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Every year, 6.5 million people are affected by non-healing chronic wounds in the US, with more than $25 billion spent annually.
With increasing health care costs, an aging population, and a sharp rise in diabetes and obesity worldwide, there are mounting concerns about the country’s ability to provide financially responsible wound care while attaining acceptable quality, effectiveness, and equity levels.
As a living, breathing organ, our skin behaves differently from person to person, making selecting the correct medical tape essential to proper care. Understanding skin integrity and the different types of medical tapes available guides healthcare professionals to meet the everyday demands of patients throughout the entire continuum of care.
Serving US healthcare providers for over 30 years as a leader in the development and manufacturing of medical products, Dukal is set apart by our strengths in global logistics, quality and regulatory product expertise, and healthcare innovation.
As a trusted partner Dukal works tirelessly to produce results using innovative manufacturing and supply chain strategies that benefit your brand and your bottom line. Customers that work with Dukal are able to reduce overall product spend, maintain or improve quality, as well as improve overall fill rate in the categories we provide.
In this article we will cover:
What are the most common medical tapes?
What is medical tape used for?
Different Types of Medical Tapes
What is paper medical tape?
What is cloth medical tape?
What is transparent medical tape?
What is waterproof medical tape?
What is retention medical tape?
Common Medical Tape Questions
Why would someone need short roll tapes?
Does medical tape contain latex?
When selecting the correct medical tape, it's essential to understand the patient's skin integrity, along with the tape's intended use and environmental conditions.
Commonly called surgical tapes, medical tapes are used to secure gauze, tubing, or other dressings to the skin.
Paper medical tape is a lightweight, microporous option. Recommended for delicate or elderly skin, medical paper tape is gentle on skin and won't harm delicate wounds.
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The standard and most versatile medical tape, cloth medical tape, is a durable option designed for strength. A gentle adhesive cloth tape that will leave minimal residue on the skin, it is also designed for easy tearing, even with gloves.
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A high-quality porous, clear medical tape perforated for added breathability and bi-directional tearing. Transparent medical tape conforms and stretches to accommodate movement making it excellent for IV sites, dressings, and tubing retention.
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Seen primarily in the industrial safety market and first aid kids, waterproof tape has a more aggressive adhesion while retaining self-tearing properties for easy application.
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Retention tape is a soft and flexible medical tape ideal for difficult-to-tape areas. It provides light compression without constriction and is perforated every two inches for ease of use. The printed grid pattern on the s-curve release liner allows for greater wound reference and monitoring, while allowing simple removal of the liner even when wearing gloves.
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High-quality tapes in patient-specific, single-use rolls contributes to the safe and sanitary treatment of all patients. The perfect amount of tape for securing dressings, IV sites, or tubing.
All Dukal tapes are not made with natural rubber latex.