If you’ve ever had the unfortunate luck of being in the hospital after being hurt, then you might remember the medical staff wrapping your wounds after disinfecting the injured area. Wound care dressings promote healing and are one of the first steps towards recovery. Like so many objects that get used on a daily basis, there’s much more to this medical essential than you might know. There are a wide variety of adhesives that are used for dressing wounds, and we’re going to look at a few.
Did you know that there are approximately 3 million non-fatal injuries each year in America? In many instances, those injured require some form of medical tape for their wounds. Additionally, taping body parts is also done to prevent injuries. Yet, what are the actual uses of medical adhesive tape?
Chances are, you have a roll of medical adhesive tape in your medicine cabinet, or you’ve seen some come into play at a sporting event. Sometimes referred to as surgical tape, this staple of the medical supply world has many different types and uses. If you’ve ever been curious about either, then it’s time for a crash course and put the ‘eas’ in adhesive.
Medical adhesive tape, also known as surgical tape, is used to secure dressings to the human body. Most of them are self-adhesive so once applied with a bit of pressure they will stay in place. Sarasota Medical Products specializes in hydrocolloid dressings using a variety of adhesive formulations.