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 […]

Preventing Medical Device-Related Pressure Injuries During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, health care providers are wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout their time at work. Extended wear of respirators, face masks, protective eyewear, and other PPE can contribute to the development of medical device–related pressure injuries (MDRPIs), along with other issues such as acne, itch, and rash, in […]

Tips to Extend Wear Time with Hydrocolloid Dressings

Secondary dressings can be an effective tool to protect the primary dressing or provide additional functionality beyond the primary dressing. Hydrocolloid or foam dressings can provide protection for the wound area and manage excess exudate. However, they can also significantly add to the cost and time of wound care. This makes it critical that health […]

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 […]

Common Ostomy Issues & Possible Solutions

Common Ostomy Issues & Possible Solutions Having an ostomy comes with many challenges. Many of which include those that are part of a normal daily routine. We have compiled a list of some of the most common ostomy issues and challenges that come with having a stoma. Skin Irritation Surrounding the Stoma The skin surrounding […]

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, […]

Skin Tear Risk Factors & Prevention

For the geriatric population (65 years and older) skin tears are a growing concern. It is estimated that almost 1/4 of the population will fall into this age category by 2060 making it an unavoidable truth that health care professionals will need to make skin tear prevention a priority in their care plan. Skin tears […]

Skin Tear Prevention

Strategies for Preventing Skin Injury in At-Risk Populations Skin tears and other types of medical adhesive–related skin injuries (MARSI) are serious and common problems, particularly among at-risk populations such as older adults and those with diabetes and other medical conditions that may weaken the skin. Issues associated with skin tears can cause patient discomfort, delayed wound healing, and infection, leading to […]

Dealing with Irritant Contact Dermatitis & Medical Adhesives

Whether securing an intravenous line, holding a dressing in place, or protecting a scar, there is generally a need for an adhesive tape. Patients who experience discomfort, burning, redness, and in sever cases blistering, may either have an allergy to medical adhesives or be experiencing Irritant Contact Dermatitis. Recognizing the difference and administering proper treatment […]