Idea Exchange: Handy clinical use for a home-improvement tool

Mar 01, 2008
By staff

Pipe insulation works great for soft-padded bandages and splints. It is lightweight and inexpensive and comes in different sizes. Triangular wedges can be cut from the insulation to conform to joints. I have also had good luck using it to keep limbs extended with positional catheters.

Dr. Annah Terry
Kearney, Mo.