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Self-adherent bandage, elastic, non-knitted/non-woven, width greater than or equal to three inches and less than five inches, per yard

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Self-adherent bandage, elastic, non-knitted/non-woven, width greater than or equal to three inches and less than five inches, per yard (HCPCS Code: A6454)


A self-adherent elastic bandage is a type of medical dressing used to cover and protect wounds. It is made from non-knitted and non-woven elastic materials and does not require tape or clips to stay in place. This bandage is designed to be easy to apply and comfortable to wear, and it helps in providing support and compression to the affected area.


The self-adherent bandage is used to cover wounds and provide compression. It helps in managing swelling, promoting healing, and preventing further injury. The bandage is commonly used in both acute and chronic wound care, including post-surgical care, sprains, and strains.


  • Minor cuts and abrasions
  • Post-surgical dressing
  • Sprains or strains
  • Chronic wounds like ulcers
  • Edema or swelling management


  • Clean the affected area thoroughly to avoid infection.
  • Ensure the skin is dry before applying the bandage.
  • Gather the necessary materials including the bandage and any wound care products as prescribed.

Procedure Description

  1. Begin by cleaning and drying the affected area.
  2. Unroll the necessary length of the bandage.
  3. Place one end of the bandage on the skin without stretching it.
  4. Wrap the bandage around the affected area with the appropriate amount of stretch to provide necessary compression.
  5. Overlap each layer by about half the width of the bandage to ensure an even application.
  6. Press the end of the bandage to secure it without using clips or tape, as the bandage is self-adherent.


The application of the bandage typically takes around 5-10 minutes.


This procedure can be performed in various settings, including:

  • Home
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Urgent care centers


This procedure can be performed by:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Medical assistants
  • Caregivers or the patient themselves for home care

Risks and Complications

  • Allergic reaction to the bandage material
  • Skin irritation or breakdown if not properly applied
  • Reduced circulation if wrapped too tightly
  • Infection if the area is not kept clean


  • Provides support and compression to aid in healing.
  • Easy to apply and adjust.
  • Comfortable to wear and does not require tape or clips.
  • Can be used for a variety of wound care needs.


  • Follow the care instructions provided by a healthcare professional.
  • Change the bandage as directed, usually when it becomes soiled or loses elasticity.
  • Watch for signs of infection or irritation and consult a healthcare provider if these occur.


  • Traditional gauze and adhesive tape
  • Elastic wraps that require clips or fasteners
  • Compression garments for long-term swelling management
  • Hydrocolloid or foam dressings for different types of wound care

Patient Experience

  • Patients typically experience a secure and comfortable fit due to the self-adherent nature of the bandage.
  • The bandage is designed to stay in place during normal activities.
  • Pain management measures such as over-the-counter pain relievers might be advised if the bandage is used for managing sprains or strains.
  • Regular monitoring to ensure the bandage is not impeding circulation or causing skin irritation is recommended.

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