Kind Removal Tape, manufactured by 3M, is a hypoallergenic silicone blended tape. This Tape is designed to not harm the skin when it is being removed. Most tapes pull the skin and the small hairs, causing unnecessary damage. This Silicone Tape has a patented paper blended backing that allows a gentle, but strong adhesion to the skin that remains constant. Most tapes increase their adhesion over time, which increases the damage when they are removed.
The Kind Removal Tape can be re-positioned without loosing any of its tacky qualities. The gentle adhesion does not lower the quality of the hold either. This Tape is adhesive enough that it can be worn in the shower without loosing effectiveness. This Tape is perfect for using on patients with skin allergies, because 3M engineers their Tapes to be Hypoallergenic.
3M Kind Removal Tape Features and Benefits
- Latex Free
- Does not Tear Skin
- Does not Lose Adhesion
- Can be Worn in the Shower
- Raised Plastic Sides for Easy Unwinding
- Soft Material
- Width: 1" or 2"
- Length: 1.5 or 5 Yards
- Materials: Silicone Adhesive, Acrylic Polymer, Polyester
- Color: Blue
- HCPCS: A4452
- Product Numbers: 2770-1, 2770S-1, 2770-2, 2770S-2
My name is Debbie. I’m a registered nurse. I’m Erin’s mom and caregiver.
We were going about our normal life two and a half years ago. Erin was 20 and entering her third year at St. Rose going to school to be a high school history teacher. She had a sudden change in behavior, which was sudden in severe OCD. She was no longer able to touch her phone, she couldn’t touch her computer, she wouldn’t touch a silverware. I had to feed Erin and help her with daily living.
With the help of the social worker and with our primary care doctor, they realized that they felt there was an infection in Erin causing a severe an autoimmune reaction that was attacking her brain.
After lots of blood work and lots of medicines he figured out that it was limes and the treatment was long-term antibiotics both oral and eventually IV antibiotics and also immune globulin intravenous that would help reset her immune system that was not working properly.
We started giving her medicine every night. After her medication, she would have to have a set up dressing put over that area and the skin on her chest quickly became very, very raw red and sore. We tried different products, we tried different tapes, we tried paper tape, plastic tape, adhesive tapes and different clear dressings from many different brands to and try get her chest feeling better and nothing worked.
It was quite a challenge and at work one day I did have a package show up on my desk and after opening it I noticed it was a rolled tape that looked different. It was blue. It was soft and I thought I’m going to try it on Erin before I try it here at the center. We tried it again the next night and by the next morning, her skin was clear. There was no raw-red skin and it was the 3M Kind Removal Silicone Tape that worked really great.
We thought well, “Let’s keep trying it. We have used it ever since, and there has been no breakdown of her skin and so we continue to use it.”
3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape 2011 WOCN Testimonials
Speaker 1: It is very, very, a very good tape. I've always been impressed of 3M tape and it's wonderful.
Speaker 2: With the blue silicone tape, I think that this is going to be a hit with the patients because it gently comes off and it's not pulling and tearing at the skin causing pain.
Speaker 3: I love this tape. I get it right here. It comes off easy. It goes back down.
Speaker 4: Oh, it's been a long time coming.
Speaker 5: I thought it was fabulous. I think it would be great on our frail elderly patients who have thin skin. I think it's going to be the new solution for them.
Speaker 6: Good product.
Speaker 7: It comes off super easy and it goes back down. On top of things, which is pretty impressive, I have durable barrier cream underneath on my hand. Super, super impressed. Love it.
Speaker 1: It's so comfortable I don't even know what's up.
Speaker 8: I think this is what we needed. It's probably the only thing 3M was missing as far as surgical tapes.
Speaker 9: I like it. I like to have it on.
Speaker 4: All of them. Every patient that I have it would benefit from this.
Speaker 3: Lets me take care of elderly with fragile skin, a lot of the elderly with fragile skin. I think this would be great.
Speaker 10: Oh, of course. Everyone's skin who's older is fragile and you want to do everything you can to keep it intact.
Speaker 11: I was introduced to this adhesive tape. The first thing that I thought was children.
Speaker 12: I think patients that have sensitive skin for sure where you're having the tape all the time to that same area of skin I think it would be very, very comfortable to those people.
Speaker 13: That we need it to get it on board.
Speaker 1: I would tell them to really get this immediately.
Speaker 14: I would definitely tell them to try it out.
Speaker 12: I would say that this is a case where you have to look beyond the dollars and cents of that individual piece of tape and say long term what are we saving in terms of money and in terms of patient satisfaction and patient's skin.
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