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 […]

The Phoenix Magazine United Ostomy Association of America – An Invaluable Resource

The Phoenix magazine is the official publication of the United Ostomy Associations of America. Magazine proceeds provide funding for the UOAA as a resource and to help improve the quality of life of people who have, or will have, an intestinal or urinary diversion. Throughout the years Hy-Tape has partnered with the UOAA with memberships, events sponsorships, […]

Brachioplasty – Minimize Arm Lift Scars

Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a plastic surgery procedure to remove excess, sagging skin from the upper arm. Skin in this area sags with age (i.e. senile elastosis) despite diet, strength training, or toning exercises. Thus, the arm lift has long been a popular cosmetic surgical procedure among older individuals, especially women. […]