Fingertip Bandage

Last updated: November 12, 2018

What Does Fingertip Bandage Mean?

A fingertip bandage is a type of first aid bandage. It is an adhesive wound dressing specifically designed to fit the contours of a fingertip. It has an hourglass shape to avoid awkward folding and loss of adhesion when wrapped around a finger. Its shape resembles a thimble when folded correctly. It is also commonly known as a butterfly bandage due to it's symmetrical winged appearance.

Safeopedia Explains Fingertip Bandage

Fingertip bandages are made of an elastic, pliable material to remain flexible and suit their function. Usually, they are made of simple cloth. They usually have a porous weave to allow fingers to breathe without sacrificing strength and durability. Some bandages implement absorbent gauze to assist in the absorbing of blood and other fluids. Fingertip bandages come in many sizes and can be used in many situations. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides specifications for the design of bandages and first aid kits. These must be taken into account when designing first aid equipment and kits. If choosing first aid equipment, it is important that it is ANSI and/or OSHA compliant.


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