Unna s boot application 1. Cast padding over top of the viscopaste layer may be used if needed for padding of bony prominences and or for absorption of small amounts of exudates.
A second layer of kerlix is applied over the first layer of the unna boot.
Unna boot wrapping. This video is designed to provide examples for two types of bandage wrapping techniques that can be used to apply an unna s boot. Flex the patient s foot to 90 degrees so that bunching doesn t occur. The combination of 10 zinc oxide impregnated gauze wrap viscopaste covered with a gauze wrap is known as an unna boot.
Begin wrapping the leg with the unna boot dressing behind the first metatarsal about two inches from the tip of the toe just before the foot starts to curve. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking zinc oxide topical. Along with its needed effects zinc oxide topical the active ingredient contained in pns unna boot may cause some unwanted effects.
Wash and dry the extremity and place a topical dressing on any wounds 2. Each month apple bites brings you a tool you can apply in your daily practice. An open wrap and an overlap.
This is the cast like layer of the boot. Your healthcare provider will wrap your leg from the base of your toes up. Although not all of these side effects may occur if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Using either a lose wrap or open wrap method start at the base of the toes and continue to the knee. As you wrap add pleats or tucks to the unna boot dressing for easier application. How is an unna boot applied.
After 7 days of unna boot application when dressing was removed gangrene had set in. Your wound will be covered with a layer of gauze that contains petroleum jelly. Save my name email and website in this browser for the next time i comment.
You will need to elevate your leg above your heart for about 20 minutes before the boot is applied. It can also be used as a supportive bandage for sprains and strains of the foot ankle and lower leg. Compression layer of the unna boot.
An unna s boot also unna boot is a special gauze usually 4 inches wide and 10 yards long bandage which can be used for the treatment of venous stasis ulcers and other venous insufficiencies of the leg. Step by step unna boot application calamine and zinc oxide layer of the unna boot. Leave a comment cancel reply.
It is applied from the foot to. You may also use a figure eight pattern of wrapping to apply the unna boot.