Very effective in securing a dressing as it aderes well and especially gentle on fragile skin. Single sheet tape comes in roll that you can cut and use as needed. It adds a slight amount of compression for covering a dressing in one application. Air and exudate permeable. Hypoallergenic. Radiolucent.
My all-time favorite type of tape to secure a dressing. It adheres exceptionally well but at the same is easy to remove and more comfortable than other types of tape I have used. I have found that it is especially gentle on older patients' skin which is prone to tearing and breaking down upon repeated dressing changes. I even keep a roll at home for first aid measures. Although expensive, it lasts a long time and you simply cut off what you need from the roll each time. If undecided on width go with the larger size as you can always cut less but can't add to it.