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3M™ Prevena™ Therapy

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If you are having an upcoming surgery, protecting your incision is important to your recovery.

During surgery, an incision is cut through the skin and tissue of the body and then closed using products such as surgical stitches, staples or a combination of these methods. However, any surgery presents risks that can complicate recovery.

  • 8 million people are at risk for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)¹
  • Surgical site infections (SSIs) are 21.8% of all HAIs²
  • Infections increase average length of hospital stay to an extra 9.58 days³

Taking care of your incision is a key step that may impact both your recovery time and your quality of life.

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    Using 3M™ Prevena™ Therapy on your incision can help.

    Prevena Therapy is a portable, disposable system, that uses negative pressure (like a vacuum) to help protect and manage your incision. It is the first device indicated by FDA to help reduce superficial surgical site infections in patients at high-risk for post-operative complications in Class I and Class II wounds.*

    • Prevena Therapy:
      • Protects from outside sources of infection
      • Removes fluids and infections material
      • Helps hold incision edges together
    • Prevena Therapy should be used with caution in patients with fragile skin as they may experience skin or tissue damage upon removal, those that may be allergic or hypersensitive to acrylic adhesives and silver, or patients who are at an increased risk of bleeding from the incision associated with the use of certain medications. For complete information, please refer to the patient guides.†
    • *The effectiveness of Prevena Therapy in reducing the incidence of SSIs and seroma in all surgical procedures and populations has not been demonstrated. See full indications for use and limitations at myKCI.com.

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    Dr. John Cooper discusses using Prevena Therapy on high-risk orthopedic patients.

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  • female patient and doctor have consultation in hospital room
    Consult your doctor.

    Prevena Therapy is a prescription-only device. As with most medical devices, there are risks involved which is why you should always consult with your doctor about whether the therapy is right for you.

    Download the Patient Brochure (PDF, 2.07 MB) to help aid in the conversation

3M™ Prevena™ Therapy 125 Patient Guide

3M™ Prevena™ Therapy Plus 125 Patient Guide

1. Zimlichman E, Henderson D, Tamir, et al. Health care-associated Infections a meta-analysis of costs and financial impact on the U.S. health care system. JAMA Intern ed.2013;173(22):20-46.
2. Magill SS, Edwards JR, Bamberg W, et al. Multistate point-prevalence survey of health care-associated Infections. N Engl JMed. 2014;370:1198-208.
3. Shepard J, Ward W, Milstone A, et al. Financial impact of surgical site infections on hospitals. The hospital management perspective. JAMA Surg. 2013;148(10):907-914. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2246

3M™ Prevena™ 125 and 3M™ Prevena™ Plus 125 Therapy Units manage the environment of closed surgical incisions and remove fluid away from the surgical incision via the application of -125mmHg continuous negative pressure. When used with legally marketed compatible dressings, Prevena 125 and Prevena Plus 125 Therapy Units are intended to aid in reducing the incidence of seroma and, in patients at risk for post-operative infections, aid in reducing the incidence of superficial surgical site infection in Class I and II wounds.

The effectiveness of Prevena Therapy in reducing the incidence of SSIs and seroma in all surgical procedures and populations has not been demonstrated. See full indications for use and limitations at mykci.com.

NOTE: Applicable therapy units include Prevena 125 Therapy Unit and Prevena Plus 125 Therapy Unit 7 Day.

The indication statement does not apply to the Prevena Plus 125 Therapy Unit (14-day) that comes with the 3M™ Prevena Restor™ System Kits (see Prevena Restor™ System indications for use).

The 3M™ Prevena Restor™ Incision Management System is intended to manage the environment of surgical incisions that continue to drain following sutured or stapled closure by maintaining a closed environment and removing exudate via the application of negative pressure wound therapy.

NOTE: Specific indications, limitations, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information exist for these products and therapies. Please consult a clinician and product instructions for use prior to application. Rx only.