Medical advancements certainly continue at a rapid pace. A 2015 analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association says that the United States alone contributes $117 billion annually toward medical research, including public and private sources. That is a lot of innovation, yet certain products stick whereas others do not.
For more than 50 years 3M™ Steri-Strip™ Skin Closures are one example of a product that has illustrated long-lasting, proven innovation. Learn how our skin adhesive closures offer cost-saving, non-invasive and sterile skin closures to meet your wound closure needs.
3M™ Steri-Strip™ Skin Closures are versatile adhesive bandage strips used to close small wounds. All Steri-Strip Closures are breathable and sterile; they increase tensile strength of the wound, and lead to less tissue trauma and better cosmetic outcomes compared to sutures and staples1.
1. Pepicello J, Yavorek H; Five year experience with tape closure of abdominal wounds. Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1989, 169(4); 310-314.
Healthcare Purchasing News recently included 3M™ Steri-Strip™ Skin Closures as a product that may help improve costs, quality and patient outcomes.
Stopping infections before they start is a big part of your job. Surgical site infections (SSIs) are the second most-common hospital-acquired infection (HAI) accounting for 20% of all HAIs among hospitalized patients1, and costing up to $29,000 depending on the pathogen and procedure2. As you are looking for untapped potential for infection control, consider using 3M™ Steri- Strip™ Skin Closures which may help reduce the risk of infection as compared to sutures and staples.3,4
1. Klevens RM, Edwards JR, et al. Estimating health-care associated infections and deaths in U.S. hospitals, 2002. Public Health Reports 2007;122:160-166.
2. Surgical Site Infection Toolkit, Berrio-Torres, CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Products, 2009.
3. Hirshman HP, Schuman DJ, Kajiyama G: Penetration of staphylococcus aureus into sutured wounds. J Ortho Res, 2:269-271, 1984.
4. Pepicello J, Yavorek H: Five year experience with tape closure of abdominal wounds. Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1989, 169(4); 310-314.