Secondary Wound Dressing Application: Tips to Extend Wear Time

A secondary wound dressing can be an important part of the healing process. To be most effective, secondary dressings need to be securely held to the primary dressing. By using gentle, waterproof medical adhesives to secure secondary dressings, wound care clinicians can ensure exudate and other bodily fluids do not weaken the seal. In clinical […]

Identifying & Treating Contact Dermatitis

Determining the cause of tape sensitivity Wound care recommendations generally focus on the wound bed and wound borders. However, healthcare professionals must also consider the healthy skin surrounding the wound. If patients develop tape sensitivity it may become difficult to secure the dressings that promote optimal wound care. When tape sensitivity occurs, healthcare professionals must […]

Arterial Ulcer Wound Dressings and Challenges

Most chronic wounds are one of three types: venous stasis ulcers, pressure ulcers, and diabetic ulcers.1 However, a fourth group of chronic wounds—arterial ulcers—is an important cause of disability and amputation.2 While fewer people are affected by arterial ulcers than the other ulcer types, those who have arterial ulcers struggle with a uniquely difficult condition.  […]

Chronic Wound Care: Wound Exudate Assessment and Management

This well-referenced White Paper, sponsored by Woundsource.com, describes the categories of exudate and the function of exudate in normal and delayed wound healing. Chronic Wound Care assessment and best practice exudate management are also discussed, including strategies to reduce dressing changes. Hy-Tape medical adhesive, highly rated by health care practitioners, is an effective tool for […]

Periwound Management and the Difficulties Clinics Face

Clinical Challenges Associated with Periwound Management Medical adhesives play a major role in dressing security and improving wear time. In addition to remaining securely in place, dressings need to be easily removable to reduce periwound trauma. This is especially important for patients who are at higher risk for skin stripping or skin tears or who […]

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 […]

Preventing Cross-Infection in Post-Surgical Wound Care

Infections in Post-surgical can be have serious complications. Preventing post surgical infections will reduce costs, improve the patients experience, and save lives. Health professionals need to understand that the prevention of cross-contamination is paramount to any post-surgical health care plan. Learn more on our sponsored Woundsource.com post. You may also be interested in: Preventing Hospital-Acquired […]

Podiatrists Trust Hy-Tape

Whether taping a wound or sealing a negative pressure dressing, our waterproof, zinc-oxide based adhesive is strong where it needs to be yet gentle on skin. Hy-Tape won’t break down over time, so skin remains intact promoting faster healing and reducing infection. • Latex-free, zinc oxide adhesive is soothing & non-reactive • Thin & conforming […]

Burns & Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Burns Skin is not only the largest organ in the body; it is also one of the most important. The skin fends off countless insults every day such as ultraviolet light, temperature changes, and infectious microorganisms. After a serious burn, however, the damaged skin cannot offer that same protection, leaving […]

Wound Healing: Myth vs Reality

Throughout the years the Hy-Tape team has fielded many questions in the field of wound care, ostomy securement, and different patient populations. Below are some of the most common statements that we hear regarding wound healing that are sometimes either not true, or need more attention to avoid discomfort and extended healing time. Leaving a […]