Science and innovation are cornerstones of 3M, but they only matter if we can use what we know to make patients' lives better. We understand the intersection of adhesives and skin health and work to provide leading—edge products like our new and innovative 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant which gives you and your patient a highly durable, ultra—thin, transparent barrier with an elastic, natural material meant to provide top of the line skin protection.
When it comes to compression therapy, 3M advanced the science to treat it by creating materials engineered to deliver Intelligent Compression Dynamics that provide comfortable, therapeutic compression for the management of venous leg ulcers. 3M™ Coban™ 2 Layer Compression System provides a comfortable, rigid sleeve that consistently delivers the right amount of compression to reduce edema.
All of our products are meant to make your job easier and provide a better experience for your patients. From medical tapes and adhesive skin closures to barrier creams and dressings, we want to help get your patient better outcomes.
Care providers don’t want to cause their patients any pain. In fact, they want to mitigate preventable events in any way possible.
Your skin is your largest organ. Protecting it is vital. At 3M, we know patient comfort and satisfaction are paramount. That is why we have developed our smart skin care solutions.
These solutions help to prevent conditions like Incontinence—Associated Dermatitis (IAD) and Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injuries (MARSI), to Periwound and Peristomal Moisture—Associated Skin Damage. From medical tapes and adhesive skin closures to barrier creams and dressings, protecting and maintaining your patient’s skin is top priority for 3M.
No two patients are the same and neither are their wounds. That’s why wound care requires specialized training and expertise, as well as instinct and intuition.
As a clinician, you face many challenges as you provide wound management for your patients. This includes treating wounds while also working to help maintain patient skin health and protect them from infection.
3M understands the challenges you face and brings different technologies together—such as a knowledge of adhesives and dressing materials and how those interact with skin and fluids, as well as an understanding of compression materials—to provide a portfolio of solutions that meets your needs and the needs of your patient.
Compression therapy is considered the standard of care for treating lower extremity edema and venous leg ulceration. Reducing the pain and discomfort of venous leg ulcers—and managing the chronic edema that can lead to their development—doesn’t have to be complicated for you or your patients.
3M advanced the science of compression therapy by creating materials engineered to deliver Intelligent Compression Dynamics to provide comfortable, therapeutic compression for the management of venous leg ulcers.
Medical Adhesive—Related Skin Injury (MARSI) refers to the red irritated skin that can occur when medical adhesives are removed. It occurs across all care settings and age groups, often due to improper selection, application or removal of medical adhesives. This causes unnecessary pain and compromises skin integrity.
With an impressive history in developing adhesive solutions, 3M understands how adhesives interact with skin. We use that knowledge to develop products to address patient needs in today’s care setting—and reduce the risk of MARSI.
MASD is a term that describes several types of damage that occur when skin is exposed to excessive moisture and/or irritants.
3M™ Cavilon™ Skin Care Solutions—including our innovative 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant—are key to a skin care regimen that helps protect patients/residents from factors that can lead to skin damage.
A pressure ulcer/injury is localized damage to the skin and underlying soft tissue, usually over a bony prominence or related to a medical device. Moisture, friction and shear are accepted as risk factors for pressure ulcer/injury development.
3M offers a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products designed to help you maintain an environment that promotes healing and protects at-risk patients when used as part of a comprehensive pressure ulcer/injury prevention program.