TED Hose Application

  1. 1
    The small opening in the hose does go on the bottom of the foot (ball of foot) correct? In this way the top of the toes are fully covered.

    In class some students put the hole at the TOP of the toes but then this left the reinforced heel section also on top of the ankle, not on the heel. This can't be right, is it?
    imafostermom likes this.
  2. 27 Comments so far...

  3. 1
    I've got it. I finally found a website that showed step by step and yes, the small opening goes on the ball of the foot, not on top as my classmates were doing.



    Question #2: Do the seams go on the outside away from the patient's body? "Seams" (ha ha) to me that would be best as it would not apply as much pressure on the skin in these areas. Seams are at the top calf part and around the smaller hole (ball of foot).

    P.S. Won't you all be glad when I finally pass my skills test!
    Last edit by ecmb on Jul 23, '08
    imafostermom likes this.
  4. 2
    Seams go out and the reinforced heal has to match up with the patient's heal.
    imafostermom and ecmb like this.
  5. 1
    I work at a hospital and i always thought the hole was for the toes???
    imafostermom likes this.
  6. 1
    Do any two people in the world agree on this?

    I just found out from an instructor who TEACHES nursing assistants:

    1. The small hole near the toes goes ON TOP of the toes. This
    is so you can visually check the toes for circulation.

    The small hole does NOT go on the ball of the foot
    and
    NOT on the ends with the toes sticking out

    2. As far as the seams go, it doesn't matter if they're against the skin
    or not. The seams are not bulky.

    So just one more opinion. My guess is that these hose are being applied in many different ways throughout the country.
    imafostermom likes this.
  7. 2
    Quote from ecmb
    Do any two people in the world agree on this?

    I just found out from an instructor who TEACHES nursing assistants:

    1. The small hole near the toes goes ON TOP of the toes. This
    is so you can visually check the toes for circulation.

    The small hole does NOT go on the ball of the foot
    and
    NOT on the ends with the toes sticking out

    2. As far as the seams go, it doesn't matter if they're against the skin
    or not. The seams are not bulky.

    So just one more opinion. My guess is that these hose are being applied in many different ways throughout the country.
    the hole goes wherever it lands when you put the HEEL were it belongs...i do think they are made different by different companies
    ecmb and imafostermom like this.
  8. 1
    http://www.qualitymedicalsupplies.co...EN-TOE/68-7115
    yes it is called an inspection toe on another site, but they didnt have a picture
    imafostermom likes this.
  9. 1
    This site confused me. Looks here like the small inspection hole
    is on the bottom of the foot.






    http://www.dhphomedelivery.com/ted_put_on.asp
    imafostermom likes this.
  10. 2
    Quote from ecmb
    This site confused me. Looks here like the small inspection hole
    is on the bottom of the foot.






    http://www.dhphomedelivery.com/ted_put_on.asp
    yup, in the one i sited as well, just gotta have the heel where it belongs...good luck
    imafostermom and ecmb like this.
  11. 0
    I ordersed some for my students to practice with. Some are on the top others on the bottom. Find the heel and go from there. Directions are also on the packages.


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top