Poly Strapping Tensioners: What are they?
Poly strapping tourniquet is used to prevent blood loss from a wound or injury. A poly strap is wrapped around the limb and secured with a knot. When it comes time to remove the bandage, the limb will not move at all because there is no movement of muscle fibers. It may take several hours before your limb begins moving again.
What’s so great about them?
They’re cheap! They last forever! You don’t have to worry about getting a new one every few years! They work well for minor cuts and scrapes. If you get a big cut, like a knife blade through your skin, the pressure of the straps holding the bandage together will keep it closed until stitches come in handy.
How do I use them?
The first thing you need to do is decide how much pressure you want to apply. Most people tend to go with a little less than what they think they’ll need. Then, wrap the bandage around your arm tightly and secure it with a knot. You can then wear it over your clothing if necessary. (If you’re going out in public, just put it on under clothes. No one will ever be the wiser!)
What are the alternatives?
There aren’t too many other great options out there for someone wanting to stop minor bleeding. The only other thing that really comes to mind is a tourniquet. The problem with tourniquets (Other than the danger of cutting off your entire arm) is they need to be placed very carefully and released every once in a while. Otherwise, like we said, you run the risk of losing your entire arm or leg!
Who are they mostly used on?
Normally, these types of straps are used by outdoorsmen or people who do a lot of traveling and might get into an accident while out on the road. Hunters, hikers, and even soliders can benefit from having one of these in their first aid kit. That way, they can always make sure that they have something on hand to slow down bleeding until they get proper medical help.
Advanced Tension Bandage
There are many different types of these on the market and sometimes it can seem confusing as to which one you should buy. Many of them are designed to be used in the same way, but there are some differences among them which might be important to you. Here, we’ll break down the types of elastic bandages so that you can make an informed decision as to which one is best for you.
Rolled Elastic Bandage
This style looks something like a large ace bandage. It is made of knitted cotton and has a very long stretchy “elastic” quality to it. This allows it to be wrapped around an area several times, depending on how tight you would like the compression.
Made of cotton.
Allows skin to “breathe.”
Can be found in most drug stores and medical supply stores.
Can be used for a variety of different purposes, such as holding ice packs in place or keeping splints in place.
Doesn’t hold as firm of a compression as some other bandages (unless wrapped very tightly and directly against the skin).
Snug elastic weave can cause skin irritation.
Because of the rolling required, this style of bandage is more difficult to apply than others.
Non-Rolled Elastic Bandage
This type of bandage is very similar to the rolled elastic style, in that it is made of cotton and has some stretch to it. However, it does not have the rolled knitted pattern across it. Instead, it looks more like a wide rubber band.
Like the rolled style, it is very inexpensive and can be found in most drug stores and medical supply stores.
It can be applied to give firm compression to an injured area.
It does not require the rolling of the skin that the rolled style does, so it is easier to apply.
Not as widely available as the rolled style. (But worth looking for! )
) Does not breathe as well as the rolled style.
Most of these types of bandages are only designed to be used for first aid purposes and not for long-term wear (ie, on a daily basis). This is because they can cause skin irritation due to the tight compression. For this reason, if you were to use one of these regularly, it might be a good idea to purchase a couple of pairs of medical gloves to wear while wearing the bandage. This will help prevent skin irritation and keep your hands from getting irritated as well.
This type of tape is often used by athletes for a variety of different reasons. It is a cloth strip that has been impregnated with a special type of wax. This allows the tape to stick to itself but not to other things (such as your skin). It is usually white, but sometimes it is available in different colors (which are just the same tape with a colored cloth covering).
Sticks only to itself and your skin, so it is ideal for sporting activities or anything else that involves movement.
Most of these types of bandages are hypoallergenic, so they are less likely to cause allergic reactions.
Does not cause skin irritation.
It can be made in different widths and lengths.
More expensive than traditional elastic bandages.
Not as widely available as traditional elastic bandages.
Unless you have someone trained in its application, you probably won’t get it applied quite as well as you could otherwise.
Part 2: Things to Consider When Purchasing Your Bandages
Just as there are many different types of bandages, there are also many different places where you can get them. You can get them at a regular pharmacy, a sporting goods store, a hospital, or even over the internet. You just need to decide which place is most convenient for you to get them.
However, not all bandages are alike. Even if you get them at the same place, the type of bandage can vary between different brands. So, if you find a place that sells a brand that you like, it might be worth trying another brand just to see if you like it as well. Of course, this can become rather expensive, so unless money isn’t an issue for you then by all means try out a bunch of different types!
One thing to consider when purchasing bandages is whether or not you want the kind that sticks to itself but not to your skin (like sports tape), or the kind that doesn’t stick to either one. Personally, I prefer the kind that sticks to itself but not my skin, since this prevents the bandage from rolling up on itself and causing skin irritation. Check out some of the different kinds below.
Wrapping it up…
So, as you can see there is more to bandages than just wrapping a wound and your basic bandage is not all that useful when compared to a proper ‘casting’. So unless you only plan to use it once and throw it away afterwards then perhaps one of the other types would be a better choice. Whichever one you choose to purchase (if any) just make sure that it is right for YOU.
Good Luck and Happy Castrating!
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Tensioner device for package tying machine by P Pierce Jr, RG Beedy – US Patent 4,185,548, 1980 – Google Patents
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Floating idler pulley apparatus by LE Mayfield – US Patent 3,926,063, 1975 – Google Patents