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 products, like 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant and 3M™ Tegaderm™ Silicone Foam Dressings, which give you and your patients top-of-the-line skin protection.
From the skin barriers provided by 3M™ Cavilon™ Skin Care Solutions to the Intelligent Compression Dynamics of 3M™ Coban™ 2 Two-Layer Compression Systems and the non-invasive wound healing support provided by 3M™ Steri-Strip™ Adhesive Skin Closures, each of our products are meant to make your job easier and to help your patient experience better outcomes.
Skin is your largest organ and protecting it is vital. At 3M, we can help you protect patient/resident skin like no other partner can. Because we apply ingenuity to innovation like no other partner does.
Explore 3M solutions for conditions that affect patient/resident health and healing, including Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD), Pressure Ulcer/Injury and Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury (MARSI).
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.
3M understands the challenges you face and brings different technologies together to provide a portfolio of materials that meets your needs and the needs of your patient. Explore 3M’s solutions for acute and advanced wound care.
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.