compression wraps to arms

  1. Again, I look to those of you who've helped in those of us in need.

    I have to do a demo of a compression wrap for an arm. Pt is dx w/cellulitis and lymphedema. I know how to do a "normal" wrap, but I'm curious as to whether or not a wrap for cellulitis of the arm is done differently than those normal wound wraps. I guess what I'm asking is is there a different style/way of putting it on?

    I;ve done many searches on the internet and keep coming up the same things. They don't SHOW how the wrap is done.

    Is there anyone who can point me to a site that might show how its done. or "talk' me through it.

    Thanks so much.
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  3. by   shock-me-sane
    I would think that you would want to stimulate venuos return, so the only thing I can think is that you make sure you start distally and move proximal.
  4. by   mcknis
    Yes...start distally first then work your way back up. It does do very great job, as well.