The Three Stages of Bandaging

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The tertiary layer is the application of a bandage to hold the first two layers in place and apply additional pressure and protection 750x440 - The Three Stages of Bandaging

The tertiary layer is the application of a bandage to hold the first two layers in place and apply additional pressure and protection 150x100 - The Three Stages of BandagingBandaging plays an important role in wound management, particularly when it involves the lower leg. When applying a bandage to a wound, there are three main layers that should be used to help provide protection and facilitate healing.

The Primary Layer

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The primary layer is a wound dressing that is placed on top of the wound

The primary layer is in direct contact with the wound and provides protection and absorption. A low-adherent dressing can be placed onto the wound or on top of a wound hydrogel and prevents additional trauma upon dressing removal whilst absorbing any exudates.

The secondary Layer

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The secondary layer is to protect the wound and control any swelling

The main function of the secondary layer is to protect the wound and control any swelling, and often comes in the form of a layer of padding over the primary layer. Veterinary Gamgee® is highly absorbent and uniform in thickness making it ideal for this purpose. When applying, smooth down to ensure there are no creases or folds.

The Tertiary Layer

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The tertiary layer is the application of a bandage to hold the first two layers in place and apply additional pressure and protection

The third, tertiary layer is the application of a bandage itself and is used not only to hold the first two layers in place but to apply additional pressure and protection. A coheshive bandage such as Equiwrap® is ideal, making sure that it is applied with even pressure and a 50% overlap. Remember firm but unrestrictive application is key.

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