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- Affixing dressings of medium size or smaller specifically to moist skin
- Attaching thin or small tubing to skin
- Adhering bags for sstomy
- Securing items to delicate, in-danger skin when recurring taping is required
Many People Ask, "Is It Latex-Free?"
The answer is 'Yes," so you can be sure that you will not experience any latex allergies.
Applying on Dry Skin
- Clean the skin.
- Unroll tape, being careful to touch the adhesive side as little as possible.
- Cut to desired length.
- Do not grip tape with too much force.
- Lay tape over desired area without stretching the tape.
- Gently run a finger over the tape several times to ensure good adhesion.
Applying on Damp Skin
- Clean the skin.
- Unroll tape and cut to length, avoiding touching the adhesive as much as possible.
- Hold tape gently.
- Lay tape over desired area -- do not put tension on tape.
- You may desire to run a finger once lightly over the tape.
How to Remove Micropore Tape
- Gently pry one corner of the tape up by pressing a small piece of tape onto the corner and then pulling up.
- Pull the tape back over itself in the direction of the hair to avoid excessive pressure on delicate skin.
- For particularly sticky tape, you may use a small amount of moisturizer or adhesive remover like Brava Adhesive Remover Spray and Wipes.
- Glide the moisture over the exposed adhesive edge of the tape. Pull up slowly, working the moisturizer down the tape as it comes up.
- Q: What Is Micropore Tape?
- A: It is a lightweight, breathable paper tape built for medical applications like affixing wound dressings and tubes onto skin
- Q: How do I use Micropore on wounds?
- A: Choose a dressing large enough to cover the wound (you may wish to use this Non-Adherent Impregnated Petrolatum Gauze Dressing from Derma Sciences.). Place the dressing on the wound. Cut or tear four strips to about one inch longer than the dressing. place one strip along each edge of the dressing so that one-half inch extends beyond the dressing on each side. Tape all four edges in this same way. Rub each strip with your fingers, starting at the center and moving toward the ends.
- Q: Can Micropore tape get wet?
- A: Yes - for a brief period of time, like showering. Make sure you dry it out as soon as possible. Use caution to not get burned.
- Q: How long should I use 3M Micropore Surgical Tape?
- A: Leave it on as long as is needed until your wound heals or until it begins to loosen (usually 2-3 weeks). Change the tape at that point, if needed.
- Q: Does the 3M tape block microbes
- A: This tape does not block microbes. Instead, the pores are too small to see with the naked eye
- Q: What are Micropore tape uses?
- A: Affixing dressings to light to moderate wounds, keeping small feeding and stoma tubing in place, creating temporary splints -- for best results lightly dampen skin before applying.
Product Features and Benefits
- Gentle Adhesion
- Highly Breathable
- Comfortable Against the Skin
- Leaves Minimal Adhesive Residue
- Ideal for General Wound Purpose
- Designed to Secure Small to Medium Dressings
- Easily Secures Lightweight Tubing
- Great for Securing Ostomy Appliances
- Designed for Repeated Wound Taping
- Manufacturer: 3M
- Brand: Micropore
- Product Numbers: 1530-0, 1530-1, 1530-2, 1530-3, 1533-0, 1533-1, 1533-2, 1535-0, 1535-1, 1535-2, 1535-3
- Color: Beige, White, Nude
- Condition: Dressing and Device Securement, IV Related
- Hypoallergenic: Yes
- Latex-Free: Yes
- IV-Related Condition Type: CVC Dialysis, CVC Implanted Port, CVC Tunneled, PIV
- Department Use: Operating Room-Surgery, Radiology, Wound Care, Urgent Care, Oncology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, I.V. Therapy, Cardiovascular, Dialysis Center, Critical, Intensive Care Unit, Medical-Surgical, and Labor & Delivery
- Sizes: 1/2 Inches x 10 Yards, 1 Inch x 10 Yards, 2 Inches x 10 Yards, 3 Inches x 10 Yards
- Dispensing Type: With, Without
- Product Type: Surgical Tape
- Units per Pack: 6, 12, 24
Manuals and Documents
- Article Information Sheet contains product information sheet
- HCPCS Coding contains product hcpcs codes
- Product Brochure contains product brochure
- Product Selection Guide contains product selection information
- Product Adhesion Chart contains product adhesion chart
- Choosing Product Guide contains product information
- Product Q&A contains product questions and answers
- 3M Tape Profiles contains tape profiles
3M Micropore Video - Removal Techniques (3:01 minutes)
- Additional Information