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US soldiers putting bandages on a wounded in Iraq.
US soldiers putting bandages on a wounded in Iraq.

A bandage is a piece of cloth used typically to cover a wound and stop bleeding. Applying a bandage properly is a first aid skill. Ideally a bandage comes in a prepackaged sterile wrapping. However, bandages can be and often are improvised as needed. Changing bandages is one common task in nursing. Bandages are typically found in first aid kits.

In the United States, bandage also refers to what the British call "sticking plasters", or adhesive pads.

 


 

 

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