Figure 6-5. Applying a spiral reverse wrap.
d. Unwind about six inches of bandage from the roll.
e. Give the roll a half-twist so the bandage is directed downward (see figure
6-5 C). The upper edge of the turn should be parallel to the lower edge of the previous
turn and overlap it by two-thirds of its width. The wrap continues in the same direction
(figure shows counterclockwise).
f. Carry the roll around the limb and back. The bandage should be at about the
same location as the half-twist, but higher.
g. Repeat steps c, d, e, and f to apply another layer of bandage using the spiral
h. Continue applying the bandage using the spiral reverse technique. The turns
should be in line and uniform as shown in figure 6-5 D.
i. When you reach the top of the area to be bandaged, secure the bandage with
a circular wrap.
j. Tape, clip, or tie the end of the bandage (see figure 6-5 D).