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Learn how to administer first aid safely with the instructions in these emergency care tutorials from Howcast.
You Will Need
- Adhesive tape
Cut piece of tape
Cut off a piece of tape that is about 1" in length.
Fold tape in half
Fold the piece of tape in half so that the non-sticky sides are against one another.
Cut triangular notch
Cut a small triangular notch on one side of the tape, beginning about a quarter of the way down from the folded edge and cut angling up toward—but not all the way to—the center of the folded edge.
Repeat on other side
Repeat on the other side, cutting a triangular notch that matches the one you just cut.
Unfold the tape so the sticky side is facing up.
Fold center flaps
Fold the center flaps across the middle of tape, sticky side in, so they overlap. This will prevent the adhesive from sitting directly on top of the wound.
Apply the bandage by sticking one end of the tape on one side of the wound, gently holding the edges of the wound together, pulling the tape across the wound, and sticking its other end in place.
Apply many bandages
If the wound is long, make and apply as many butterfly bandages as needed along its length.