Most people are familiar with the pain associated when removing medical tape, and for some patients with sensitive skin and long hair, tape removal can result in skin injuries. Now 3M has announced the upcoming launch of its new 3M Kind Removal Silicone Tape, which the company claims can be removed with greater ease than traditional cloth and paper tapes. The bandages will still provide comparable adhesion, so they won’t come off before they’re meant to, and were found to improve patient comfort and reduce incidence of skin injury in a recent study.
From the press release:
The skin-friendly characteristics of 3M Kind Removal Silicone Tape are particularly important for patients with sensitive, compromised or at-risk skin, or those who may require repeat taping to anchor dressings or secure light-weight tubing. Because it is gentle and easy to use, 3M Kind Removal Silicone Tape is an affordable way to support consistency, speed and simplicity of care without the need for secondary products or complicated work-arounds to protect skin.
In the 11-day repeat application study, “Adhesive Tape Trauma Evaluation of Two Gentle Tapes in Healthy Human Subjects,” Dr. Grove and colleagues measured the gentleness of the Kind Removal Silicone Tape versus a commonly used control tape by assessing the degree of skin damage using various methods. 3M Kind Removal Silicone Tape was shown to cause significantly less damage than the comparison tape to the skin of the healthy volunteers.
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