Bandages are an essential item in your first aid kit. Bandages are used to support and immobilise injuries, hold dressings securely over a wound and reduce swelling.
There are three main types of bandages: The Roller bandage (also known as cohesive bandage or crepe bandage) provides support and can be used to hold a dressing in place. Tubular bandage comes in lots of different sizes to provide support and tubular bandage is also ideal to secure dressings. Triangular bandage is also known as a sling. It can be used to immobilise limbs or as a large dressing. So make sure you have a good selection of bandages in your first aid kit at all times.