Hy-Tape for Wound Care and Scar Management

Scars represent the visible remnants of physical trauma, injury, burns, or surgery. Scar formation occurs during the last phase of wound healing, the remodeling phase. This may be a particularly apprehensive time for the patient, who may experience pain, tightness, or pruritus or may be concerned about the appearance of the healed wound. The formation of scars can take up […]

Minimizing Breast Reduction Surgery Scars

Excessively large breasts are a real problem Women with overly large breasts face daily struggles that most people do not fully appreciate. This condition, which doctors call macromastia, can cause a number of troubling symptoms. Women with large breasts often experience chronic pain in the breast, neck, shoulders, and upper back. Large breasts can interfere […]

Infection Control in Wound Management

Factors affecting dressing application for the prevention of infection Preventing wound infection is critical to ensuring rapid healing, patient comfort and the prevention of complication. The effects of infections can range from mild, to serious. Pain, odor, delayed healing, sepsis and even death are frequently associated with their incidence. Infection control starts by properly caring […]

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 […]

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 […]

No Trauma: Dressing Strategies for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) effectively promotes wound healing, but finding an appropriate dressing to use with NPWT can be challenging. This useful blog gives wound care professionals the tools they need to select a medical adhesive for NPWT-treated wounds that is strong, long lasting, and non-traumatic. Read more on our WoundSource.com sponsored blog post.

Wound Care and Infection Management: Risk Factors for Wound Infection

Infections are one of the most serious complications associated with wounds, which makes infection prevention a key part of post-surgical care and wound management. Even for wounds resulting from clean surgery, there is an 8% infection rate among the general population, and percentages grow as patients get older. This article describes four main risk factors […]

Scar Protection and the Outdoors

Scar tissue is thin, under stress, and requires extra attention. While skin is healing, it becomes a lot more sensitive to the harmful effects of the suns ultraviolet rays. That is why it is important to take precautions and be diligent with care while healing. The sun is one of the leading causes of scars […]

Preventative Skin Care in Wound & Ostomy Management

Prevention is one of the most important components of wound and ostomy care; by taking a proactive stance, health care professionals can reduce the risk of infection, reduce costs, and improve patient outcomes. With wounds affecting 35% of all hospice patients and 120,000 new ostomy surgeries performed each year, it is imperative our health care […]