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Making Topical Wound Oxygen Therapy Work – Integrating Hy-Tape

Wounds are often starved of the oxygen they need to heal properly. While several topical wound oxygen devices are available, each needs a bit of help to be of practical use in the real world. We review topical wound oxygen therapy approaches and provide some practical tips to help them be more effective. Most wounds […]

Wound Dressing & Ostomy Summer Sweat & Waterproofing Resources

Spending time outdoors in the summer will test the adhesives that hold your ostomy, wound dressings, tubes, and constant glucose monitoring devices. Increased activity and higher temperatures will create sweat, and that moisture can cause some adhesives to fail. Waterproof tapes can often times be overly aggressive and hurt the skin during removal. Hy-Tape is […]

Wound Care for Older Individuals – Protecting Mature Skin

Mature skin is not only more prone to damage than younger adult skin, but it also takes longer for older skin to heal. By the time we reach age 65, our skin cells replace themselves only about half as quickly as they did when we were younger.1 However, this article is not just another reminder […]

Mitigating Skin Maceration & Adhesive Damage to Peri-Wound

While a moist environment has been proven to help facilitate a healthy healing process, issues may arise that require attention. One of the more common issues that occurs when a dressing is left on too long or is not properly secured is macerated skin. Skin maceration happens when skin is in contact with moisture for […]

Preventing Skin Reactions to Continuous Glucose Monitors and Insulin Pumps

Preventing Skin Reactions to Glucose Monitors and Pumps Continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps have dramatically changed the way patients manage their diabetes. When these two devices are used together—one to sense blood glucose levels and the other to deliver insulin—they can perform like an artificial pancreas. Continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps also promise […]

Podiatry & Wound Care Resources

Podiatrists have always trusted Hy-Tape for protecting wound dressings from outside moisture and the seal it provides on negative pressure dressings. Wounds and chronic skin ulcerations have an affect on millions of people costing the podiatrists and the medical industry millions of dollars. Along with the financial costs, inferior wound coverings and waterproof tape will lengthen […]

Management Strategies for New Ostomies

Learning property ostomy management is essential for patients with new ostomies. Dressings and medical adhesives can have a significant impact on managing odor, preventing leakages, and keeping the peristomal skin healthy. This sponsored white paper describes the many challenges and lifestyle changes facing patients with ostomies. The guide also provides evidence-based strategies for successful ostomy […]

Tetralogy of Fallot: Overview and Update on Surgical Wound Care

The diagnosis of Tetralogy of Fallot is frightening for parents who have infants with the disease, and rightfully so. Tetralogy of Fallot is a life-threatening condition that requires medical attention. However, there is also good reason for hope. The success rates for Tetralogy of Fallot surgery are greater than 95%. In this article, we will […]

Tips for Dealing with Skin Irritation from Infusion Set & Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems

Skin irritation and dermatitis due to the adhesives used on glucose monitoring systems can be resolved and eased by understanding the cause of the problem. Chances are if you are reading this you have either seen your endocrinologist, perhaps consulted a dermatologist or an allergist or you are doing some preliminary research to see how […]

Hy-Tape Sponsored Ostomy Athlete Connor Sheffield

In 2019 Hy-Tape had been exhibiting at an ostomy conference in Philidelphia. That’s when we were approached by Tricia Sheffield who told us about her then 15 year old son. Connor Sheffield is an ostomy athlete and has been using Hy-Tape to secure his appliance while racing. Connor had been racing since he was 10 […]


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