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?
Jul 23, '08
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
Jul 25, '08
Quote from imafostermom
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.
I know! I know! I know! And that's what I said to my nursing assistant instructor. I said that the hole (for checking the toes) falls on the ball of the foot. And this is because when you hold the stocking up you can see the heel part. I'm assuming the reinforced section of the stocking that sticks out is the heal. Am I right? When you put the stocking on and line up this reinforced heel section with the patient's heel the hole for toe-checking falls on the bottom of the foot, not on the top. And I was told "No", that was wrong. The hole ALWAYS FALLS ON TOP OF THE TOES. When I asked about the reinforced heel section of the stocking, I was told that was NOT the heel.
I'm beyond confused. I'm testing soon and need to know the correct way to do this. Will I fail if I put the stocking on wrong?
P.S. We don't have access to the packaging the hose comes in so we don't have instructions.
Last edit by ecmb on Jul 25, '08