Bandages are multi-functional, as they provide support in wound care. They are commonly used to hold dressings in place, and can also be used to support medical devices (i.e. splints) and other parts of the body.
There are different types of bandages, many of which are commonly used in first aid treatment. Bandages include both adhesive and non-adhesive products, as well as compression bandages. They can be made from a variety of materials and are available in waterproof options.