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chapter 10

What type of dressing is made of large, thick absorbent sterile materials?

trauma dressings

Which of the following would be used as a dressing?

gauze pads

Which of the following would be signs that a bandage is too tight?

blue tinge of nails, blue/pale skin, tingling, coldness of extremity, cant move toes or fingers, pulse cant be felt

Which bandage would be most appropriate for use as a sling?

triangular bandage

Which method of applying a roller bandage can be used to cover a wound of the leg?

spiral method

The most appropriate bandage for sprains and contusions would be:

elastic roller

What is the purpose of a dressing?

control bleeding, prevent infection, absorb blood, protect wound from further injury

What is the purpose of a bandage?

hold dressing in place, apply direct pressure, prevent/reduce swelling, provide support

When applying a sterile dressing, be sure not to

cough, touch, or talk over wound

Which type of dressing is useful for small wounds?

adhesive strips and gauze pads

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