How to Wrap a Wrist With Athletic Tape

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Athletic tape is used to wrap an injured wrist, and keeping the victim's wrist in a neutral position while wrapping ensures that the injury will heal properly. Use an overlapping technique with the tape to create more support with help from a certified health and safety instructor in this free video on treating injuries.

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Video Transcript

Hi my name is Sunshine with Sunshine Safety. I'm located here in Snellville, Georgia. I have been involved in the health and safety business for approximately 15 years. I started out as a lifeguard and eventually became an instructor. Today we're going to learn how to wrap a wrist using athletic tape. Today I'm going to use a different version of athletic tape. It's not as sticky as tape. It will not adhere to the skin as tightly as athletic tape but it's just as effective. You want to start using the tape above the injury line of the victim. Making sure the victims wrist is held in a neutral position that does not cause any further pain or injury. You want to wrap the tape using overlapping patterns with a little bit of pressure. Get in between the thumb and the palm. When finished simply tear the tape off. Making sure it's not too tight by asking the victim to wiggle their fingers and check for circulation and temperature by feeling the fingertips.


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