Question re POP backslabs
- 0Dec 28, '06 by DjunaIn the US what is the standard procedure for a POP backslab in terms of how many layers you use?
- 0Dec 28, '06 by P_RN Senior ModeratorWell you have caught me at a loss for words. I haven't ever heard that term. What I expect is you're referring to what we call a posterior splint. It's used for the 1st 24-72 hours until the swelling abates.
We get them ready made, accordian folded in several lengths, from a glute to toe, down to a colles wrist size and a full upper extremity.
I believe they are 6-10 layers of plaster fabric in depth.
We wrap with batting, cover with stockinette and then mold the posterior splint to maintain alignment. The whole is the wrapped with a 4" elastic bandage to hold the splint in place.