Podiatry & Wound Care Resources

Podiatrists have always trusted Hy-Tape for protecting wound dressings from outside moisture and the seal it provides on negative pressure dressings. Wounds and chronic skin ulcerations have an affect on millions of people costing the podiatrists and the medical industry millions of dollars. Along with the financial costs, inferior wound coverings and waterproof tape will lengthen […]

Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Topical Management Strategies

According to a published study, the global prevalence of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) is 6.3%, with male patients and older adults being the most likely to be affected.1 This prevalence, coupled with the potential for complications and the severe effect on quality of life the condition can have, makes DFUs one of today’s most serious […]

Hy-Tape for Home Health Use: One Tape, Many Uses

If you work in home health care as a nurse, assistant, or aide, you probably use medical tape every day. Whether for wound dressing changes, feeding tube adjustments, or to simply secure medical equipment, medical tape is an indispensable part of home health care. While there are dozens of medical tapes available each with highly […]

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’ […]

Resource Center for Wound Care & Product Information

One of our initiatives for the last few years and moving forward is to become a resource center for patients, medical professionals, and care providers. Most of our content involves helping those who have negative reactions to medical adhesives like contact dermatitis,  patients who are very young, or are in long-term care, or require repeat […]

Preventative Skin Care & Ostomy

Skin Care & Ostomy Prevention is one of the most important components of wound and ostomy care. Factors like hydration, pressure, excessive moisture, cleanliness and erythema can all affect wound healing rate, patient comfort and the incidence of new wounds. By taking a proactive stance, healthcare professionals implementing a preventative skin care program can reduce […]

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 […]