Calvo Izquierdo participate ANDE 2022

Calvo Izquierdo participate ANDE 2022

We are pleased to inform you that last June 1st until Friday June 3rd we were present at the 32nd NATIONAL NURSING MANAGEMENT NURSES CONFERENCES this year were held in Toledo (Spain), better known as The Imperial City.

We shared experiences with the national health sector, sharing experiences, generating new learning, giving visibility to our products and, of course, we tried among all health sectors a stronger, more compact and at the same time closer health.

 

MEDICA 2021

In our stand we were showing our medical-sanitary products, since they are of great help to the nursing sector at national level.

They were three intensive days of learning and sharing knowledge that help us to grow every day.

 

Thanks to all the health professionals who shared their time with us.

Basic bandaging techniques

Basic bandaging techniques

There are a variety of basic bandaging techniques, and in this post we will explain the most common and basic ones. We will also include some photos of the process of each bandage technique.

Spiral bandaging

In this technique, the bandage is applied obliquely, so that each turn partially overlaps with the previous turn.

It is important to pay attention to the amount of overlap, especially in compression bandages where the number of passes over a point will affect its final compression. By way of example, in this bandaging technique, if we apply the bandage with a 50% overlap, the bandage will pass over the same point twice. If the overlap is 75%, the bandage will pass over the same point three times. 

This widely used bandaging technique should be applied starting from the distal end of the body (the part which is further away from the heart, such as the foot or wrist) to the proximal end of the body (the part closer to the heart). In the case of the leg, for example, bandaging would begin at the base of the toes and go upwards to the knee. Some of the uses of spiral bandaging include compression (such as for venous ulcers), to support dressings, for the attachment of splints and to protect areas from mechanical injuries and infections.

How is a spiral bandage applied?

The application of this bandage on a leg begins by securing the ankle with a figure-of-eight bandage (Image 1 to 4), to continue with the spiral bandage itself (image 5 to 8). If it were on an arm, it would be a similar procedure, the bandage technique would be applied to hold the wrist first,  and then the bandage would be made in a spiral shape.

Image 1: The bandage begins a few centimeters from the most distal area. And it takes one or two laps.

Image 2: A figure eight is made around the ankle avoiding covering the heel.

Image 3: After performing the figure-eight bandage, the heel is covered.

Image 4: Go up to the top of the ankle to start the spiral bandage.

Image 5: Start the spiral bandage with the desired overlap.

Image 6: As can be seen, the overlap must be constant throughout the entire bandage.

Image 7: The bandage will be made for the entire member. In the case of the leg, up to a few cm below the knee.

Image 8: Lastly, if necessary, a couple of strips can be placed to fix the end of the bandage.

Circular bandaging

The circular bandage is a specific case of the spiral bandage. It is applied in such a way that each turn of the bandage overlaps the previous one 100%, or in other words, each turn completely covers the previous one.

This technique is mainly used for prevent and control bleeding. Its use is very specific since, when a 100% bandage overlap is applied, it can generate complications due to a cut in blood circulation.

Vendaje en espiga

This bandaging technique consists of an oblique application to the axis of the limb being bandaged. The bandage is applied at an angle of 30-45 degrees upwards and downwards, so that the first turn is applied upwards and the second downwards. As more and more layers overlap, this generates 30-40% more compression than if the bandage were applied in a spiral. When it comes to the overlap between the wraps of the bandage, this also varies depending on its application, but usually ranges between 50% and 75% overlap.

  • For a 50% overlap, it passes over the same point four times. Double the pressure levels compared to the 50% spiral technique that would go through each point twice.
  • For a 75% overlap, it passes over the same point six times. In this case, it triples the pressure levels compared to the 50% spiral technique.

This technique is used mainly for compressive purposes. To observe how to apply this bandaging technique in practice check the following guidelines.

How is a vendaje en espiga applied?

The application of this bandage begins by fastening the ankle with a figure-eight bandage (Image 1 to 4), to continue with the ascending / descending bandage along the leg (image 5 to 9).

Image 1: We start with the most distal part of the limb to be bandaged.