Need help with this term..thx ☺

  1. Hi guys,

    Long story short, I am really new to LTC. Saw this term on my 11-7 cheat sheet. Under "Treatments", it says "apply tube bands and ace wraps". I think I know what tube bands are but i need a little help. What are they? Thanks all!
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  3. by   Nascar nurse
    Forget the cheat sheet - go look directly at the resident's orders. If it's still unclear someone needs to clarify the order.
  4. by   DenraSam
    I've seen the term "tubi grip" which is a type of elastic, netted bandage that is shaped like a tube that can easily slip over an arm or ankle/calf. In many cases, our elders' skin is very thin and the adhesive of some dressings or tape may tear the skin during removal. If you cover a wound with a nonadhesive bandage, and then slip a tubi-grip over that, there is no skin tearing. Also, tubi-grips are good to protect PICC lines on upper arms - keeps them in place when removing shirts.

    ACE wraps can be applied for edematous extremities, kind of like TED hose. Seen these applied when the arms are edematous.

    I agree with the previous poster, check the original order
  5. by   Tara0404
    They're often called "Geri sleeves." I would clarify the order and also indicate if they're to be applied to both arms or both legs (or all 4?!)
  6. by   amoLucia
    Quote from Tara0404
    They're often called "Geri sleeves." I would clarify the order and also indicate if they're to be applied to both arms or both legs (or all 4?!)
    I'm asking too - are "tube bands" really geri sleeves? I know geri sleeves, but I've never heard them called "tube bands".

    Still learning after all the years and now into retirement.

    TYA

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