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Secondary Wound Dressing Application: Tips to Extend Wear Time

A secondary wound dressing can be an important part of the healing process. To be most effective, secondary dressings need to be securely held to the primary dressing. By using gentle, waterproof medical adhesives to secure secondary dressings, wound care clinicians can ensure exudate and other bodily fluids do not weaken the seal. In clinical […]

Preventing Skin Injury in At Risk Population

Skin tears pose a significant clinical risk to patients, particularly at-risk patient populations including the chronically ill, the elderly and neonates, and have a high prevalence. A skin injury can be costly, both financially and in terms of quality of life for the patient. Prevention of many skin tears can be accomplished through the identification […]

Equine Wound Care & Occlusive Dressings

Horse Wound Care, Bandaging, and Healing Solutions For veterinarians, trainers, and horse owners, a lower leg injury presents many challenges. Dressings are required to be secure, waterproof, gentle, and flexible. Equine wound caregivers need assurance that the wounds stay free from dirt, waste, outside moisture, and contaminants. In order to do so a wound healing […]

Snorkeling & Scuba Diving with an Ileostomy

An ileostomy should not prevent you from snorkeling or scuba diving. With the correct materials and some planning a day at the beach can be issue free and fun. That being said, everyone is different. A pouch may adhere differently from person to person, but the many product manufacturers do take water into consideration when […]

Identifying & Treating Contact Dermatitis

Determining the cause of tape sensitivity Wound care recommendations generally focus on the wound bed and wound borders. However, healthcare professionals must also consider the healthy skin surrounding the wound. If patients develop tape sensitivity it may become difficult to secure the dressings that promote optimal wound care. When tape sensitivity occurs, healthcare professionals must […]

Arterial Ulcer Wound Dressings and Challenges

Most chronic wounds are one of three types: venous stasis ulcers, pressure ulcers, and diabetic ulcers.1 However, a fourth group of chronic wounds—arterial ulcers—is an important cause of disability and amputation.2 While fewer people are affected by arterial ulcers than the other ulcer types, those who have arterial ulcers struggle with a uniquely difficult condition.  […]

Chronic Wound Care: Wound Exudate Assessment and Management

This well-referenced White Paper, sponsored by Woundsource.com, describes the categories of exudate and the function of exudate in normal and delayed wound healing. Chronic Wound Care assessment and best practice exudate management are also discussed, including strategies to reduce dressing changes. Hy-Tape medical adhesive, highly rated by health care practitioners, is an effective tool for […]

Neonatal Skin and Wound Care: Preventing Skin Injury

Neonatal skin is immature and thin, and it requires special care to prevent skin injury. Injury prevention includes risk identification, monitoring for early signs of skin damage, regular cleansing and repositioning, and the use of an appropriate medical adhesive to secure dressings on neonatal skin. Hy-Tape medical adhesive, which is gentle, secure, waterproof, and hypoallergenic, […]

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 […]