and continue to fold until a 2 inch width is ob-
tained (fig. 4-39).
CRAVAT BANDAGE FOR HEAD. This
bandage is useful to control bleeding from wounds
of the scalp or forehead. After placing a compress
over the wound, place the center of the cravat over
the compress and carry the ends around to the
opposite side; cross them, continue to carry them
around to the starting point, and tie in a square
CRAVAT BANDAGE FOR EYE. After ap-
plying a compress to the affected eye, place the
center of the cravat over the compress and on a
slant so that the lower end is inclined downward.
Bring the lower end around under the ear on the
opposite side. Cross the ends in back of the head,
bring them forward, and tie them over the com-
press (fig. 4-40).
CRAVAT BANDAGE FOR TEMPLE,
CHEEK, OR EAR. After a compress is applied
to the wound, place the center of the cravat over
it and hold one end over the top of the head, carry
the other under the jaw and up the opposite side,
over the top of the head, and cross them at right
angles over the temple on the injured side. Con-
tinue one end around over the forehead and the
other around the back of the head to meet over
Figure 4-39.Cravat bandage.
Figure 4-40.-Cravat bandage for the eye.
the temple on the uninjured side. Tie the ends in
a square knot. This bandage is also called a
Modified Barton (fig. 4-41).
CRAVAT BANDAGE FOR ELBOW OR
KNEE. After applying the compress, and if the
injury or pain is not too severe, bend the elbow
or knee to a right angle position before applying
the bandage. Place the middle of a rather wide
cravat over the point of the elbow or knee, and
carry the upper end around the upper part of the
elbow or knee, bringing it back to the hollow, and
the lower end entirely around the lower part,
bringing it back to the hollow. See that the ban-
dage is smooth and fits snug; then tie in a square
knot outside of the hollow (fig. 4-42).
CRAVAT BANDAGE FOR ARM OR
LEG. The width of the cravat you use will de-
pend upon the extent and area of the injury. For
a small area, place a compress over the wound
and center the cravat bandage over the compress.
Bring the ends around in back, cross them, and
tie over the compress. For a small extremity it may
be necessary to make several turns around to use
all the bandage for tying. If the wound covers a
larger area, hold one end of the bandage above
the compress and wind the other end spirally
downward across the compress until it is secure,
then upward and around again, and tie a knot
where both ends meet (fig. 4-43).