Management Strategies for New Ostomies

Learning property ostomy management is essential for patients with new ostomies. Dressings and medical adhesives can have a significant impact on managing odor, preventing leakages, and keeping the peristomal skin healthy. This sponsored white paper describes the many challenges and lifestyle changes facing patients with ostomies. The guide also provides evidence-based strategies for successful ostomy […]

Hy-Tape Sponsored Ostomy Athlete Connor Sheffield

In 2019 Hy-Tape had been exhibiting at an ostomy conference in Philidelphia. That’s when we were approached by Tricia Sheffield who told us about her then 15 year old son. Connor Sheffield is an ostomy athlete and has been using Hy-Tape to secure his appliance while racing. Connor had been racing since he was 10 […]

Crohn’s Disease, Ostomy, & Stoma Care

Ostomy surgery is an increasingly common treatment for patients with Crohn’s disease. With over 450,000 people with stomas in the United States and 120,000 new ostomy surgical procedures performed each year, a growing number of patients must contend with the difficulties of stoma management. However, with guidance from a health care professional, stoma patients can […]

Diverticulitis: Challenging Name, Challenging Disease

What is diverticulitis? Diverticulitis is a painful condition in which a small part of the intestine becomes inflamed. Diverticulitis symptoms vary from person to person, and each flare up may be different. People with diverticulitis almost always have belly pain. The pain is often in the lower left side of the abdomen, but it can […]

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 […]

Bladder Removal Challenges – I never thought I would have tears of joy over tape!

Life after bladder removal or any surgery that requires an iliostomy or ostomy is challenging on many levels. The surgery itself is difficult to recover from, the healing process is a whole other level. Maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle requires diligence on the patients part as well as the expertise of caregivers. Hy-Tape has been […]

The Phoenix Magazine United Ostomy Association of America – An Invaluable Resource

The Phoenix magazine is the official publication of the United Ostomy Associations of America. Magazine proceeds provide funding for the UOAA as a resource and to help improve the quality of life of people who have, or will have, an intestinal or urinary diversion. Throughout the years Hy-Tape has partnered with the UOAA with memberships, events sponsorships, […]