3M™ Micropore™ Medical Tape is a multi-purpose, hypoallergenic paper tape that is gentle to skin, yet adheres well and leaves minimal adhesive residue upon removal. 3M breathable surgical tapes are economical, latex free and available in a variety of sizes, colours and quantities.
- Gentle to skin
- Latex free and hypoallergenic for sensitive patients
- Highly breathable to maintain skin integrity
- Holds well on damp skin for secure placement
- Securing light tubing
- Taping fragile, at-risk skin
- Securing small to medium dressings, especially on damp skin
- When repeated taping is needed to be applied
Medical tape remains one of the last vestiges of antiquated thinking, in its multi-patient use and it should be brought into alignment with existing guidance on infection control precaution measures. Including reuse, cleaning and disinfection of medical devices, established by organisations such as ECDC, PHE, RKI, WHO. The best way to accomplish this would be through introduction of single use roll which is shorter in length and dedicated to individual patient.