Surgeons all over the world rely on 3M™ Surgical Drapes to help support infection prevention in their operating rooms. Created using innovative technologies and advanced materials, 3M's single-use surgical drapes work at the highest level of performance and reliability.
A surgical prep does not sterilize the skin, it only disinfects it. Bacteria on the skin can survive and be carried into the wound during the surgical procedure. 3M™ Ioban 2™ Antimicrobial Incise Drapes can help reduce the risk of surgical site infections by immobilizing bacteria and providing continuous antimicrobial activity.
Thanks to a layer of advanced material, many 3M surgical drapes provide a fluid-resistant barrier. Many 3M drapes feature an absorbent, protective barrier of material throughout the drape that inhibits strikethrough and provides resistance to microbial penetration.
Surgical site infections are both damaging to patient recovery and expensive to treat. On average, a surgical site infection adds 9.7 more post-operative hospital days and costs $20,842 in extra hospital charges.1
Find out how 3M™ Ioban 2™ Incise Drapes can help reduce the risk of surgical site infections here.
1. de Lissovoy G, Fraeman K, Hutchins V, Murphy D, Song D, Vaughn BB. Surgical site infection: incidence and impact on hospital utilization and treatment costs. Am J Infect Control 2009; 37:387-97.