3M is revolutionising wound management with the Micropore Surgical Tape range.
Micropore Surgical Tapes are an impressive feat of engineering that deliver reliable adhesion and minimal skin damage.
The tapes offer tear-and-reposition flexibility as well as reduced risk of Medical Adhesive Related Skin In juries (MARSI).
Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injuries
The skin is the largest and one of the most crucial organs in the body. It regulates our temperature, protects our joints and muscles and provides our sense of touch which allows us to interact with the world around us. When the skin's cellular integrity is compromised by a stronger adhesive attachment, Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injuries (MARSI) occur.
MARSI is a serious skin condition that presents itself as a range of injuries that elderly and paediatric patients are particularly susceptible to. Risk factors include, age, dermatological conditions, allergies, application technique and removal technique. Our skin is constantly exposed and made vulnerable to damage during the course of medical treatment.
To combat this, 3M has design and developed a range of tapes that can provide effective treatment whilst maintaining the integrity of our skin.
Gentle. Reliable. Secure
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Short and Long Term Application
Micropore Surgical Tapes may be worn short term or long term (48 hours) without separating from the skin.
This product causes minimal pain, does not damage outer layers of skin or leave residue upon removal. 3M Micropore Surgical Tapes are also ideal for patients with sensitive skin.
Ease of Use
3M Micropore Surgical Tapes facilitate ease of use for nurses and physicians as they can be easily repositioned and torn neatly by hand.
Reduced Risk of Cross Contamination and Allergic Reactions
Individually wrapped single use rolls reduce the risk of cross-contamination, in conjunction with the absence of rubber latex which eliminates the risk of Type 1 Latex Allergy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Micropore Surgical Tape used for?
3M Micropore Surgical Tape is commonly used to secure dressings, blood draws, I.V lines and tubing and non-critical tubes to the skin.
Is Micropore Surgical Tape breathable?
3M Micropore Surgical Tape is gentle, breathable and leaves minimal residue on the skin upon removal.
Is Micropore Surgical Tape waterproof?
3M Micropore Surgical Tapes are not waterproof but do adhere well to damp skin.
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