Counseling Sheet

Ice Bag, Cap, or Collar

Agatha M. Thrash, M.D.
Preventive Medicine


Ice bag, cap, or collar

Cover for appliance or washcloth

Basin of cracked ice


Method and Key Points

1. Test for leakage by filling with water then expelling it.

2. Place ice in basin using ice scoop.

a. Pour tap water over ice if using chunk-type ice.

3. Fill 1/2 to 2/3 full of ice. Never hold over ice chest to fill.

4. Expel air by compressing empty portion of bag and close top.

a. Warm air causes ice to melt more rapidly.

b. Eliminating air from the bag makes it more pliable.

5. Dry outside and apply cover.

6. Apply to designated area.

a. Check frequently for reactions.

7. Replace cover when it becomes damp.

a. Due to condensation, a dry cover may be needed frequently.

8. When through, wash the ice bag with warm, soapy water, rinse, and dry.

9. Inflate with air, screw on the top, and store.

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Uchee Pines Lifestyle Center
30 Uchee Pines Road #75
Seale, Alabama 36875