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How To Bandage a Hand

Watch more How to Give First Aid videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Know the correct way to bandage an injured hand. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Clean & dress wound If the hand is bleeding, clean and dress the wound before bandaging it. Tip If the hand will be bandaged a long time, place rolled-up gauze between the fingers to keep moisture from gathering between them. Step 2: Wrap around wrist With the victim's hand palm up in front of you, place the end of the bandage on the inside of the wrist and wrap it around the wrist twice. Step 3: Bandage diagonally Turn the victim's hand palm down and bring the bandage diagonally across the back of the hand so its upper edge passes just below the pinky nail. Step 4: Bring across fingers Bring the bandage across the ring, middle, and index fingers, making sure to leave the fingertips exposed. Step 5: Complete figure 8 Bring the bandage diagonally across the palm of the hand toward the outside of the wrist, completing a figure eight around the hand. Step 6: Repeat figure 8 Repeat this figure eight a few times, staggering the position of the bandage so it doesn't bunch up on each pass. Step 7: Use binding clips Use the binding clips found in the bandage packaging—or apply a strip of adhesive tape—to keep the bandage in place. Step 8: Check circulation To make sure you haven't impaired the victim's circulation, squeeze the tip of a finger on the bandaged hand and gauge how long it takes for its color to return. If it takes longer than 3 seconds, undo the bandage and redo it with a little more slack. Did You Know? Including the wrist, there are 27 bones in the hand.
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