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 […]

Dressing for Prevention: Effective Wound Dressing Securement for Infection Prevention

Wound infections pose a serious problem that can lead to delayed healing and life-threatening complications. Prevention is key. By following best wound care practices and using dressings that are properly secured, strong, waterproof, and gentle, health care professionals can help reduce the incidence of cross-contamination and wound infection. Read more on our WoundSource.com sponsored blog […]

Neonatal MARSI

Medical adhesives are a necessary part of modern medicine. Intravenous and intra-arterial lines, endotracheal tubes, and certain catheters must be tightly secured to prevent slippage, dislodgment, or even internal trauma to patients. On the other hand, medical adhesives are not without a certain amount of risk. Medical adhesives may cause mechanical problems, contact dermatitis, and […]

Skin Tear Prevention: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

With the population of Americans age 65 or older projected to grow from approximately 46 million to 98 million by 2060, skin tears are a growing problem for health care professionals. The most important part of prevention is identifying the risk factors for skin tears; age, dry skin, poor nutrition, and other factors can increase […]

Medical Adhesives and Wound Dressing Application Strategies

One of the most important steps in wound treatment is proper dressing application. Effectively dressing a wound is critical to the healing process. It is said in communities with moderate wound incidence a full-time nurse (average salary of $67,930) is required for every 5,000 residents, and that gets expensive. Along with proper dressing application, using […]