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  • Balancing patient care and efficiency in the OR can be challenging with so many new priorities, safety concerns and protocols to consider. 

    Yet, treating every patient with the highest level of care is more important than ever. By addressing risk through evidence-based practices, you can help reduce the risk of surgical site infections and other complications which can impact factors such as productivity, access, quality and cost of patient care. 3M is here to support you with surgical resources and solutions so you can focus on what matters: delivering optimal outcomes.


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Treating every patient with evidence-based solutions can help:

  • Reduce complications
  • Optimise patient flow
  • Reduce costs due to additional treatment
  • Decrease readmissions
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Discover clinically-proven solutions to help protect you and your patients across the perioperative journey.

Click on the hot spots to learn more about 3M solutions from preoperative patient preparation through surgical intervention and patient recovery.

Surgical Clippers

Maintaining skin integrity at the surgical site is an important intervention to help reduce the risk of SSIs.1 Surgical clipping helps reduce skin trauma, streamline workflow and promote a positive patient experience.

See our surgical clipper portfolio
Vascular Access

CRBSIs can lead to 12-24 more days of hospitalization and CLABSIs cost an average of $45,000 per patient.3,4 (U.S. Data)

Discover solutions for preventing bloodstream infections
Antimicrobial Drapes

Reduce the risk of surgical site contamination that may be associated with surgical site infection. 3M™ Ioban™ 2 Antimicrobial Incise Drape provides continuous broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity.  

Learn how 3M Ioban helps prevent wound contamination
Respiratory Protection

The right respiratory protection is an important infection control measure to help protect you and your patients in the operating theatre.

View PPE information and guidance
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with instillation

Economic models show that V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy, compared to V.A.C.® Therapy, could reduce the total cost of care for patients with infected or contaminated wounds through reduced time in hospital, fewer trips to the OR, and faster recovery8.

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Forced-Air Patient Warming

A minor drop in core body temperature can result in unintended hypothermia, preventable complication associated with increased SSI risk, longer hospital stays and other costly, potentially deadly consequences.2, 5

See the Bair-Hugger normothermia system

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Have a question or need help selecting the right solutions for your facility? Drop us a message or call our customer service at +603 7884 2888


  • The importance of patient warming

    Read the latest response from 3M related to the ongoing importance of warming surgical patients even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Continuing Education

    Through the 3M℠ Health Care Academy, you can register for free webinars covering topics relevant to your clinical practice. Register for upcoming webinars, and access archives from recently conducted events.

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References

  • 1. Kolb V., Morse D., Rossmeier K., McCormack R. A Clinical Safety Evaluation of Surgical Hair Clippers. 3M Infection Prevention Division, St. Paul, MN, USA; BioScience Laboratories, Inc, Bozeman, MT USA 2013; 70-2010-9245-2
    2. Sessler DI. Mild Perioperative Hypothermia. N Engl J Med 1997; 336:1730-1737.
    3. Zimlichman E, Henderson D, Tamir O, et al. Health care-associated infections: A meta-analysis of costs and financial impact on the US health care system. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(22):2039-2046.
    4. Blot SI, Depuydt P, Annemans L, et al. Clinical and economic outcomes in critically ill patients with nosocomial catheter-related bloodstream infections. Clin Infect Dis. 2005;41(11):1591-8.
    5. Melling AC, Ali B, Scott EM, Leaper DJ. Effects of preoperative warming on the incidence of wound infection after clean surgery: a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet. 2001 Sep 15;358(9285):876-80.