to the base, about 10 inches. Place the bandage, points up, under the arm on the injured side. Tie the two points on top of the shoulder. Fold the base to the desired width, carry the ends around the chest, and tie on the opposite side (fig. 4-37).
Figure 4-37.-Triangular bandage for the side of the chest.
TRIANGULAR BANDAGE FOR FOOT. This bandage is used to retain large compresses on the foot. After the compresses are applied, place the foot in the center of a triangular bandage and carry the point over the ends of the toes and over the upper side of the foot to the ankle. Fold in excess bandage at the side of the foot, cross the ends, and tie in a square knot in front (fig. 4-38).
TRIANGULAR BANDAGE FOR HAND. This bandage is used to retain large dressings on 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 (fig. 4-38).
Figure 4-38.Triangular bandage for the foot or hand.
To make a cravat bandage, bring the point of the triangular bandage to the middle of the base