piece of material used either to support a medical device such as a dressing or splint
A bandage is strip of cloth or other material that is used to stop and absorb blood from wounds.
In common speech, the word "bandage" is often used to mean a dressing, though technically the two are different things.
How to apply a bandageEdit
See these links:
- How to apply a bandage in a figure of 8 around an ankle. (YouTube)
- How to apply a bandage in circular style around a wrist. (YouTube)
- How to apply a compression bandage for lymphedema. Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine