Binder Application

Binder Application

Also known as self-closures, binders are lengths of cloth or elasticized material that encircle the chest, abdomen, or groin to provide support, keep dressings in place (especially for patients allergic to tape), and reduce edema, tension on wounds and suture lines, and breast engorgement in mothers who aren’t breast-feeding. Binders also promote patient comfort and the healing process. Typically, cloth binders are fastened with safety pins, and elasticized binders are fastened with Velcro.

Preparation of Equipment

Measure the area that the binder must fit, and obtain the proper size and type of binder from the central supply department.

Jul 21, 2016 | Posted by in NURSING | Comments Off on Binder Application

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