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    • Reducing preventable surgical site infection video

      Are you ready for a future without preventable SSIs? We are.

      We're on a mission to take on preventable SSIs. While progress has been made to reduce SSIs, they still occur too frequently, in numbers that bring unnecessary suffering and a impose a heavy burden on the healthcare system. Working together, we can help you make a difference for your patients.


    By the Numbers

    • Up to 60% of SSIs are preventable

      Up to 60% of SSIs are preventable.¹

    • SSIs increase length of stay in hospitals

      SSIs increase length of stay by 7–11 days.¹

    • SSIs add up to $10 billion in healthcare costs each year

      SSIs add up to $10 billion in healthcare costs each year.²


    • Our core competency is problem solving

      SSIs are complex problems, and complex problem solving requires big picture thinking. We’ve tackled challenges across industries—from aerospace to nanotechnology—and now we’re applying our breakthrough scientific approach to help you and your hospital fight SSIs from every angle. Learn more about what we offer below.


    • 3M™ Bair Hugger™ Normothermia System

      Degrees matter.

      With the 3M™ Bair Hugger™ Normothermia System.

    • Surgical site infection prevention with preoperative nasal prep

      Improve compliance.

      Take control of preoperative nasal decolonization.

    • Create a sterile surface on patient skin for surgical site infection prevention

      Create a sterile surface.

      Manage bacteria on a patient’s skin.

    • Ambulatory Care Patient Waring a Bair Hugger Gown

      Prepare your ASC.

      Are you ready for the normothermia quality measure?


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    • References
      1. Anderson D. et al. Strategies to Prevent Surgical Site Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2014. 2. Scott D. The direct medical costs of healthcare-associated infection in U.S. hospitals and the benefits of prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. March 2009. Downloaded at ##discLink1##
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