This medical tape is perforated so that you can tear tape off the roll by hand. The tape is easy to handle, with or without gloves. It’s edges resist curling and it’s less likely to stick to itself. It is particularly useful for securing wound dressings, tubing and catheters, and repeated applications where preservation of “at risk” skin is critical. The same soft, latex-free, hypoallergenic, conformable tape as standard Medipore tape, but with increased gentleness and stronger adhesion for more challenging applications. Available in perforated rolls in several sizes.
How Medipore H is different from regular Medipore Tape
Medipore Tapes have the same non woven, polyester backing. The difference is in the adhesive. Medipore H Tape uses an adhesive from the 3M Tegaderm Transparent Dressing family. The tape uses a thin layer of the same adhesive used on 3M Durapore Surgical tape. Although the tape has a higher level of adhesion, it is often more gentle upon repeated taping than Medipore tape.
- More gentle than Medipore tape.
- Higher adhesion than Medipore tape.
- Latex-free and hypoallergenic for sensitive patients.
- Excellent cross and diagonal stretch to accommodate moderate swelling or movement.
- Easy-tear perforated rolls for quick tailoring.
- When repeated taping is needed and preservation of “at risk skin” is critical.
- Securing over areas where skin may stretch (e.g., edema, distention, hematoma formation or movement).
Start with clean, dry skin. The tape sticks best to clean, dry surfaces so try to minimize moist conditions as much as possible. Touch the sticky surface of the tape as little as possible. Place the tape without tension onto the skin. Encircling a limb completely with tape may become hazardous to blood flow. The adhesive on the surgical tape is “pressure sensitive” meaning it’s designed to adhere best when gentle, but firm, finger or hand pressure is applied rubbing the tape into place.
Your skin has bumps, Even smooth skin has peaks and valleys. Laying a piece of tape on the skin without applying any pressure only provides a superficial adherence at best. Usually, the stickier the tape, the less pressure you should need. Gentle strokes along the tape allows the adhesive to be exposed to more of the skin surface.
Medipore H Surgical Tape is Soft durable tape that is both latex free, hypoallergenic and preferred in hospitals around the world as a trusted surgical tape.