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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Price Drop: Hy-Tape Precut Latex Free Waterproof Tape Strips

Hy-Tape is a Leading Producer of Latex Free, Waterproof Tape Strips What sets us apart from other waterproof medical tape is our zinc oxide infused adhesive which can soothe sensitive skin and is especially gentle in cases where repeat or prolonged tape is needed. We created our precut, latex free, waterproof tape strips as a […]

Benefits of Becoming a Hy-Tape Distributor

As a Hy-Tape distributor, you will become the link between the customer and the manufacturer. For over 70 years Hy-Tape has been the most trusted waterproof, latex free, UPF 50+ tape for medical professionals and end users alike. A relationship between your clients and an established brand like Hy-Tape will not only create a trusting […]

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. […]

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 […]

Stop Wasting Hydrocolloid Dressings

Hydrocolloid dressings are bioactive dressings that form a gel when they are exposed to wound exudate. The typical hydrocolloid dressing is a flexible, polyurethane wafer that contains an absorbent filler, usually gelatin or carboxymethylcellulose. This advanced wound dressing is resistant to water and bacteria. Consequently, hydrocolloid dressings create an insulated, moist environment that promotes the […]