Apply dressing of choice to the limb. Before applying dressing under 4 LB, refer to manufacturer’s instructions for use under compression prior to application. Secure it using
Layer 1 : Do not use if pouch is opened or damaged. Remove from the pack with sterile forceps and apply over the wound dressing. Hold in place until covered by Layer 2.
Layer 2: Start applying the orthopaedic bandage from the base of the toes to the knee in spiral fashion with 50% overlap. It must always be used under compression bandages. However, care must be taken not to use too much padding as this will increase the limb width significantly.
Layer 3: Apply the light compression bandage in a spiral fashion at 50% extension and 50% overlap, from toe to knee. This is considered to be the second layer of the system. This will flatten the padding layer and aid absorbency of the orthopaedic bandage.
Layer 4: It is essential that the correct technique and pressure is used. Apply from the base of the toes to the knee, using figure of eight technique at 50% extension and 50% overlap. Use tape to secure.