Flashcards in Bandaging And Splints Deck (19):
Fluid escaping from the blood vessels with high protein content.
What is the purpose of bandages.
To promote healing, minimize edema around incisions, protect wound, keep the wound clean and warm and absorb exudate
What supplies are needed for bandages?
2" tape, tongue depressor, telfa pad, roll cotton, gauze, elasticon, vet wrap, splint or cottonette.
What are the three layers of bandaging?
Primary/contact layer, secondary/conforming layer, tertiary/holding and protective layer
What is the purpose of the primary layer?
In direct contact with the wound to absorb exudate
What is the purpose of the secondary layer?
Padding the wound, absorbent
What is the purpose of the tertiary layer?
Holding bandage in place but allows air transfer
What toes must be exposed?
The two middle
What do we use the two middle toes for?
To access color, warmth and swelling
What are casts used for?
To stabilize fractures
What are common bandages and splints?
Robert jones, modified Robert jones, chest/abdominal bandage, distal limb splints
What are other types of bandages?
Aural hematoma bandage or ear crop
What is a Robert jones bandage used for?
Temporary immobilization of fractures distal to the elbow or stifle before surgery which extends one joint above and one below
What is the difference between a Robert jones and modified Robert jones?
Cast padding is used for the secondary layer in MRJ instead of roll cotton
What are the three layers of a chest or abdominal bandage?
Primary layer, cast padding then vet wrap
What fractures does a distal limb splint cover?
Distal radius or ulna, carpus, tarsus, metacarpal or tarsal, phalanges
What monitoring is needed for aftercare?
Change of bandage every 2-3 days, toes and wetness monitored
What abnormalities happen after bandaging and splinting?
Swelling, cold toes, blue toes, foul odor from tissue damage, areas of chafing, moist bandages