Proper placement of bandages is integral to proper wound care and, oftentimes, medical tape plays a large role in this. Medical tape is available in a wide variety of products and applications. Medical tape is an excellent item to keep on hand for a first-aid kit or for use in any type of healthcare facility.
Used for the treatment of skin and wound care, medical tape is also commonly called “surgical tape.” There are several different varieties available including paper tape, foam tape, plastic tape, and fabric tape. The benefits of using clear medical tape are numerous.
Clear medical tape (which is often made of plastic) can be used for emergency uses or for general skin care, like treating a scraped knee from a fall. Most medical tapes are hypoallergenic, so as not to cause skin irritation and to be universally used on any patient. A quality medical tape should be breathable, waterproof, and include a strong non-irritating adhesive.
Clear surgical tape is excellent for use with wound care dressings. The transparency of the tape allows the professional, or applicator, to accurately place the tape on the dressing and skin. Proper tape placement can elongate dressing usage times. By holding the wound dressing securely in place, the tape allows faster and better healing is allowed to take place.
Clear medical tape also allows the caretaker to observe the happenings of the skin under the tape. If the skin should show any signs of damage or irritation, the caregiver will be able to immediately make any necessary changes or adjustments.
Mountainside Medical carries a variety of clear medical tapes from brands including 3M, Covidien/Kendall, and Dynarex. Experience the benefits of using clear medical tape for yourself today! Simply place your order online through our website. You can also conveniently make your purchase by calling 1-888-687-4334 and speaking with one of our friendly Medical Supply Professionals.