To bandage the right foot and leg, begin by holding the roller bandage in the left hand. Place the free end of the bandage over the inner ankle-bone, and hold it in place with the tip of the thumb or forefinger. Then carry the bandage across the instep to the root of the little toe, and beneath the foot to the ball of the great toe. The bandage must now be taken once more across the instep to the outer ankle-bone, and round the back of the leg until it reaches the commencement of the bandage. The nurse has now made a figure of eight turn round the foot, and this must be repeated in order to fix the bandage firmly. Now it remains to bandage the foot. This is done by taking the bandage again to the root of the little toe and carrying it right round the foot across the base of the toes. As the surface is irregular here,
Bandaging the foot. The nurse is making reverses over the front of the foot to make the bandage lie smoothly reverses may have to be made on the centre of the roots of the toes. Continue this spiral bandage round the foot several times, making reverses in front in order to make the bandage lie smoothly. In five or six turns the ankle is reached, when another figure of eightismade round the ankle and instep thus bringing the bandage above the ankle-joint. Pass up the leg by means of the spiral bandage round and round, each bandage overlapping the one pre-ceeding it by about one-third. On reaching the thicker part of the leg reverse each turn in front of the leg. Then pass up the leg until the knee is reached. Take another figure of eight turn at the knee-joint. This figure of eight bandage has been described in a previous lesson. The bandage is continued above the knee until the thigh is reached.