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Kidney Dialysis Catheter: Caring for the Site

Kidney Dialysis: All About Access If your kidneys ever fail to filter your blood, you may need kidney dialysis. Physicians use dialysis to remove wastes like urea from the blood. One of the challenges of dialysis, however, is obtaining safe and reliable access to the bloodstream. Patients generally need dialysis several times a week, so […]

Transdermal Patch Applications & Tips

Transdermal patches are an effective way to deliver medication. A Transdermal patch is affixed to the skin and the drug from the patch is absorbed into the body over a recommended period of time. Transdermal patches are used to deliver a range of drugs into the body. Some of the most prevalent symptoms and issues […]

Contact Dermatitis and Wound Management

Contact dermatitis can be detrimental to the wound healing process. The increased pain, risk of infection, and delayed wound healing time all raise the overall costs of wound care and lower patients’ comfort. During wound management Hy-Tape can reduce the risk of contact dermatitis, and its gentle zinc oxide formula can help to soothe irritated […]

Wound Care Product Navigator – Live Webinar

Through our media partner Kestrel Health Information we were given the opportunity to present a webinar and do a live Q & A to wound care professionals, medical distributors, health clinics, and patients. Our goal was to highlight what makes Hy-Tape unique, the various medical adhesives we produce, the applications and uses for our zinc […]

Periwound Management and the Difficulties Clinics Face

Clinical Challenges Associated with Periwound Management Medical adhesives play a major role in dressing security and improving wear time. In addition to remaining securely in place, dressings need to be easily removable to reduce periwound trauma. This is especially important for patients who are at higher risk for skin stripping or skin tears or who […]

Exudative Wound Management & The Importance of Medical Tape

Getting the Right Amount of Wound Exudate One of the challenges of wound management is cultivating a wound environment with just the right amount of exudate. In addition to providing moisture, exudate bathes wounds in nutrients, proteins, electrolytes, macrophages, neutrophils, and other substances. Indeed, the right amount of exudate is important for autolytic debridement and […]

Securing Gastrostomy Tubes & Tape Sensitivity

Medical tape sensitivities & latex allergies can make a difficult situation even more difficult. Irritated, inflamed, and painful reactions can extend healing, create dressing challenges, and prevent caregivers from doing the tasks needed to make their patients comfortable. We asked a 57 year old male suffering with ALS to take part in a product trial. […]

Practical Ways to Anticipate and Manage Latex Allergy

Latex can be found almost everywhere in healthcare settings. Latex is in virtually every clinic, hospital room, and surgical settings in the form of protective medical gloves, adhesive bandages, catheter tubing, infusion sets, and many other products and devices. At the same time, latex poses a threat to those who have an allergy to it. […]

Preventing Cross-Infection in Post-Surgical Wound Care

Infections in Post-surgical can be have serious complications. Preventing post surgical infections will reduce costs, improve the patients experience, and save lives. Health professionals need to understand that the prevention of cross-contamination is paramount to any post-surgical health care plan. Learn more on our sponsored Woundsource.com post. You may also be interested in: Preventing Hospital-Acquired […]