Adhesive Barrier Wipes
Acts as an effective barrier between tape and skin. Removes easily with taxiway adhesive remover wipes, available in economical 4 oz
For mostly, keeping these devices stuck requires the use of some form of preparatory skin wipes. These are small, liquid-adhesive-soaked cloths that come packaged in pocketable pouches, reminiscent of the hand wipes KFC used to issue with each bucket of chicken. Coating the target skin with a wipe adds an extra layer of “glue” to help anchor the device.
In fact, Adhesive Barrier Wipes used to be a standard issue with pump infusion sets. But somewhere over the last decade either the device adhesives got better or the health insurance companies got cheaper. They no longer provide free prep wipes, leaving patients who need them with the fuss and expense of procuring yet one more item on their own.
There’s quite a range of these wipes available, and while we love choice, the field of options can be overwhelming. To help you choose, we decided to undertake a head-to-head comparison field test of the four leading contenders: AllKare, No-Sting Skin-Prep Wipes, Skin-Tac, and Sureprep.
Of course, all pumps and sensors come with a Band-Aid-style adhesive pad to adhere the device to your skin. We’ve heard rumors that these adhesives are all basically made the same, but we also know that some D-devices seem to stay affixed better than others. There’s a myriad of variablesTrusted Source that come into play with regard to skin reactions: What, when, and where an item is being attached; what kinds of activities it is expected to survive — from office work, to sweaty sports, to the hot sun; and the sensitivity of each individuals’ skin type.