Rather than bandaging painful cuts at the ends of the fingers near the fingernail with cloth tape (Item 100-28), use an OTC liquid bandage (I find Band-Aid Brand works best). It seals the wound and stops the pain almost instantly. Tape gets wet, acts as a reservoir for bacteria, and looks pretty bad by the end of the day.
—Cathy J. Sizer, RN, MSN, CPNP, Westford, Mass. (104-17)