3M Medipore Soft Cloth Surgical Tape
3M Medipore Soft Cloth Surgical Tape

3M Medipore Soft Cloth Surgical Tape

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3M Medipore Soft Cloth Tape is designed for securing tubings, catheters and wound dressings. It works best for repeated applications where preservation of "at risk" skin is critical. 3M Medipore Tape is gentle to reduce the risk of skin irritation.

3M Medipore Soft Cloth Tape Benefits:

  • Excellent cross and diagonal stretch
  • Easy-tear perforated rolls
  • Offers high adhesion
  • Water resistant
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Latex-free

Item #DescPkgRewardPrice 
2961 3M Medipore Tape, 1" x 10yd 2/Pack $0.33
$14.80
$6.58
2961 3M Medipore Tape, 1" x 10yd 2/Pack, 12Pk/Case $3.40
$105.60
$67.99
2962 3M Medipore Tape, 2" x 10yd Each $0.36
$15.35
$7.13
2962 3M Medipore Tape, 2" x 10yd 12/Pack $3.67
$110.60
$73.43
2963 3M Medipore Tape, 3" x 10yd Each $0.51
$15.80
$10.19
2963 3M Medipore Tape, 3" x 10yd 12/Pack $5.76
$140.85
$115.25
2964 3M Medipore Tape, 4" x 10yd Each $0.66
$22.60
$13.25
2964 3M Medipore Tape, 4" x 10yd 12/Pack $7.47
$185.60
$149.45
2966 3M Medipore Tape, 6" x 10yd Each $0.96
$30.80
$19.27
2966 3M Medipore Tape, 6" x 10yd 12/Pack $10.97
$300.40
$219.35
2968 3M Medipore Tape, 8" x 10yd Each $1.30
$47.99
$25.99
2968 3M Medipore Tape, 8" x 10yd 6/Pack $8.00
$232.99
$159.99

3M Medipore Soft Cloth Surgical Tape Features

Key Points:

  • Gentle and breathable to maintain skin integrity
  • Breathable surgical Cloth Tape is ideal for a range of applications
  • Excellent cross and diagonal stretch makes it ideal for a diverse amount of scenarios
  • Efficient dressing and device securement
  • Accommodates moderate swelling or movement
  • Does not cause irritation, inflammation or swelling
  • Will not curl back or stick to itself
  • Medipore surgical tape is durable and reliable
  • Excellent adhesive qualities
  • Perforated rolls for ultimate tearing convenience
  • No paper liner for more economical and efficient use
  • Hypoallergenic tape
  • Color: White

3M Medipore Tape Uses:

  • Securing dressings and ostomy pouches to fragile skin
  • When repeated taping is needed
  • Anchoring post-surgical dressings
  • 3M Medipore Soft Cloth Surgical Tape is used as retentive sheet over gauze
  • Securing over areas where skin may stretch (e.g., edema, distention, hematoma formation or movement)

IV Related Indications:

  • Arterial Catheter
  • CVC Implanted Port
  • CVC Dialysis
  • CVC PICC
  • CVC Tunneled
  • CVC Short-Term
  • Epidural Catheter

Safe And Effective 3M Medipore:

    Safe as depicted by:
  • Human Repeat Insult Patch Testing
  • Human Cumulative Irritation Patch Testing

  • Effective as depicted by:
  • Product evaluations in clinical settings
  • Extensively tested on human volunteers

3M Medipore - Tips For Trouble Free Taping


How To Use 3M Medipore Tape?

Prior Application Instructions:

  • 3M Medipore Tape should be applied without tension to clean, dry skin.
  • A clipper may be used to remove hair, if necessary.
  • To protect at-risk skin, 3M Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film may be applied and when thoroughly dry, tape may be applied over it.
  • In general, do not encircle a limb completely with surgical cloth tape.
  • If distention is anticipated, use a tape that stretches or a self-adherent wrap to secure the dressing or tubing.

3M Medipore Application:

A. General taping:
  1. Apply the 3M Medipore Soft Cloth Surgical Tape without tension, gently but firmly stroking the surface to maximize adhesion. 
  2. Tape should extend at least one-half inch beyond the dressing. 
  3. Tape should not be pulled or stretched when applied. 
  4. If swelling does occur, loosen and re-fasten or replace tape to relieve the tension.
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B. When compression is needed:
  1. Place first section of Medipore Surgical Tape without tension onto skin on one side of the dressing, gently pressing downward.
  2. With one hand, secure tape on one edge of the dressing while slightly stretching next section of tape over the dressing.
  3. Secure tape on opposite edge of the dressing.
  4. Press remaining tape onto skin without tension.
  5. Compression should come from the multiple layers of dressing material, not from excessive tension in the tape. 
  6. Skin distention under tape may result in blistering and should be relieved as soon as possible.
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C. When distention is anticipated:
  1. 3M Medipore Soft Cloth Tape has more stretch in the cross-direction and on the bias.
  2. The direction of the stretch should be considered when securing a dressing or tubing to an area that is at high risk for distention, edema, hematoma formation, or movement.
  3. Anecdotally, applying soft cloth tape parallel to the incision appears to be associated with fewer skin tension injuries than taping perpendicular to the incision.

