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Triangular Bandage

Updated on July 22, 2016

Triangular Bandage

A triangular Bandage is a piece of clothing material that can be utilized in an emergency. Among all the bandages, it practically is the most readily available since you can convert any clothing material into a triangular bandage in the event of an emergency.

Among the many purposes of the triangular bandages are the following:

  • to hold the dressing in place
  • to prevent infection
  • for direct pressure
  • for armsling
  • to hold splints together

CLICK HERE for splinting guidelines.

Types of Bandages

There are different types of bandages. These can be applied to different areas. Some of them are utilized for specific reasons. Some of these are the following:

  • Elastic Bandage
  • Roller Bandage
  • Self Adhering Roller Bandage
  • Roller Bandage
  • Gauze Rollers
  • Adhesive Tapes
  • Triangular Bandage

From among the different types of bandages available, the triangular bandage is widely use considering that these type of bandages can easily be secured out of any clothing material. May it be at home, or in the office or practically anywhere.

If you can recall during the scouting days, our scarf was in a form of a triangle. This is because our scarf has a double purpose. It can also be utlized as a bandage.

The different types of bandages above are of course very useful. However, this could not be available all the time considering that an accident or emergency may happen anytime even on the most unexpected places. This is therefore the reason why the triangular bandages are the most popular among them.

Aside from its availability, the triangular bandages can be applied to almost all areas. From head to foot, you can always maneuver the bandage in such a way that it can be useful.

There is also no problem in so far as sizes considering that the triangular bandage can easily be folded into differents sizes in order to apply to different areas of the body. May the patient be an adult a child or an infant, triangular bandages can always be applied.

Watch out for my hubs on the different applications of the triangular bandages.


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      JPSO138 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      Hi DDE, thanks for the appreciation and for the comment. I believe that this is also important to know. That is why this knowledge is even incorporated during scouting days.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Triangular Bandage interesting, informative, and useful.

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      JPSO138 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      Thank you very much for the appreciation. I am teaching this to my students in first aid training.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      This is valuable information and could save a life in an emergency situation. Thank you!

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      Mariel 6 years ago

      Tnx sir!

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      Letecia M.Salvador 6 years ago

      hello sir, tanx for sharing a very informative guidelines concerning bandaging.regards to your family as well as your co-trainers..more power and God bless.

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      romelio 6 years ago


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      rhosda ajid 7 years ago

      im very in doing this and yet it is also related in my course,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i enjoy it...

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      yhang 7 years ago

      nice i've learn something about bandaging

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      JPSO138 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      Hi Rox, I have already receive communication from the institute that new guidelines will be released by October (2010). I suggest that you join our network as a member to received updates... here is the url of

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      Romma Abiog 7 years ago

      very useful, and informative. i'm glad i found this site. thanx

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      rox 7 years ago

      sir, just want to ask if there are updates regarding the 2005 guidelines of CPR?or still the same?i was one of the students in CHP...thanx

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      hi................ helo;w 8 years ago

      hi hellow po............. muzta

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      anjana 8 years ago

      i do like dis ofscorse..............but a litle scared of blood!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Andrew 8 years ago

      Wow, you certainly have great experience. Thanks for sharing this information. Very interesting.

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      Jerico 8 years ago

      I hope you will be able to come up with guidelines on the different applications soon. It would be nice to follow your hub as a guide....

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      JPSO138 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      I worked as a Paramedic-Firefighter for 13 years. I do conduct trainings on Emergency Care Courses such as First aid and CPR. Thanks for your comment.

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      Hammerj 8 years ago from Cebu City

      this is nice..i learn something for this lesson..but sad to say i am scared of bloods...hope you understand im not used to it..can i ask you if you are practicing on this, or you are a doctor or a nurse...?