3M 1” Medical Transpore Tape. Uses and Cleanness Pro Tips

3M1 medical transpore tape is a transparent, breathable and perforated plastic medical tape that offers strong attachment. Transpore tape is easy to tear and is easy to use with gloves.

This adhesive tape is transparent, and designed to function well for sensitive patients. 3 M Transpore plastic transparent tapes is the most elevated tape that meets the highest medical tape standards of today.

It is used for securing gauze in place for cuts or burns, preventing scraping on feet, nipples, or the inside of thighs, butterfly stitch for closing cuts to prevent scarring and numerous other non-medical applications.

Pros and Cons

Pros

1. Versatile

2. Compact

3. Sticks to anything

4. Tears easily, tears in straight line

5. Affordable

6. Transparent porous tape

7. Simple to use

8. Works well with sensitive skin

9. Hypoallergenic

10. Waterproof

Cons

1. Leaves residue

2. Removal can hurt skin

3. Daily bandage changes

4. Sensitive skin

Tips On How to Apply

3M Transpore Tape is a transparent, breathable and perforated plastic medical tape that offers strong grip. It is easy to tear and is easy to use with gloves. This sticky tape is transparent, and designed to function admirably for sensitive patients.

Various factors may vary its quality and function. Therefore you need to be careful while applying.

Here are some tips for you how can it be applied more effectively.

1. Touch the sticky surface of the tape as little as possible

2. Apply sufficient strain to the tape to get the adhesive into the niches and corners of the skin

3. Cover sufficient surface area so that the tape can support the tubing or dressing

4. Obtain full contact between the tape and the skin or tubing so that moisture cannot slip between the two and loosen the tape.

5. Remove substances that contain emollients or oils

6. If the skin is very oily, use a mild soap and water to expel the excess oil and pat dry

7. To secure in danger skin, 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film may be used under the tape

8. If you are using a prep solution, let it dry completely before applying the tape.

Tips On Its Uses

1. Securing gauze in place for cuts or burns

2. Preventing chafing on feet, nipples, or the inside of thighs

3. Securing a SAM splint. Upon removal it rips foam off splint

4. Butterfly stitch for closing cuts to prevent scarring

5. Numerous other non-medical uses

Tips On its Cleanliness and Replace

Cleanliness and proper tape replacement is critical in reducing the occurrence of traumatic skin injuries such as skin stripping. Wounds get infected and cause greater problems due to negligence of patients.

Therefore it is wise to observe the prescriptions of doctors and must care of wounds to get fast recovery. Different conditions, climate, environment, personal status of the patients and many more mechanisms can vary how often should be replaced the bandage though here are some tips on its cleanliness as well as replacement.

1. Keep your wound moist and clean. First, loosen the edges of the tape when it is time to replace

2. Stabilize the skin with one finger. Remove the tape “low and slow” in the direction of hair growth

3. Keep the tape close to the skin surface and pull back over it

4. Removing tape at an angle will increase tension on the epidermis and increase the risk of mechanical trauma

5. As the tape is removed, gently clean your wound and remove scars using adhesive remover or moisturizer

6. Don’t apply bandage onto wet wounds. As far as possible, dry your tape after showering  

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