Applying open-toed compression stockings:
Place a plastic
bag over the foot.
Put your arm into the stocking, grab and hold where the ankle
will hit, pull
the stocking off of your arm so it will be partially inside
Hold the stocking where it is folded and gently push it over
the plastic bag
and onto the foot, stopping at the ankle.
Grab the end of the stocking, and work it over the foot and up
Smooth out wrinkles in the dressing or stocking.
Pull the plastic bag off.
Getting compress stocking on can be quite
a battle – but I have found the easiest is to get started
before getting out of bed in the morning –
The secret is a pair or rubber made gloves, do not bunch up
the stocking – just be sure to position the stocking on the
foot correctly and then with the gloves on start gently
sliding the stocking on. The ridges on the fingers will grab
the stocking and help pull on, continue to work from ankle up.
||Critical on leg wounds. I recommend the dual
position bed wedge product.
In Health Living catalog, item 22176 and costs $17.99. For
an extra $ 7.99, you can get a removable cover. It has
eggcrate material on blue foam base.
Jennifer (wound patient)