Information about Plaster Of Paris Bandage:
A white woven cloth gauze bandage coated with plaster of Paris. The bandage comes wrapped around a plastic spool, which is designed to allow rapid and even wetting upon immersion. Once wet the bandage sets, forming a hard and rigid structure that is both porous and absorbent.
For immobilization to protect limbs with broken bones.
â€¢ Solidification time is fast and steady:2-5minutes.
â€¢ Time of soaking in water is fast: 5-10sec.
â€¢ It becomes dry very fast after solidification. The intensity reaches 3.2Mpa after 8min.
â€¢ The general position of patient body is wrapped up in 6-8 layers, while the position under pressure is wrapped up in 8-12 layers.
â€¢ Interlocked weave of the cloth helps in plaster retention & provides high degree of accuracy
â€¢ It is safe and easy to be used and has won the favour from doctors and patients.
POP bandages are fast and practical to use; soaked in water, the moistened bandage is applied to the limb, hardening rapidly, to form a resistant casting, which does not lose shape.
When preparing the bandage for use:
Wear impervious gloves (e.g. rubber or plastic).
When cutting and removing the bandage:
Wear safety glasses with side shields or safety goggles.
To be used under the advice and supervision of a registered medical practitioner.