Every patient has a story. Every wound does, too. As those stories evolve, they challenge us to combine creative thinking with new approaches. Caring for wounds is most definitely a science, but it’s also an art. It’s a job that requires specialized training and expertise, as well as instinct and intuition.
At 3M, we’re innovating the next generation of proven wound care solutions to empower and inspire clinicians everywhere. From revolutionary skin protectants and next-generation wound care dressings to smart compression systems and best-in-class medical tapes, we have the solutions and support you need to provide the best possible care. Because this is where science meets art.
Did you know that grapefruit can help you stage a pressure ulcer/injury? Or that al dente pasta can represent an optimal wound healing environment? In this series of videos, Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT, CLWT, offers alternatives to the way you discuss wound care, compression therapy and staging chronic conditions with patients and colleagues. Using items from everyday life – including fruit, pasta, bread dough and candles – Dr. Hettrick invites you to explore the science and art of wound care.
What would happen if we thought about skin differently? How can skin be your secret superpower in care? Explore these questions and more during our new multi-part webinar series on the science of skin management.
Through the 3M℠ Health Care Academy, you can register for free monthly webinars covering a wide-array of topics relevant to your clinical practice. Register for upcoming webinars, and access archives from recently conducted events.
View past webinars from the seriers that explore the science of skin in more depth, including topics such as safe securement to skin, maintaining skin integrity, repairing injured skin and helping prevent infection.
Skin is a window to who we are as people. As the largest organ in the body, skin is critical to the maintenance of our bodies and health. When it’s damaged, skin can negatively impact our psychological and physical health. Hear as Patrick Parks, MD, PhD, and Matthew Cooper, MD, explore elevating the importance of skin when delivering care.
Throughout care settings, there is a perception that “tape is tape” – that there isn’t much to it. If it sticks and does its job, there really isn’t a need for more understanding, right? Actually, there is much more to medical tape than you may think. Denise Ziemann RN, BSN, and Kimberly Schommer RN, BSN, VA-BC, breakdown how a novel approach to thinking about medical tape can help reduce complications, provide insight into factors that influence appropriate tape selection and translate to improved patient, clinical and financial outcomes.
Even with structured programs, early intervention and better reporting, some facilities still struggle with pressure injury (PI) prevention - but why? Jessica Pehrson, RN, MSN, CWS, answers that question by outlining common areas where PI diagnosis, treatment and prevention often come up short despite the latest global efforts to determine root causes and expanding clinical recommendations for assessment and management. She also shares practical tips - from education and training to product selection - that may help reduce the risk of PI in your facility.
A long-time leader in adhesion and compression technologies, 3M has developed a comprehensive portfolio of wound care solutions (PDF, 605.73 KB) clinically proven to maintain skin integrity and promote healing. Our wound care solutions are as easy to use as they are effective, helping to ensure clinician success and patient satisfaction.
Maintaining skin integrity is key to successfully managing wounds. Learn how the experts at 3M can help you better address these challenging conditions.
3M provides a wide range of medical tapes and skin-friendly products to help you maintain and protect the integrity and health of your patients’ most vital organ: their skin.
3M is revolutionizing the standard of care and the science of skin protection, giving you the power to stop, reverse, prevent – and help end – incontinence-associated dermatitis.
3M offers a comprehensive portfolio of products designed to help you maintain an environment that promotes healing and protects at-risk patients from pressure ulcers/injuries.
The 3M℠ Health Care Academy offers proven, practical online educational content free to healthcare professionals. Our wound care courses focus on the fundamentals of wound management, including phases of wound healing, pressure ulcers or injuries, hard-to-heal and infected wounds, and more. Manage your training, test your knowledge, and receive certifications for completed courses