3M Medipore Removal:

Proper tape removal is critical in reducing the skin trauma:
  1. Loosen edges of tape. If necessary, press a small piece of tape onto a corner to start an edge of the tape.
  2. Stabilize the skin with one finger.
  3. Remove tape "low and slow" in direction of hair growth, keeping it close to skin surface and pull back over itself.
  4. Removing tape at an angle will pull the epidermis increasing risk of mechanical trauma. As tape is removed, continue supporting newly exposed skin.
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Considerations While Choosing A Tape For Tube Or Dressing Secural:

I. Degree of importance of tube or dressing:
  • The more critical the tubing/dressing, the higher the adhesion required.
  • Strength of adhesion and backing may be more important than gentleness.
  • Gentle tapes with higher adhesion may be used without increasing the risk of skin trauma if properly applied and removed.
  • Some tapes are less gentle but are used for high initial adhesion, high long-term adhesion and high strength of backing.

II. Surface characteristics:

  Skin
  • Dry
  • Damp
  • Diaphoretic
  • Wet: secretions, leaking tubes
  • Weeping
  • Macerated
  • Oily
  • Hairy
  • Edematous
  • Intact vs. impaired skin integrity
  • Elastic vs. non-elastic
  • Fragile skin (elderly, very young)
  • “At-risk” (e.g., patient on systemic
    corticosteroids, chemotherapy; malnourished)
  • Flexing
  Dressing
  • Material
  • Weight
  • Conformability
  Device
  • Contour
  • Weight
  • Material: metal, plastic, other 
  Tubing
  • Diameter: small, large
  • Texture: smooth, ribbed, other
  • Material: PVC, silicone, other
  • Weight
  • Length
  • Potential for drag or pull
  • Other support (e.g., sutures, tunneling)

  • Heavy tubings require higher adhesion.
  • Bulky dressings require high conformability and may require greater adhesion.
  • Individual results may vary.

III. Activity level of patient:

  • The more active the patient, the higher the adhesion required. 

IV.Potential for skin surface distention or movement:
  • The risk of skin damage may be reduced by using tapes that stretch with skin distention or movement. 

V. Anticipated wear time:
  • Tape adhesion generally builds over time. Breathable tapes are used for longer term wear. 

VI. History and current medical conditions:
  • History and current medical conditions should be studied e.g., allergies/ sensitivities to medical adhesives, medications, medical conditions

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What is the best way to get the last of the Medipore tape off the roll (AKA “I want to use it all up”)?
Alberto - 9/23/2014 12:32:32 AM
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If you are having difficulty getting the last bit of Medipore tape off the roll, look at how you are holding the tape while you are tearing it. Although the tape nearest the core is wound a little tighter than the outside layers, the most common cause of tight unwind may be squeezing the roll when tearing off sections of tape. Try holding the roll gently, unwind the amount of tape you want, put fingers on either side of the perforations and tear. 

Another way to avoid squeezing the roll: put your right middle finger inside the tape core; unwind the tape to the length you need so that the perforations stop just at the edge of the roll; support the edge of the tape next to the roll with your right thumb; now, using your left hand, tear down at the perforations.
Customer Care - 9/6/2017 6:35:19 AM
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What is the difference between Medipore tape and Medipore H tape?
Michael - 9/15/2014 7:45:47 AM
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Adhesive of Medipore tape and Medipore H tape differs. Medipore H tape was developed after Medipore tape in order to enhance adhesion while maintaining gentleness to skin.
Customer Care - 9/6/2017 6:39:01 AM
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Why don’t we make a soft cloth tape on a liner?
Kelsey - 9/6/2014 7:48:21 AM
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Two disadvantages of a soft cloth on liner are: The liner waste generated has a tendency to stick to itself when static is generated as the liner is removed.
Soft cloth without a liner is easy to handle, is designed to release from itself, and may be used for the majority of applications without waste.
Customer Care - 7/30/2018 2:44:48 AM
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Why do we have an expiration date for tapes? What happens when a tape “expires?”
Christa - 8/14/2014 7:46:09 AM
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The expiration date allows us to ensure performance of the tape products within a specified time period. In general, we do not expect changes in performance shortly after the expiration date, but 3M ensures performance within that time frame. The recommended shelf life for 3M Medipore Soft Cloth Surgical Tape is 3 years under normal storage conditions.
Customer Care - 9/6/2017 6:40:25 AM
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Is there a special way to apply Medipore tape?
Nehaih - 8/9/2014 12:31:13 AM
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The direction of the stretch should be considered when securing a dressing or tubing to an area that is at high risk for distention, edema, hematoma formation, or movement. Anecdotally, applying soft cloth tape parallel to the incision appears to be associated with fewer skin injuries than taping perpendicular to the incision. When distention or movement under the tape is not anticipated, the direction of the stretch of 3M Medipore Soft Cloth Surgical Tape is not known to make a difference.
Customer Care - 9/6/2017 6:41:11 AM
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Is Medipore tape sterile? Can it be sterilized?
Nelly - 7/26/2014 1:16:44 AM
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3M Medipore Soft Cloth Surgical Tape is sold clean but not sterile. It may be sterilized by ethylene oxide or gamma but not by steam (autoclave).
Customer Care - 7/30/2018 2:43:23 AM
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What are its benefits?
Carol - 7/23/2014 8:38:45 AM
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Benefits of 3M Medipore Soft Cloth Surgical Tape are as follows:
  • Easy-tear perforated rolls 
  • Gentle, breathable to maintain skin integrity
  • Latex-free and hypoallergenic for sensitive patients
  • Excellent cross and diagonal stretch to accommodate moderate swelling or movement
  • Easy to handle - no curling or self-adhesion
  • No paper liner for more economical and efficient use
  • Water-resistant
Customer Care - 9/6/2017 6:42:27 AM
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