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How To Apply A Face Bandage

Updated on July 19, 2016

This is a step by step guide in applying a bandage on the face or back of the head should a victim encounter burns on said are.

Bear in mind that burns can lead to infection and obviously it is very important that the face or back of the head or any area of the body burned should be covered to prevent possible infection or lessen the risk of infection.

This hub will guide you on how to apply a face bandage or back of the head bandage in cases of burns.

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Step By Step Guide on Applying a Face Bandage

Insure that the bandage is clean before applying considering that the last thing that we want to do is add more probability of infection. Once you have the bandage, fold the bandage on the base at least one and a half (1 1/2) inch at least twice (figure 1)


Place the folded base on the front of the face just below the chin. Prior to applying advise the victim to place at least three (3) fingers on the chin area. This will create an allowance for the nose and mouth for breathing (figure 2)


Once in place, grab the points of the bandage and bring the points to the back of the head (figure 3). Make and overhand on the back of the head with the points of the bandage. Do insure that the apex is not covered by the overhand and do not apply the overhand tightly. (figure 4)


From there bring the points back to the front and make a square not just below the chin of the victim. Just over the three finger allowance (figure 5)


Once the square knot is in place, simply insert the square knot on the folded base for housekeeping.


You go to the back and fold the edges of the bandages outside. This will provide some ventilation. Grab the apex and make an overhand (figure 6), afterwhich, insert the apex inside for housekeeping (ifgure 7)

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    • DarleneMarie profile image

      DarleneMarie 8 years ago from USA

      Very well illustrated!

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      Carmen 8 years ago

      Very useful article and guide.