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Comprehensive Infection Prevention

Support and solutions in the areas where you need it most. 

When priorities to infection control and prevention shifted, you answered the call.

  • It’s a strange dichotomy -- in many ways there is a greater understanding of infection prevention and control today than ever before, but the risks seem to be higher. Over the past several months, education on the basics of disease transmission have been shared broadly, and the importance of hand hygiene and personal protection is being fully realized by healthcare workers, patients and caregivers alike.

    But that hasn’t made your job easier. Healthcare workers have been asked to do things that previously seemed unimaginable. Emotions are high. Burnout is real. Yet, each day you continue to answer the call, and step up to the challenge of helping to reduce the risk of cross-contamination and transmission of viruses and bacteria at your facility – whether from people, care-related factors, the environment or equipment.

    With your time limited, you need assurance of the science, safety and efficacy of your infection prevention and control solutions, and the ongoing support for education to combine a good defense with a strong offense. 3M remains your partner in activating science-based problem-solving, not just for what health care was yesterday or today, but for what it will be tomorrow.


3M is your team behind the scenes.

You’re being asked to do more with less and balance ongoing healthcare-acquired infection (HAI) initiatives with pandemic response. Whether it is trying to navigate new and changing guidelines, finding alternative product solutions or providing supplemental education to staff, 3M is here to help – both virtually and, if appropriate, in-person.


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Resources for current infection prevention and control challenges

You’ve had to get creative in your approach to infection prevention and control and find ways to do more with less. We continue to add new resources, education and information to help you navigate the ever-evoloving dynamics of pandemic response.

  • medical professionals collaborating

    Partnering to improve clinical outcomes

    The 3M™ Peak™ Clinical Outcomes Program provides you with the resources and partnership you need to define and achieve the outcomes most important to you, your patients and your organization. We offer customized assessment tools to empower you to drive compliance by streamlining the auditing process and providing customized guidance and feedback to help define success.

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    Reducing the risk of cross-contamination

    Learn about science-based solutions to help reduce the risk of cross-contamination including hand hygiene, respiratory protection, skin protection, single-use and single-patient-use products, sterilization and cleaning and disinfection.

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    Protecting patients and healthcare workers with single-use and single-patient use solutions

    Learn how adding single-use and single-patient use products to an already established infection prevention and control protocol can help provide patients and healthcare workers with another line of defense against cross-contamination among people and medical equipment.


Helping you identify additional areas of potential infection risk

Guidelines and protocols have evolved rapidly to address sources of contamination and pathogens that may lead to infection. We take a holistic approach to reducing the risk of infection, and work with you to identify and help protect against the vulnerabilities for your patients and staff, clinical environment and practice. Select each hotspot to learn more.

People

Focus on people as reservoirs and ways infectious agents move among and within people: portals of entry and exit and the mode of transmission.
 

  • Respiratory tract
  • Skin
  • Incisions/wounds
  • Catheters/tubes
  • Mucous membranes
  • Body fluids
  • Aerosols
Practice

Reduce the risk of infection by incorporating evidence-based protocols and training staff on guidelines and best practices.
 

  • Guidelines and protocols
  • Clinical education
  • Staff training
  • Assessment and audits
Equipment & Environment

Reduce the risk of contamination and transmission in high-risk patient care areas and multi-patient use instruments and devices.transmission.
 

  • Medical equipment, instruments and supplies
  • Environmental surfaces

Science-based solutions for your ongoing healthcare-acquired infection initiatives

Even during a pandemic, healthcare-acquired infection (HAI) surveillance continues, but it may be difficult to keep up with your facility’s initiatives. 3M is here to support you with science- and evidence-based solutions, guidelines, best practices and staff education to help you reduce the risk of infection complications and minimize inefficiencies in many areas that support your ongoing HAI efforts.

People

Equipment & Environment

Practice

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