Editorial Team / Moderator Lunah, MSN, RN 33 Articles; 13,748 Posts Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 15 years experience. Dec 11, 2008 I couldn't get the parachute method to work for me so what I practiced doing and passed with was this: I opened up the gauze all the way, held it out like a diamond, smoothed it out a little, loosely gathered it into my palm, pulled out one corner of the gauze, folded that corner over, nudged that folded part in the littlest corner of the wound, and fed the rest of the gauze into the wound using a pattern that was like flower petals to cover the majority of the wound.That's almost EXACTLY what I did! :) I didn't quite open it out all the way, though -- I think I left one side folded over. Worked well for me, and allowed me to control the gauze and maintain good aseptic technique.