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3M Micropore Surgical Tape - White

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3M Micropore Surgical Tape is designed to secure wound dressings that require frequent dressing changes. This medical tape is conformable and leaves minimal residue after removing the tape. The breathable material of the paper tape makes it comfortable for the user. It is hypoallergenic and helps secure the wound dressing or tubings to the skin. It features gentle adhesion and easily gets removed without any skin irritation.

Why use 3M Micropore Tape?

  • Breathable and allows moisture to evaporate
  • Tears easily to size
  • Quick and easy application

What are the benefits of 3M Surgical Paper Tape?

  • 3M Medical Tape is excellent for general-purpose taping
  • Contains non-woven rayon and pressure-sensitive acrylate adhesive
  • Holds well on damp skin for secure placement
  • The Hypoallergenic adhesive is gentle to sensitive and fragile skin
  • 3m Micropore Tape allows moisture to escape without reducing adhesion
  • Micropore adhesive tape adheres well and leaves minimal residue on removal
  • Lightweight and promotes healing
  • 3M Micropore paper tape has gentle adhesion
  • A True breakthrough for patient safety and comfort
  • Reliably secures devices and dressings to skin
  • Micropore Tape maintains skin integrity
  • Ideal surgical tape for sensitive patients
  • Gentle to the skin
  • Economical single use rolls
  • Non-sterile
  • Radiolucent
  • Latex-free

When to use 3M Surgical Paper Tape?

  • Securing ostomy appliances
  • Taping fragile, at-risk skin
  • Securing ophthalmology and other dressings
  • When repeated taping is needed
  • Securing small to medium dressings on damp skin
  • Securing lightweight tubing

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How to use 3M Micropore Medical Paper Tape?

  • Apply the 3M Micropore Surgical Tape evenly to a clean, dry surface.
  • Apply the 3m medical tape evenly by positioning and pressing down from the center towards the edges.
  • Optimize adhesion by firmly rubbing or pressing the tape backing. This will ensure that Micropore medical tape stays in place.
  • Never apply tape under tension. This may induce skin trauma in the form of blistering or skin tearing.

How to remove 3M Medical tape?

  • Loosen 1 paper tape ends.
  • Remove the tape in the direction of hair growth. Keep tape close to skin surface and slowly pull the tape back.
  • Support skin throughout removal.

Storage And Shelf Life of 3M Surgical Tape

  • It is recommended that 3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape be stored under normal conditions within the temperature range of 59 – 86 degrees F (15 – 30 degrees C)
  • 3M Micropore tape has a recommended shelf life of three years under these conditions

Can the 3M White Surgical Tape be Sterilized?

The following method was tested and proven reliable for sterilization and stable adhesion performance. It is tested with ethylene oxide residuals well within U.S. FDA guidelines:

  • Strips of microporous surgical tape arranged over a suitable release surface, e.g., glass, stainless steel, silicone-treated paper.
  • 3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape sealed in appropriate sterilization pouch or wrapper
  • EtO sterilized warm cycle 55 degrees C (130-145 degrees F), minimum 1 hour exposure time (50% RH - 600 mg/liter, or equivalent)
  • Warm cycle aeration (temperature not to exceed 55 degrees C) for a minimum 20-hour cycle before use

Considerations While Choosing A Tape For Tube Or Dressing Securement

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 Type
  • 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
  • Material
  • Weight
  • Conformability
  • Contour
  • Weight
  • Material: metal, plastic, other 
  • 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.

FAQs About 3M Micropore Surgical Tape

What are the ses of Micropore surgical tape?

It is used to secure dressings to light exuding wounds, to secure tubings and ostomy appliances.

Can Micropore Tape get wet?

One can shower or bath with the Micropore tape on and it dries off fairly quickly afterwards. As it starts to peel off you can remove it and replace it with a fresh strip.

Can bacteria go through micropore tape?

Yes, wet micropore tape can and does cause contamination.

How to take off surgical tape easily without it hurting?

Put baby oil around the edges, and let it soak in. The tape will be easier to peel off without and won't stick to the skin nearly as much. Rubbing alcohol is another great way to reduce pain when removing medical tape.

Is 3M Micropore tape latex free?

Yes, 3M Micropore Tape is latex-free and prevents allergic reactions on the skin.

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