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Safe Soft Bandaging

It is RUH hospital policy to remove all compression bandaging during an inpatient stay due to the increased risk of pressure ulcer development and a safe soft bandage to be applied.

Safe soft bandaging is not compression and when applied correctly can be done by all healthcare professionals.

Safe soft bandaging is used:

Watch our video

A 3-minute video has been produced to aid in the application of a safe soft bandage. This video is to be used in conjunction with the following RUH PDF documents:

Protocol for Managing Leg Ulcers

Care of Common Skin & Tissue Viability Problems

Safe Soft Bandaging Technique

Further information

For further advice please contact the relevant RUH specialist:

*lymphorrhoea (the leakage of lymphatic  fluid through the skin) can occur when there is an acute oedema or an exacerbation of existing oedema, when the rate of swelling is greater than the rate the skin is able to stretch (Ling et al 1997). Lymphorrhea may increase the risk of infection, have a negative impact on wound healing and increase hospital length of stay.

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