Tips on dressing difficult areas

Tips on dressing

The human body is full of angles, curves, crevices, and other awkward areas. Fortunately, many modern dressings are fully customizable and can be cut to size and shape to fit those difficult-to-dress areas.
 

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Heel

Cut two 2-inch deep, upward-angled incisions on either side of a 6 ¾ x 6 ¾) polyurethane foam sacrum dressing.

Apply the rounder end of the dressing on the bottom of the heel, making sure that the incisions previously made are at the end of the heel.

Apply the rest of the dressing on the back of the heel, making sure that the dressing is flush to the skin. Make edges all around level.

Hand (glove dressing)

Make four equidistant incisions (approximately 0.5 inch deep depending on size of fingers) into the arch of a heel dressing.

Apply the dressing over the hand feeding the fingers through the previously made incisions, making sure that the dressing is snug.

Secure the bottom of the dressing at the base of the palm with transparent dressing making sure that it borders the heel dressing but doesn’t cover it entirely.

Between the toes

Fold a non-adhesive 2x 2 inch dressing in half and make two incisions 0.3-0.7 inches from each other.

Feed the toes through the incisions, making sure that there is enough dressing between each toes.

Apply a transparent dressing that borders but does not cover the non-adhesive dressing.

Elbow

Cut two 2-inch deep, upward-angled incisions on either side of a 6 ¾ x 6 ¾) polyurethane foam sacrum dressing.

Apply the rounder end of the dressing on the back of the elbow, making sure that the incisions previously made are at the end of the elbow.

Apply the rest of the dressing on the rest of the elbow/arm underside, making sure that the dressing is flush to the skin. Make edges all around level.

Finger

Turn a 3 x 3 inch adhesive dressing diagonally and put the finger on the corner edge of the dressing. Use a gentle border dressing on compromised or fragile skin.

Lift dressing over the finger tip, turn over the finger, and secure the corners across the finger.

Make sure that the dressing is flush to the skin (no wrinkles). Make edges all around level.

Toe

Turn a 3 x 3 inch adhesive dressing diagonally and put the toe on the corner edge of the dressing.

Lift dressing over the toe tip, and turn the edges of the dressing across the back of the toe.

Make sure that the dressing is flush to the toe. Make edges all around level.

Underbreast

Cut two slim triangular incisions (approx. 1.5 inch deep) into the width of a 5 x 9 inch adhesive dressing.

Apply the dressing on the skin, lifting the breast if necessary. The incisions will enable the dressing to fit the curvy outline. Deeper incisions are more flexible.

Make sure that the dressing is flush to the skin. Make edges all around level.

No tips of dressing difficult areas would be complete without covering dressing removal:

  • Lift up a small corner of the dressing.
  • Rub a water- or saline-soaked swab across the underside of the dressing to make the adhesive inactive.
  • Repeat the previous two steps across the remainder of the dressing until you lift it away completely.