According to Medical Adhesives and Patient Safety: State of the Science consensus statements, the foremost consideration when selecting an adhesive product is intended use or purpose of the product.1 Generally speaking, most facilities have three types of securement needs: general securement, flexible securement and critical device/tube securement.
At 3M, we’ve made it easy to meet these securement needs while choosing the right tape for the right patient and application, with four types of tape that can work harder and smarter: the four core 3M medical tapes.
1. McNichol, L., Lund, C., Rosen, T., & Gray, M. (2013). Medical Adhesives and Patient Safety: State of the Science. Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence,40(4), 365-380.
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