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Coban is a self-adherent wrap made of a porous, non-woven polyester material. Coban by 3M sticks to itself, but not other materials like skin or hair. Coban is used for a variety of treatments that include compression and doesn't need pins or tape to keep it in place. It does not loosen easily after application, making Coban ideal for reliable, consistent compression.
Caution: Somve variants of this product contain natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions for those who are sensitive. For those who are sensitive to rubber products, try our latex-free variants or Latex-Free Coflex.
Coban Wrap adheres to itself and therefore requires no adhesive, clips, or fasteners like other wrappings. Coban wrapping tape is lightweight and provides non-slip support. This medical wrapping tape comfortably adapts to the contours of the body, providing consistent compression. Coban Self-Adherent Elastic Wrap functions like a tape but sticks only to itself. Available in a variety of widths to meet individual application needs. It's a laminate of non-woven material and elastic fibers to provide elasticity.
Coban Wrapping Tape Applications
Coban Wrap has many medical applications. Coban can be used as a compression bandage to reduce or stop bleeding while promoting circulation and healing. It can reduce bruising and help control swelling. Hospital and clinical applications include holding IVs in place, affixing monitors, vascular post-operative wrap, support wrap, bandage, edema control, leg ulcer wrap, and finger immobilization. Coban tape is often used as an over wrap in conjunction with the Unna Boot.
Coban Medical Tape Features and Benefits
- Non-Sticking Bandage Wrap
- Self-Adhesive Tape with No Clips or Fasteners
- Light Pressure Bandage
- Lightweight Porous Wrapping that is Breathable
- Adaptable to Body Contours
- Sticks to Itself Without Need for Adhesive, Pins, or Clips for Fast and Easy Application
- Slip-Resistant -- No Need for Frequent Readjustment
- Comfortable for Patients and Athletes
- Protects Primary Dressings
- Wrapping Splints and Arm Boards
- Over Wrap for Unna Boot
- Securing IVs and Other Devices
- Sterile Drape Stabilization
- Leg Wrap - Post Operative
3M™ Coban™ Self Adherent Wrap Application 3M Critical and Chronic Care Solutions (2:17 Minutes)
3M Coban Self-Adherent Wrap directions for use. You will see many ways of wrapping but we recommend a specific method to deliver tension and compression evenly and consistently. Coban Wrap is not an ordinary elastic wrap. It will not slip or loosen with time. Therefore, it must be wrapped to be comfortable to the patient immediately after application. Follow these easy steps: To start, you need to hold the product correctly. Hold the roll so that the outer side of the Coban will be placed in contact with the limb being wrapped. This allows you to unwrap additional material with more control as you wrap around the limb.
Step one – unwind 12 or more inches of Coban wrap from the roll and allow the wrap to relax. It is important to unwind the sufficient length before beginning to wrap.
Step 2 – without stretching, apply one full wrap and overlap. Press overlapped area lightly to keep the end in place.
Step 3 – continue wrapping, applying tension to the wrap only to obtain desired compression. Remember to unwind more Coban wrap from the roll so that the product is not applied with too much tension.
Step 4 – cut off or tear excess wrap. Release the tension on the last two to three inches of Coban wrap and press firmly against the underlying wrap to keep it in place. Secure the application by gently pressing layers together to ensure that the bandage windings cohere to each other. We call this “giving it the 3M hug”.
Removal: Remove with bandage scissors or by unwrapping.
3M™ Coban™ Self-Adherent Wrap Specialty Application | 3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions (2:16 Minutes)
Now that you have learned the basics about applying and removing Coban Self-Adherent Wrap, I wanted to show you some tips for applying Coban Self-Adherent Wrap for specific applications. Apply a dry sterile 2x2 inch gauze sponge over the puncture site. Determine the length of 1 ½ inch or 2” Coban Wrap needed by measuring 1 ½ wraps of the patient’s arm. Cut or tear that amount from the roll. While applying digital pressure to gauze sponge, place Coban Wrap over it and gently stretch to begin first wrap. Complete the wrapping gently but securely and observe for signs of constriction. Release the tension on the last 2-3 inches of Coban Wrap. Press bandage in firmly against the underlying wrap to keep it in place.
Application instructions for zinc paste bandage indicate applying Coban at 50% to 100% stretch while holding the roll close to the foot and maintaining a consistent level of stretch or even compression with 50% overlap of the Coban Wrap. After applying the primary dressing, place a splint under the finger if needed. Unwind a length of one inch Coban Wrap from the roll and allow the wrap to relax. Without stretching, apply one wrap around the tip of the finger and press the overlapped area lightly to keep the end in place. Continue to circle the finger, working back from tip to base. Release tension on the last section of wrap and press firmly against the underlying wrap to keep it in place. This technique is for initial or short-term immobilization and in most cases, should be removed after 24 hours.
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