Making Topical Wound Oxygen Therapy Work – Integrating Hy-Tape

Wounds are often starved of the oxygen they need to heal properly. While several topical wound oxygen devices are available, each needs a bit of help to be of practical use in the real world. We review topical wound oxygen therapy approaches and provide some practical tips to help them be more effective. Most wounds […]

Wound Dressing & Ostomy Summer Sweat & Waterproofing Resources

Spending time outdoors in the summer will test the adhesives that hold your ostomy, wound dressings, tubes, and constant glucose monitoring devices. Increased activity and higher temperatures will create sweat, and that moisture can cause some adhesives to fail. Waterproof tapes can often times be overly aggressive and hurt the skin during removal. Hy-Tape is […]

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 […]

Wounds & Exercise – The Healing Benefits of Activity

Maintaining an active lifestyle is critical to good health; this is especially true for patients recovering from wounds or extended hospital stays. Robust activity can improve mental health, reduce the risk of infection, and accelerate wound healing.1 Staying active can be challenging for patients with wounds, however, and it is critical that health care professionals […]

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’ […]

A Summer with Wounds and Scars Can Still Be Fun

Outdoor fun is calling—this summer more than most. But people with healing or chronic wounds may think they can’t enjoy the outdoors like they once did. While you do need to take some precautions, you do not have to postpone summer because of a skin wound. Can I swim with a wound? It depends on […]

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 […]

Skin Friendly Bandage & Dressing Alternatives

If you suffer from allergies to latex, adhesives, or other common materials used in wound dressings, there are ways to avoid allergic contact dermatitis.  Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a form of contact dermatitis that is the manifestation of an allergic response caused by contact with a substance; the other type being irritant contact dermatitis. […]

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 […]