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Medical Tape

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Choosing the right medical supplies and using them effectively is critical for successful patient outcomes and cost containment. 3M Medical Tapes provide a full line of hypoallergenic and latex-free* medical adhesive tapes including our latest advancement, 3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape.

Find the right types of medical tapes for your situation, including: fragile or at-risk skin, general securement of tubing and devices, moist skin conditions, surgical and wound dressings, pressure dressings, securement of critical tubing, single-patient use, and more.

*3M™ Universal Cloth Adhesive Tape contains dry natural rubber.


Products Application Information Clinical Evidence Education Single-Patient Use Rolls

3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape

3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape

Product: 3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape

Unlike any medical tape you've ever used, 3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape provides reliable securement, gentle wear and easy removal without compromise.

Suggested Applications

3M™ Medipore™ H Soft Cloth Surgical Tape

3M™ Medipore™ H Soft Cloth Surgical Tape

Product: 3M™ Medipore™ H Soft Cloth Surgical Tape

A high adhesion, breathable, soft cloth medical adhesive tape for a range of challenging applications.

Suggested Applications

3M™ Medipore™ Soft Cloth Surgical Tape

3M™ Medipore™ Soft Cloth Surgical Tape

Product: 3M™ Medipore™ Soft Cloth Surgical Tape

A line of gentle, soft cloth tapes with good adhesion in widths from 1™(2.5cm) to 8™(20cm). Medipore medical tape is now gentler with higher adhesion.

Suggested Applications

3M™ Medipore™ Soft Cloth Pre-Cut Dressing Covers

3M™ Medipore™ Soft Cloth Pre-Cut Dressing Covers

Product: 3M™ Medipore™ Soft Cloth Pre-Cut Dressing Covers

Convenient pre-cut dressing pads that are easy to use and easy on the skin.

Suggested Applications

3M™ Transpore™ White Surgical Tape

3M™ Transpore™ White Surgical Tape

Product: 3M™ Transpore™ White Surgical Tape

A gentle adhesive tape with strong adhesion that's perforated for easy tearing in both directions.

Suggested Applications

3M™ Micropore™ Surgical Tape

3M™ Micropore™ Surgical Tape

Product: 3M™ Micropore™ Surgical Tape

The gentle, breathable, #1 trusted brand of surgical tape for over 50 years.

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3M™ Transpore™ Surgical Tape

3M™ Transpore™ Surgical Tape

Product: 3M™ Transpore™ Surgical Tape

A transparent, perforated, plastic adhesive medical tape that tears easily and works reliably.

Suggested Applications

3M™ Durapore™ Surgical Tape

3M™ Durapore™ Surgical Tape

Product: 3M™ Durapore™ Surgical Tape

A high strength, silk-like cloth adhesive medical tape with strong adhesion.

Suggested Applications

3M™ Blenderm™ Surgical Tape

3M™ Blenderm™ Surgical Tape

Product: 3M™ Blenderm™ Surgical Tape

An occlusive, transparent, plastic medical tape designed to seal out external fluids and contaminants.

Suggested Applications

3M™ Microfoam™ Surgical Tape and 3M™ Microfoam™ Sterile Tape Patch

3M™ Microfoam™ Surgical Tape and 3M™ Microfoam™ Sterile Tape Patch

Product: 3M™ Microfoam™ Surgical Tape and 3M™ Microfoam™ Sterile Tape Patch

These highly conformable elastic foam medical tapes stretch for compression applications and to secure dressings over challenging areas.

Suggested Applications

3M™ Cloth Adhesive Tape

3M™ Cloth Adhesive Tape

Product: 3M™ Cloth Adhesive Tape

A strong, easy-to-tear, hypoallergenic and latex-free medical tape for both dry and moist conditions.

Suggested Applications

3M™ Universal Cloth Adhesive Tape*

3M™ Universal Cloth Adhesive Tape

Product: 3M™ Universal Cloth Adhesive Tape*

A strong, easy-to-tear (both across and lengthwise) medical tape for securing medical devices and light immobilization support in both dry and moist skin conditions.
*This product contains dry natural rubber.

Suggested Applications

How To Videos

3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape

How To Videos

Tips for Trouble-Free Taping

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Tips for Trouble-Free Taping

3M™ Medical Tapes Catalog: Solutions for Securing Dressings and Devices

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3M™ Medical Tapes Catalog: Solutions for Securing Dressings and Devices

3M™ Medical Tapes Mini Adhesion Charts

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3M™ Medical Tapes Mini Adhesion Charts

Compare the adhesion characteristics of our traditional acrylate tape products.

3M Medical Tapes Clinical Evidence Summaries

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3M Medical Tapes Clinical Evidence Summaries

A comprehensive summary of relevent clinicial studies, articles and posters related to Adhesives and 3M Medical Tapes.

