Surgical tape

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Medical tape)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Albupore surgical tape, similar to Micropore

Surgical tape or medical tape is a type of pressure-sensitive adhesive tape[1] used in medicine and first aid to hold a bandage or other dressing onto a wound. These tapes usually have a hypoallergenic adhesive which is designed to hold firmly onto skin, dressing materials, and underlying layers of tape, but to remove easily without damaging the skin.[2] They allow air to reach the skin ("breathable"). Some breathable tapes such as Kinesiology Tape, and other elastic bandages with adhesive are made of cotton. Surgical tape is often white because it contains zinc oxide, which is added to help prevent infections. Tapes made of microporous material, such as 3M Micropore, are widely used.

Some types are commonly used in sports to add a non-slip wrapping to things which must be gripped, such as tennis racquets, and hockey and lacrosse sticks, because of their rough texture and removability leaving little residue.

See also

References

  1. ^ Farrar, David, ed. (2011). Advanced wound repair therapies. Woodhead Publishing. p. 254. ISBN 9780857093301.
  2. ^ Rutherford, Colleen (2009). Differentiating Surgical Equipment and Supplies. FA Davis. p. 63. ISBN 9780803624122.

Further reading

Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Surgical_tape&oldid=864671029"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_tape
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Surgical tape"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA