3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape
3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape

3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape

Brand/Manufacturer: 3M
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  • FSA Approved
  • Latex Free

3M Micropore Surgical White Paper Tape has hypoallergenic adhesive that is gentle to sensitive and fragile skin. Being porous and breathable, it allows moisture to escape without reducing adhesion. This Paper Tape is thin, soft and flexible for improved patient comfort.

3M Micropore Paper Tape Highlights

  • Economical single use rolls
  • Sold non-sterile
  • Radiolucent

Item #DescPkgRewardPrice 
1530-0 Micropore Surgical Tape, 1/2" x 10yd Each $0.04
$1.55
$0.39
1530-0 Micropore Surgical Tape, 1/2" x 10yd 24/Pack $0.94
$16.99
$9.35
1530-0 Micropore Surgical Tape, 1/2" x 10yd 240/Case $8.80
$119.99
$87.99
1530-1 Micropore Surgical Tape, 1" x 10yd Each $0.07
$2.85
$0.65
1530-1 Micropore Surgical Tape, 1" x 10yd 12/Pack $0.74
$13.99
$7.39
1530-1 Micropore Surgical Tape, 1" x 10yd 120/Case $8.80
$119.99
$87.99
1530-2 Micropore Surgical Tape, 2" x 10yd Each $0.20
$6.50
$1.99
1530-2 Micropore Surgical Tape, 2" x 10yd 6/Pack $1.00
$16.99
$9.99
1530-2 Micropore Surgical Tape, 2" x 10yd 60/Case $8.80
$119.99
$87.99
1530-3 Micropore Surgical Tape, 3" x 10yd Each $0.16
$3.65
$1.59
1530-3 Micropore Surgical Tape, 3" x 10yd 4/Pack $0.60
$8.45
$5.99
1530-3 Micropore Surgical Tape, 3" x 10yd 40/Case $7.50
$99.99
$74.99

3M Surgical Paper Tape Features

  • 3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape is gentle to the skin
  • Holds well on damp skin for secure placement
  • Excellent for general-purpose taping
  • Allows for moisture evaporation and skin to breathe
  • Gentle adhesion
  • Conformable and reliably secures dressings and devices to skin
  • True breakthrough for patient safety and comfort
  • Highly breathable to maintain skin integrity
  • Latex-free and hypoallergenic for sensitive patients

When to use 3M Surgical Paper Tape?

  • Securing ostomy appliances
  • Taping fragile, at-risk skin
  • Securing ophthalmology and other dressings
  • When repeated taping is needed
  • Securing small to medium dressings especially on damp skin
  • Securing lightweight tubing

What to buy with 3M Micropore Tape?


How to use 3M Micropore Medical Paper Tape?

  • Apply the 3M Micropore Surgical Tapes evenly to clean, dry surface.
  • Apply the tape evenly by positioning and pressing down from the center towards the edges.
  • Optimize adhesion by firmly rubbing or pressing the tape backing. This will ensure that Micropore medical tape stays in place.
  • Never apply tape under tension. This may induce skin trauma in the form of blistering or skin tearing.

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How to remove 3M Medical tape?

  • Loosen 3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape ends.
  • Remove tape in direction of hair growth. Keep tape close to skin surface and slowly pull tape back.
  • Support skin throughout removal.

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Storage And Shelf Life

  • It is recommended that 3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape be stored under normal conditions within the temperature range of 59 – 86 degrees F (15 – 30 degrees C)
  • 3M Micropore tape has a recommended shelf life of three years under these conditions

Sterilization

The following method was tested and proven reliable for sterilization and stable adhesion performance. It is tested with ethylene oxide residuals well within U.S. FDA guidelines:
  • Strips of microporous surgical tape arranged over a suitable release surface, e.g. glass, stainless steel, silicone-treated paper
  • 3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape sealed in appropriate sterilization pouch or wrapper
  • EtO sterilized warm cycle 55 degrees C (130-145 degrees F), minimum 1 hour exposure time (50% RH - 600 mg/liter, or equivalent)
  • Warm cycle aeration (temperature not to exceed 55 degrees C) for a minimum 20 hour cycle before use

Considerations While Choosing A Tape For Tube Or Dressing Secural

I. Degree of importance of tube or dressing

  • The more critical the tubing/dressing, the higher the adhesion required.
  • Strength of adhesion and backing may be more important than gentleness.
  • Gentle tapes with higher adhesion may be used without increasing the risk of skin trauma if properly applied and removed.
  • Some tapes are less gentle but are used for high initial adhesion, high long-term adhesion and high strength of backing.

II. Surface characteristics

Skin
  • Dry
  • Damp
  • Diaphoretic
  • Wet: secretions, leaking tubes
  • Weeping
  • Macerated
  • Oily
  • Hairy
  • Edematous
  • Intact vs. impaired skin integrity
  • Elastic vs. non-elastic
  • Fragile skin (elderly, very young)
  • “At-risk” (e.g., patient on systemic
    corticosteroids, chemotherapy; malnourished)
  • Flexing
Dressing
  • Material
  • Weight
  • Conformability
Device
  • Contour
  • Weight
  • Material: metal, plastic, other 
Tubing
  • Diameter: small, large
  • Texture: smooth, ribbed, other
  • Material: PVC, silicone, other
  • Weight
  • Length
  • Potential for drag or pull
  • Other support (e.g., sutures, tunneling)

  • Heavy tubings require higher adhesion.
  • Bulky dressings require high conformability and may require greater adhesion.
  • Individual results may vary.

III. Activity level of patient

  • The more active the patient, the higher the adhesion required. 

IV.Potential for skin surface distention or movement

  • The risk of skin damage may be reduced by using tapes that stretch with skin distention or movement. 

V. Anticipated wear time

  • Tape adhesion generally builds over time. Breathable tapes are used for longer term wear. 

VI. History and current medical conditions

  • History and current medical conditions should be studied e.g., allergies/ sensitivities to medical adhesives, medications, medical conditions

Customer Reviews

Questions & Answers


 
 
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Can I use Micropore tape to attach pictures/photos, etc.? Is Micropore tape acidfree?
Kate - 9/24/2015 8:11:08 AM
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A weak organic acid is in the copolymer used to make the Micropore tape adhesive, so technically, Micropore tape is not considered "acid-free". 3M does not promote uses of Micropore tape other than that for which it is intended. 

3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape was intended for use on human skin, devices, dressings, and tubings. Micropore tape was not designed to be used on photos and other important objects, and the effects of the tape over time on these types of objects are not known.


Customer Service - 9/7/2017 8:45:00 AM
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What size microbe is blocked by Micropore tape?
Joanne - 9/24/2015 8:09:21 AM
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Instructions for application and removal?
Barbara - 9/24/2015 8:03:21 AM
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Application:
  • Apply 3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape evenly to clean, dry surface 
  • Position and press down from centre outwards 
  • Maximise adhesion by firmly rubbing or pressing tape backing 
  • Never apply tape under tension
  • This may induce blistering or skin tearing

Removal:
  • Loosen 3M Micropore Surgical Paper Tape ends 
  • Remove tape in direction of hair growth
  • Keep tape close to skin surface and slowly pull tape back 
  • Support skin throughout removal
Customer Service - 9/7/2017 8:47:43 AM
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