in front. For the hand: After the dressings are applied,
place the base of the triangle well up in the palmar
surface of the wrist. Carry the point over the ends of
the fingers and back of the hand well up on the wrist.
Fold the excess bandage at the side of the hand, cross
the ends around the wrist, and tie a square knot in front.
Figure 317 shows the proper application of a
triangular bandage for either the foot or the hand.
CRAVAT BANDAGE.A triangular bandage
can be folded into a strip for easy application during an
emergency. When folded as shown in figure 318, the
bandage is called a cravat. To make a cravat bandage,
bring the point of the triangular bandage to the middle
of the base and continue to fold until a 2-inch width is
obtained. The cravat may be tied, or it may be secured
with safety pins (if the pins are available).
Figure 313.Triangular bandage for the shoulder.