Does NeedleTape® contain latex?
No, NeedleTape® does not contain latex and is manufactured in a latex free environment.
Is NeedleTape® hypoallergenic?
Yes, NeedleTape® medical adhesive tapes and inks are hypoallergenic.
Is NeedleTape® reusable?
No, NeedleTape® is intended for single use only.
Is NeedleTape® sterile?
NeedleTape® currently does not offer sterile products.
Is NeedleTape® available in different sizes?
Currently we supply the large size 2.5”x3.75” item, NT-527E. Other sizes are currently being reviewed for interest and availability.
My patients are older with sensitive skin, does NeedleTape® offer paper tape or other tape for sensitive skin?
We recognize that different patients have varying tolerances to medical tape. We are currently evaluating different materials that would be suitable to patients with different needs.
Does NeedleTape® guarantee that it will prevent needlesticks?
No, NeedleTape® does not make such claims, however NeedleTape® in conjunction with other safety devices and safety protocols may have the potential to help reduce needlestick injuries.
Where can I learn more about needlestick safety and prevention?
There are many resources available to the public surrounding this issue including from OSHA, CDC and other medical associations. For a compilation of these resources visit our Resources page. (embed link to Resources page)
What are unintended needlesticks are why are they a problem?
Needlesticks are defined as unintentional injuries resulting from the puncturing of skin by a needle or similar sharp object during the placement, removal or disposal of needles utilized in healthcare settings. Needlesticks are a problem because healthcare workers are at risk of contracting serious and potentially life threatening diseases through bloodborne pathogens present in human blood, such as HIV, various forms of Hepatitis, and other diseases due to these injuries.
What are bloodborne pathogens?
Bloodborne pathogens are pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include HIV, Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) among others.
Where can I purchase NeedleTape®?