Post-operative surgical site infections (SSIs) disrupt the healing process, drain monetary resources and increase demands on hospital staff.
Our three step, three solution system streamlines post-operative care into simple procedures that help you support patients on their journey to healing. Sign up for a free sample kit today!
Choosing an appropriate closure is the first step to protect your patients. 3M™ Steri-Strip™ Adhesive Skin Closures may help reduce the risk of SSIs3,4 while providing wound support5. Plus, they’re non-invasive compared to sutures and staples
Skin breakdown can often be prevented with products that protect skin integrity from the start. 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film forms a protective barrier between skin and the adhesive of the dressing, device or tape, helping to reduce the risk of Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury (MARSI) before it occurs.
With the possibility of infection, you need a dressing that can provide a protective environment. 3M™ Tegaderm™ +Pad Dressings are an effective viral* and bacterial barrier to some of the most common SSI organisms, which helps create an environment for healing.
*In vitro testing shows that the transparent film dressing provides a viral barrier from viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage.
With the possibility of serious post-operative complications, you need a solution that can help you protect and care for vulnerable patients.
Our three step, three solution system, makes post-operative best practices simple to understand and implement. See the process and products that keep post-operative care simple and successful in action.
Our three step, three solution system is designed to fit a variety of post-surgical needs to promote optimal wound care.
1 Surgical Site Infection Toolkit, Berrio-Torres, CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Products, 2009.
2 Kirkland KB, Briggs JP, Trivett SL, et al. The impact of surgical-site infections in the 1990s: attributable mortality, excess length of hospitalization, and extra costs. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1999;20:725-730.
3 Pepicello J, Yavorek H. Five year experience with tape closure of abdominal wounds. Surg. Gynecol. Obstet. 1989;169:310-314.
4 Conolly WB, Hunt TK, Zederfeldt B, Cafferata HT, Dunphy JE. Clinical comparison of surgical wounds closed by suture and adhesive tapes. Am. J. Surg. 1969;117(3):318-322.
5 Forrester JC: Wolff’s Law in Relation to the Healing Skin Wound. J Trauma, 10:770-779, 1970.