The Unexpected Benefits of Zinc Oxide Medical Tape

Unless you are a chemist, you’ve probably only heard about zinc oxide as a physical sunscreen. But there are actually many more benefits of zinc and zinc oxide than simply protecting against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. We review the surprising benefits of zinc oxide and zinc oxide medical tape. Clearing up the confusion about chemical […]

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 […]

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. […]