Mitigating Skin Maceration & Adhesive Damage to Peri-Wound

While a moist environment has been proven to help facilitate a healthy healing process, issues may arise that require attention. One of the more common issues that occurs when a dressing is left on too long or is not properly secured is macerated skin. Skin maceration happens when skin is in contact with moisture for […]

More about the most gentle, non-reactive, skin friendly surgical tape on the market

Hy-Tape was founded by Eugene Weiss in 1946 to address the need for a gentle, non-reactive and skin friendly surgical tape. From the very beginning Hy-Tape was run with dedication and attention to detail focusing on the end user and emphasizing patient comfort. Moving its headquarters from Manhattan, Washington Heights, then to Yonkers, and now […]

Hy-Tape for Home Health Use: One Tape, Many Uses

If you work in home health care as a nurse, assistant, or aide, you probably use medical tape every day. Whether for wound dressing changes, feeding tube adjustments, or to simply secure medical equipment, medical tape is an indispensable part of home health care. While there are dozens of medical tapes available each with highly […]

Money and Wound Care – The Value of More Secure Dressings

Wounds are a significant problem for hospitals, hospices, and other treatment facilities. Over 35% of hospice patients are affected by wounds, with many more in hospitals and clinics.1  For all of these patients, dressings must be changed regularly and wounds must be frequently cleaned. This means that wound care makes up a large portion of nurses’ […]

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 […]

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 […]