The Finger Trap Tie

The finger trap tie, also known as the Chinese finger trap tie is definitely my favourite way to secure a drain, tube or urinary catheter to a patient.

The finger trap tie is easy to do (and to remember how to do it!). It only requires 1 poke of the needle through the skin which is a blessing if the patient is awake. It is easy to remove.

Watch the video where I demonstrate how to do the finger trap tie. I am using an old sheet as the “skin” in the video in case you are trying to identify my “fake skin”.