adhesive bandage

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1. a strip or roll of gauze or other material for wrapping or binding any part of the body.
2. to cover by wrapping with such material. Bandages may be used to stop the flow of blood, absorb drainage, cushion the injured area, provide a safeguard against contamination, hold a medicated dressing in place, hold a splint in position, or otherwise immobilize an injured part of the body to prevent further injury and to facilitate healing.
Application of Bandages. In applying a bandage: (1) If the skin is broken a sterile pad or several thicknesses of sterile gauze should be placed over the wound before tape or bandaging material is applied over the pad to hold it in place. Adhesive tape is never applied directly on a wound. (2) The bandage should not be made so tight that it interferes with circulation. A pressure bandage should be applied only for the purpose of arresting hemorrhage. (3) A bandage does not have to look good to be effective; in an emergency, that the bandage serves its purpose is more important than its appearance.
Ace bandage trademark for a bandage of woven elastic material.
adhesive bandage a sterile compress of layers of gauze or other material, affixed to a fabric or film coated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive.
cravat bandage one made by bringing the point of a triangular bandage to the middle of the base and then folding lengthwise to the desired width.
demigauntlet bandage one that covers the hand, but leaves the fingers uncovered.
Esmarch's bandage a rubber bandage applied upward around a part (from the distal to the proximal part) to expel blood from it; the part is often elevated as the elastic pressure is applied. This is often used in conjunction with a pneumatic tourniquet. Called also Martin bandage.
figure-of-eight bandage one in which the turns cross each other like the figure 8.
gauntlet bandage one that covers the hands and fingers like a glove.
Martin bandage Esmarch's bandage.
plaster bandage a bandage stiffened with a paste of plaster of Paris.
pressure bandage one for applying pressure, for the purpose of arresting hemorrhage; pressure is applied directly over the wound.
recurrent bandage one used on a distal stump, such as that of a finger, toe, or limb, turned lengthwise to cover the end of the stump and secured in place by circular turns.
roller bandage a tightly rolled, circular bandage of varying widths and materials, often prepared commercially. In an emergency, strips may be torn from a sheet or piece of yard goods and rolled. When more than a few inches of length is needed, rolling is essential for quick and clean bandaging.
Scultetus bandage a large rectangular cloth bandage whose ends are split into many tails; the tails overlap each other and are tied or pinned across a compress covering the bandaged area, usually the abdomen.
spiral bandage a roller bandage applied spirally around a limb.
tailed bandage a square piece of cloth cut or torn into strips from the ends toward the center, with as large a center left as necessary. The bandage is centered over a compress on the wound and the ends are then tied separately. A four-tailed bandage is useful for wounds of the nose and chin.
triangular bandage one made by folding or cutting a large square of cloth diagonally. It may form a sling for an injured arm, or can be folded several times into a cravat of any desired width.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ad·he·sive ban·dage

a dressing of plain absorbent gauze affixed to plastic or fabric coated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ad·he·sive ab·sor·bent dress·ing

(ad-hē'siv ab-sōr'bĕnt dres'ing)
A sterile individual dressing consisting of a plain absorbent compress affixed to a film of fabric coated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive.
Synonym(s): adhesive bandage.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

adhesive bandage

A bandage made of adhesive tape.
See also: bandage
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Here's what you need for each kit: Item Qty Per NSN Qty Per Kit Each NSN Iodine 10 packets 6505-00-148-7096 144 Field dressing 3 ea 6510-00-159-4883 1 Field compress 1 ea 6510-00-200-3075 1 Gauze bandage, 3-in x 18-ft 2 ea 6510-00-200-3185 1 Triangle bandage, 37-in x 37-in x 52-in 1 ea 6510-00-201-1755 1 Adhesive bandage 3/4-in x 3-in 18 ea 6510-00-913-7909 300 Rolled elastic bandage, 2-in x 12-ft 1 ea 6510-00-935-5820 10 Surgical tape, 1-in x 54-in 3 ea 6510-01-060-1639 100 Petrolatum gauze, 3-in x 36-in 3 ea 6510-01-112-6414 12 Surgical blade 1 ea 6515-00-754-0426 5 Scissors 1 ea 6515-00-935-7138 1 Exam glove 4 ea 6515-01-364-8554 100 Dental bag 1 ea 6520-00-926-9041 100 Eye dressing 1 ea 6545-00-853-6309 1 Case 1 ea 6545-00-113-3722 1
In the adhesive bandage category that means products that promise to be more comfortable, more flexible and more durable, or that offer advanced wound healing, infection fighting or other qualities.
"Our feedback shows that consumers want a quality adhesive bandage that stays on the skin but doesn't leave a messy residue when removed," Rahner comments.
The brand is so strong in the minds of Brazilians that many people ask for a Band-Aid when treating a scratch or cut instead of asking for an adhesive bandage or plaster.
Instead they just pull off the adhesive bandage they need and apply it to the wound.
A recent addition to the brand is Curad Silver, the first readily available adhesive bandage line to contain silver in the wound pad as a natural antibacterial.
The product is believed to have been the first-ever mass market adhesive bandage to have a specially formulated ointment right on the pad to help prevent infection in minor wounds.
NEW YORK -- Because children tend to fall down, scrape their knees, cut their fingers and get "boo-boos" at a far greater rate than do adults or even teenagers, they have become the focus of a growing number of adhesive bandage marketers' attention.