Medical Adhesives and Patient Safety: State of the Science: Consensus Statements for the Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Adhesive-related Skin Injuries

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Medical Adhesives and Patient Safety: State of the Science: Consensus Statements for the Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Adhesive-related Skin Injuries

Medical Adhesives and Patient Safety: State of the Science: Consensus Statements for the Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Adhesive-related Skin Injuries
Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, GNP, CWOCN
Carolyn Lund, MSN, RN, CNS
Ted Rosen, MD
Mikel Gray, PhD, PNP, FNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN

Randomized Comparison of a Silicone Tape and a Paper Tape for Gentleness in Healthy Children

Randomized Comparison of a Silicone Tape and a Paper Tape for Gentleness in Healthy Children

Gary L. Grove, PhD
Charles Zerweck, PhD
Bruce Ekholm, MS
Graham E. Smith, BS Nancy I. Koski, BA
Comparison of the relative gentleness of a silicone tape to a paper tape on healthy infants and children

Single-patient rolls of medical tapes reduce cross-contamination risk

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Single-patient rolls of medical tapes reduce cross-contamination risk

Kari Love, RN, MS
Summary of ongoing risks of hospital-acquired infections through cross-contamination

Adhesive Tape Trauma Evaluation of Two Gentle Tapes in Healthy Human Subjects - Poster

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Adhesive Tape Trauma Evaluation of Two Gentle Tapes in Healthy Human Subjects - Poster

Adhesive Tape Trauma Evaluation of Two Gentle Tapes in Healthy Human Subjects Gary Grove, Charles Zerweck, Timothy Houser, cyberDERM, Inc. Graham Smith, Nancy Koski, 3M Health Care 3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape vs Paper Tape Skin Trauma Poster Presented at SAWC and WOCN conferences, 2011

Customer Evaluation of a New Gentle-To-Skin Medical Tape by 217 Clinical Evaluators - White Paper

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Customer Evaluation of a New Gentle-To-Skin Medical Tape by 217 Clinical Evaluators - White Paper

Customer Evaluation of a New Gentle-To-Skin Medical Tape by 217 Clinical Evaluators Bonnie Loperfido, Graham Smith, 3M Health Care Summary of findings from pre-market clinical evaluations

Considerations for the Selection of Medical Tape When Caring for the Fragile Skin of Chemotherapy Patients - Case Study

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Considerations for the Selection of Medical Tape When Caring for the Fragile Skin of Chemotherapy Patients - Case Study

Considerations for the Selection of Medical Tape When Caring for the Fragile Skin of Chemotherapy Patients Interview with Yasumi Matsubara, Kitasato University East Hospital, Tokyo, Japan 3M Health Care Ltd. Japan

Striking a Balance Between Securement and Gentleness to the Skin Using 3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape on Dialysis Catheters - Case Study

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Striking a Balance Between Securement and Gentleness to the Skin Using 3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape on Dialysis Catheters - Case Study

Striking a Balance Between Securement and Gentleness to the Skin Using 3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape on Dialysis Catheters Interview with Masami Tanaka, Hiroko Suzuki, and Imai Yumiko, Saitama Tsukinomori Clinic, Japan 3M Health Care Ltd. Japan

Using a "Next-Generation" Tape for Patients with High Risk of Skin Lesions - Case Study

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Using a "Next-Generation" Tape for Patients with High Risk of Skin Lesions - Case Study

"Using a "Next-Generation" Tape for Patients with High Risk of Skin Lesions Interview with Hirayama Chitose and Shinohara Masaki, Dokkyo University School of Medicine, Japan 3M Health Care Ltd. Japan

Comparing the Effects of Two Types of Groin Dressing Securements on Skin Integrity, Hematoma Formation and Bleeding After Arterial Sheath Removal - White Paper

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Comparing the Effects of Two Types of Groin Dressing Securements on Skin Integrity, Hematoma Formation and Bleeding After Arterial Sheath Removal - White Paper

Comparing the Effects of Two Types of Groin Dressing Securements on Skin Integrity, Hematoma Formation and Bleeding After Arterial Sheath Removal Mary Singleton, RN, MSN The purpose of this project was to evaluate the impact of the tape used to secure the post-femoral artery sheath removal dressing on skin integrity, hematoma formation and bleeding, and to develop a tool that could be used for ongoing patient outcome analysis.

Medical Adhesives and Patient Safety: State of the Science: Consensus Statements for the Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Adhesive-related Skin Injuries

Medical Adhesives and Patient Safety: State of the Science: Consensus Statements for the Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Adhesive-related Skin Injuries

In this course you will learn the importance of proper techniques and use of medical adhesives and the impact adhesives have on the skin

Learning Objectives

Patient Safety: The role of medical adhesives

Patient Safety: The role of medical adhesives

In this module, Janet Davis, MSN, RN, GNP, CWOCN, explains how medical adhesive plays an important role in protecting skin health and in ensuring patient safety.

Learning Objectives

Tape with Care: Selection and Best Practices - CE Course

Gloved hands smoothing tape on elderly hand

Tape with Care: Selection and Best Practices - CE Course

In this module, Beth LaVelle, PhD, RN, CEN, focuses on understanding and applying scientific principles related to medical adhesive products. She covers the selection and use of medical adhesive products as well as strategies to help reduce the risk of skin damage. CE module available via the 3M Health Care Learning Connection. Registration is required and allows you access to a variety of free CE courses.

Learning Objectives

How To Videos

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How To Videos

Watch demonstrations of medical tape application and removal techniques. View select training videos on this site (on Training Videos page, scroll to bottom for Medical Tapes videos) or visit our YouTube playlist.

For More Information

For More Information

Additional resources, educational programs and services may be obtained through your 3M Skin Health Sales Representative. If you have questions regarding who your 3M Representative is, please call the 3M Health Care Customer Helpline at 1-800-228-3957. Outside of the United States, contact the local 3M subsidiary.

Learn about the multiple benefits that 3M Single-Patient Use Rolls offer you and your patients

Reduce Costs and Combat Cross-Contamination

Learn about the multiple benefits that 3M Single-Patient Use Rolls offer you and your patients

Single-patient use 3M™ Medical Tapes are much more economical than traditional 10 yard rolls:
--Single-patient use rolls allows less tape to be discarded per patients*
--Dedicating one roll per patient reduces the risk of cross-contamination*

*CDC guidelines increasingly suggest that some items, such as adhesive tapes, should not be shared between patients.

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