f. Wrap the limb in a spiral manner (figure 2-27 B) for a couple of turns.
g. Make a spiral reverse turn (figure 2-27 C).
Place your thumb on the upper edge of the bandage and hold firmly.
(2) Turn the bandage down over the thumb and toward the lower edge of
the previous turn.
Cover about half of the previous lap and continue the turn.
h. Continue making spiral reverse turns until the entire portion of the limb has
been wrapped. Keep the bandage tight enough to apply pressure to the limb, but not
tight enough to impair blood circulation.
i. Secure the wrap with two circular turns at the top of the limb portion being
bandaged. Then tape, clip, or tie the end of the bandage in a position that is easy to
reach (figure 2-27 D).
j. Check circulation below the bandage. If blood circulation was not impaired
before the bandage was applied but has become impaired, loosen the bandage and
apply the bandage again.
Figure 2-27. Applying a reverse spiral bandage to a lower leg.