement is needed
2) a)dry to dry
b) wet to dry
There is 2 parts to question #2
Whey would you use a dry to dry bandage?
To remove debris and dead tissue that adheres to the bandage
Why would you use a wet to dry bandage?
Used to rehydrate and loosen dried tissue adn loosen thick exudate
What are some items you can use for the adherent layer?
Stack of gauze pads
Diaper
Cotton
1)When would you use a Nonadherent layer?
2)What layer of a bandage is this?
1) Healthy granulation tissue is present
2) Primary layer
What is a material can you use for a Nonadherent layer?
Telfa pads coated with petroleum based antibiotic
When would you use an occlusive layer?
On wounds that do not have a lot of discharge
When monitoring of wound is necessary
What are some materials you can use for the Absorbent layer of a bandage?
Cotton Roll
Cast padding
Roll Gauze
Why is the absorbent layer used?
Absorb discharge
Holds primary layer in place
Add support to bandage
What layer is the absorbent layer?
second
What materials can you use for the Tertiary layer?
Roll vet wrap
Elsaticon
Tape
Whay is the Tertiary layer used?
Hold bandage together
Hold bandage in place
Protection
What layer is the Tertiary layer?
Third (Last)
What are the steps of applying a bandage?
1) Apply stirrups
2) Primary layer to wound
3) secondary layer padding
4) Roll gauze
5) Splint if needed
6) Reflect stirrups & stick to bandage
7) Apply protective layer
Where are Robert Jones Bandages used?
Below the elbow or stifle prior to surgery
Why are Robert Jones Bandages used
Support fractures prior to surgery
Between what layers would you place a splint?
Between Secondary & Tertiary layer
What can splints be made from?
Tongue depressors
Aluminum
Plastic
Cast material
Why are slings used?
Prevent weight bearing on a limb
Where is the Ehmer used?
Hind Leg
Hip lucation
Where is the Velpeau Sling used?
Front leg
Why are cast used?
To stabilize fractures
Distal to the elbow and stifle
What are casts typically made of?
What layer would it be considered?
Fiberglass
Tertiary
When would you NOT use a cast?
Over an open wound
On a Severly swollen limb
What do you monitor for when using a bandage?
1) Check toes daily
a) Warm
b) Normal color
c) Not swollen
2) Dry
3) Clean
4) Odor
5) Chafing
6) Not chewed