# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant II Task 2006338458

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Apply and change dressings or bandages in a clinical setting.


Applying and changing may include

  • sterile dressings
  • burn dressings
  • bandaging and splinting with an elastic wrap
  • pressure bandaging.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the difference between a dressing and a bandage? When is a dressing appropriate and when is a bandage appropriate?
  • Why is maintaining sterility when doing a sterile dressing change so important to the patient's healing?
  • What damage can occur when an elastic wrap is not applied properly?
  • What is appropriate dressing for vascular access? What are appropriate dress materials?

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