Assessment and Management of Sacral Pressure Ulcers

Sacral pressure ulcers are caused when bone pinched the overlying tissues. The pelvis, hip or lower spine are usually to blame (i.e., ischium, greater trochanter, or sacrum). When the patient’s body weight rests on one of these bones, it compresses the tissue and prevents blood from flowing to the area.1 Over time, the tissue becomes […]

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 […]

Wound Care Product Navigator – Live Webinar

Through our media partner Kestrel Health Information we were given the opportunity to present a webinar and do a live Q & A to wound care professionals, medical distributors, health clinics, and patients. Our goal was to highlight what makes Hy-Tape unique, the various medical adhesives we produce, the applications and uses for our zinc […]

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 […]

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 […]

Buyer Beware: Pink Tape, Imitators, & Fresh Zinc Oxide Tape

Shopping around for a product is encouraged, but not all “Pink Tape” is the same. Hy-Tape is available through distributors, online stores, Amazon, Ebay, you name it, we are probably there. However, there are sellers that either do not care for the product the correct way (see our article on care and storage) or hold onto […]

Skin Tears & Securing Devices On Geriatric & Neonatal Patients

Securing Tubes & Devices to Young Skin Neonates have a developing epidermal barrier that is more permeable and more reactive to the environment through the first 2 years of their lives. Skin tears are commonly are linked to device trauma or adhesive use. In many cases, they occur on the head, face, and extremities. In response to this […]

Hy-Tape & Securing Epidural Catheter

Patient Care Challenge for Securing Epidural Catheters Stabilizing epidural catheters can be difficult with ordinary tapes. The ideal tape must conform to body contours, resist rolling, adhere to skin under adverse conditions, and decrease friction even when applies to edematous regions. A tape must accommodate underlying tissue expansion or shrinkage, yet remain securely intact. Reducing […]

Mitigating Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury (MARSI)

Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury (MARSI) is a problematic skin condition, that can be caused by the use of medical adhesives in applicable settings. The levels of irritation vary with MARSI  and can range from minor skin redness, swelling and contact dermatitis to skin stripping, tearing and maceration. All of which inhibit proper recovery and healing. […]