Discover the surprising role tapes play in patient outcomes and experiences.
It isn’t uncommon to hear the story of the pediatric cancer patient who tells their parents they’d rather be poked with a needle than have tape removed from their skin to access a port. Patient experiences like this are all too common and chip away at the foundation of patient trust – faith in their clinician’s ability to diligently care for them without causing harm. A patient's experience is important when it comes to tape.
Protecting patients from negative tape-related outcomes requires a comprehensive framework, which should include proper adhesive selection and safe adhesive securement to the skin.
The science of skin management and sticking-to-skin is multifaceted and needs to be considered when selecting tape. Keeping in mind intended use, wear time and ambient conditions present on site are critical factors when selecting a tape.
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