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?
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  3. Visit  ecmb profile page
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    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
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  4. Visit  casi profile page
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    Seams go out and the reinforced heal has to match up with the patient's heal.
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  5. Visit  crazyNursingStudent1 profile page
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    I work at a hospital and i always thought the hole was for the toes???
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  6. Visit  ecmb profile page
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    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.
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  7. Visit  morte profile page
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    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
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  8. Visit  morte profile page
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    http://www.qualitymedicalsupplies.co...EN-TOE/68-7115
    yes it is called an inspection toe on another site, but they didnt have a picture
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  9. Visit  ecmb profile page
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    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
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    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
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  11. Visit  imafostermom profile page
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    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.
  12. Visit  ecmb profile page
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    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
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    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.
    Thanks. This is a big help. It would be nice the the hose were all designed the same. Must be part of the reason why there's confusion. I'll start with the heel and follow through.
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  14. Visit  Gabby_101 profile page
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    Where I work we always put the hole on the ball of the foot.
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