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Wound: bandage

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Alison King


Introduction

Uses

  • Bandages may be used in veterinary practice for a variety of reasons. 
  • Some examples: 
    • To hold a primary dressing Wound: primary dressing in place. 
    • To provide support to/limit movement of a limb. 
    • To apply pressure to reduce swelling or hemorrhage. 
    • To prevent patient interference.

Disadvantages

  • Bandaging is not without risk. Minor injuries such as bandage rubs can occur relatively easily. Bandages also have the potential to cause significant and serious injury including ischemic injury and in extreme cases can lead to loss of a limb.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Gold Standard Bandaging (2014) Calder Veterinary Nursing Journal 29 (6), 198-202. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vnj.12148
  • Ischaemic Bandage Injuries: A case series and review of the literature. (2000) Anderson D M & White R A S. 
  • Manual of Canine and Feline Wound Management and Reconstruction. (1999) Fowler D & Williams J M (eds), BSAVA, Cheltenham.

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