Selecting the Right Medical Tape for Any Situation

There are many thing to be considered when selecting the right medical tape for a given situation. We are fortunate that there are so many types of tape. There are applications where tape is commonly used, but those tapes may not be the best for the that particular person. Tape allergies, sensitivities to adhesives, and […]

Tape Won’t Stick – Factors That Influence Medical Tape Adhesion

Most people simply expect their medical tape to stick the way they want it to. Most of us don’t give too much thought to the adhesive properties of tape until they use one that comes off too easily or one that adheres so aggressively that it won’t come off easily during a change. For people […]

Pediatric Oxygen Therapy – Caring for the Littlest Ones

Parents of infants and small children who need supplemental oxygen therapy face many challenges. Perhaps the most difficult challenge is how to keep the nasal cannula (oxygen tube) in its proper place on a wiggly body with grabby hands. The solution is medical tape—but the choice of tape matters.  How do I give oxygen therapy […]

Soothing Face Mask Skin Irritation During COVID 19

Our healthcare workers are putting in extended hours wearing PPE (Personal protective equipment) on their faces that is irritating and damaging their skin. The physical toll that it takes compounded with the mental stress is terrible and we all want to support them in any way possible. Below are some of the most common issues […]

Hy-Tape Donation for Front Line Workers with PPE Related Skin Injuries

We’ve all seen the photos of the PPE related skin injuries. Prolonged wear and the need for a super tight fit translate to pressure related injuries leaving skin raw, bruised, and covered in welts. When this all began we advised our caregivers that applying a piece of tape along the pressure points where the mask […]

Securing & Waterproofing for Summer Splashes – A Mom’s Testimonial

We receive many testimonials about waterproofing devices prior to swimming but it is not so often that a mom sends us a photo and testimonial with permission to post. This email response made its way around our office and gave us all a little extra boost. Little Corrine is four years old and like all […]

Contact Dermatitis and Wound Management

Contact dermatitis is a major concern for health care professionals involved in wound management. The condition can have a significant impact on patients’ well-being and can lead to pain, increased risk of infection, and delayed wound healing. These issues can significantly affect both the costs of wound care and patients’ outcomes. It is critical that […]

Preventing Skin Injuries When Securing Endotracheal Tube

The Plastic Tube that Connects a Ventilator to the Patient is the Endotracheal Tube. When a patient has compromised lungs, had trauma, anesthesia, or a serious illness a tube is inserted into the patients mouth and down the windpipe to assist with breathing, a process called endotracheal intubation. When a patients mouth is not able […]

What to Expect Following a Pediatric Appendectomy

What is a Pediatric Appendectomy An appendectomy is a surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is attached to the intestine and is located in the lower right area of the abdomen. Appendicitis in children, teens, and young adults is very common. It often occurs when a blockage occurs leading to inflammation and infection. There […]