Wrap the non-adherent gauze around the Finger Tip Injury
Cover with a 2x2 plain gauze pad
Apply tube gauze over the finger and secured at the base of the finger or hand
Dressing may remain in place for up to 7 days without removal
Check wound if signs or symptoms of infection or increasing pain
Change bandage if it becomes wet
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