Assessment and Management of Sacral Pressure Ulcers

Sacral pressure ulcers are caused when bone pinched the overlying tissues. The pelvis, hip or lower spine are usually to blame (i.e., ischium, greater trochanter, or sacrum). When the patient’s body weight rests on one of these bones, it compresses the tissue and prevents blood from flowing to the area.1 Over time, the tissue becomes […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]