Siltape - Soft Silicone Fixation Tape

Siltape - Soft Silicone Fixation Tape

Product Description

Siltape is made from soft silicone which is gentle on the skin, this is particularly useful in patients with very thin, friable skin which is vulnerable to damage.

Siltape has been designed for ease-of-use in practice, with perforations at regular intervals to allow it to be cut to length and a specially designed box allowing Siltape to be stored and dispensed from the box.

As Silicone does not cell strip in the same way as other adhesives that may damage tissue, it is ideal for use on paediatrics and neonates, and is also a suitable solution to taping down eyelids for theatre. 

IV lines and fistula needles can be secured using Siltape as it can be repositioned with no loss of adherence and with atraumatic soft silicone, no tissue damage will occur.

Small incision sites such as biopsies can be covered with Siltape with no harm to the wound or surrounding skin.

Siltape is ideal for protecting fragile tissue from pressure damage or sores from tubing; this is especially useful on the face and tops of ears. It can be applied directly to the skin and tubing placed on top.

Instructions for Use

  • Ensure the area has been cleaned
  • Gently dry the surrounding skin
  • Pull tape from packaging and tear across perforation at desired length
  • Remove plastic liner and place silicone side down in desired area
  • Store at room temperature, out of direct sunlight and keep dry

Frequency of change

Siltape can be left in place for up to 7 days

Indications

Siltape can be used in any situation where a regular adhesive tape would be
used where friable or sensitive skin is an issue.
Siltape is used for taping down eyelids for theatre.
Siltape is used for securing fistula needles as it can be repositioned.
Siltape is used for protecting friable tissue from pressure damage or sores
from tubing; this is especially useful on the face and tops of ears. Siltape can be
applied directly to the skin and tubing placed on top.
Siltape may be used for scar management.

Contra-indications
Do not use if allergic to silicone

Ordering Information

SizeStock code Pack SizeNHS CodePIP Code
2cm x 3mCR3938 1EHR053344-0336
4cm x 1.5mCR3939 1EHR054344-0328
Available sizes

Silfix Technology

Siltape has unique Silfix Technology designed to minimise trauma associated with dressing change.

Silfix Techonology ensures that Siltape gently adheres to the skin surrounding a wound, and not to the wound bed itself, to minimise the pain and trauma associated with dressing application and removal.

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