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Protect and treat your patients’ wounds with science-based solutions

Give your patients the best possible care with 3M wound dressings and compression therapy solutions designed to enhance patient comfort and promote wound healing.

3M Wound Dressings and Compression Therapy

Healing can be a complex journey. In each new phase, patients rely on you for consistent, quality care—and you can count on 3M to deliver science-based solutions to support you. Together, we can make a measurable difference in transforming patient outcomes.

Advanced wound care and skin integrity solutions

3M's comprehensive portfolio of solutions spans the entire spectrum of advanced wound care and skin integrity needs. From dressings that can manage exudate or provide a barrier to bacterial contamination, to products that help protect your patients’ skin, 3M gives you the effective solutions and support your wound care patients need to encourage healing and help them get back to their lives.

Find solutions below based on the type of wound care application you require.

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    Protect and prepare the wound bed

    Our wound care solutions help protect and prepare the wound bed, maintain skin health and improve clinical outcomes for your patients.

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    Protecting patients delicate wound tissue

    Minimize adherence

    Utilize our wound dressing solutions to minimize adherence while reducing the risk of exudate pooling and maceration. When it’s time for dressing changes, they’re specially designed to help minimize pain for the patient and trauma to the wound.

    3M™ Adaptic™ Touch Non-Adhering Silicone Dressing
    Flexible, open-mesh silicone wound contact layer designed to optimize fluid management and minimize pain at dressing change.

    3M™ Adaptic™ Non-Adhering Dressing
    Primary wound contact layer made of knitted cellulose acetate mesh, impregnated with a petrolatum emulsion.

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    Manage infection

    Rely on wound care solutions uniquely designed to manage infection, protect against bacteria and bioburden, and effectively manage and treat the wound environment.

    3M™ Silvercel™ Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing

    Next generation of antimicrobial dressing with the unique feature of a non-adherent layer¹ to maximize protection of the wound bed. Allows easy and pain-free dressing removal.
    An antimicrobial wound dressing that has a unique non-adherent layer to help maximise the protection of the wound bed. The gelling of alginate and CMC helps to ease dressing removal.

    3M™ Silvercel™ Non-Adherent Antimicrobial Alginate Dressing
    Non-adherent dressing with an antimicrobial effect, acting against a broad spectrum of germs that are pathogenic to the wound. Lasting up to 7 days depending on wound condition and exudate level.

    3M™ Actisorb™ Silver 220 Activated Charcoal Dressing with Silver
    Activated charcoal dressing with silver, enclosed in a non-adherent nylon sleeve. The activated charcoal traps odour in the dressing² and binds bacteria and toxins that impair the healing process. The silver kills the bacteria in the dressing.³

  • Clinician applying 3M™ Promogran Prisma™ Matrix
    Collagen/Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose

    Manage inflammation

    Create an optimal healing environment conducive to wound healing with our unique wound management solutions, designed for a wide range of exuding wounds, including chronic wounds.

    3M™ Promogran™ Matrix Wound Dressing
    Comprised of a sterile, freeze-dried composite of 45% oxidized regenerated cellulose (ORC) and 55% collagen.

    3M™ Promogran Prisma™ Matrix
    Comprised of a sterile, freeze dried composite of 44% oxidized regenerated cellulose (ORC), 55% collagen and 1% silver-ORC. Silver-ORC contains 25% w/w ionically bound silver, a well-known antimicrobial agent.

    3M™ Fibracol™ Plus Collagen Wound Dressing with Alginate
    Soft, absorbent, and conformable wound dressing composed of 90% collagen and 10% calcium alginate to maintain a physiologically moist microenvironment.

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    Manage exudate

    Optimal wound healing relies on balancing moisture through effective exudate management. Utilize 3M’s wide range of absorbent dressings to help achieve moisture balance and manage exudate at each phase of wound healing.

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    Flat film and hydrogel wound dressings

    Dry to low wound exudate

    For wounds with dry to low or donating moisture wound management. Select these wound care solutions specifically for dry or minimally draining wounds.

    3M™ Tegaderm™ Transparent Film Dressing
    Protects at-risk, intact skin to help prevent skin breakdown caused by friction and bodily fluids.

    3M™ Kerralite Cool™ Moisture Balancing Hydrogel Dressing
    Responds to wound conditions by donating and/or absorbing fluid as needed. This interaction with the wound bed regulates moisture levels, promoting debridement and granulation, creating the optimal conditions for wound healing.

    3M™ Nu-Gel™ Hydrogel with Alginate
    Transparent hydro active amorphous gel containing sodium alginate that gently and effectively debrides necrotic tissue and fibrinous slough.

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    Foam, composite and island dressings

    Low to moderate wound exudate

    Choose these wound dressings when treating wounds with low-to-moderate wound exudate.

    3M™ Tegaderm™ High Performance Foam Non-Adhesive Dressing
    Designed to meet the challenges of moderate to high-exuding wounds. Absorbs and evaporates moisture to maintain optimal wound healing environments.

    3M™ Tegaderm™ Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressing
    Unique, absorbent dressing that offers a clear view of the wound or surgical incision.


    3M™ Tegaderm™ +Pad Film Dressing with Non-Adherent Pad
    All-in-one dressing that provides a sterile, waterproof, viral* and bacterial barrier. These dressings consist of a non-adherent absorbent pad bonded to a thin film transparent dressing.

    *In vitro testing shows that the transparent film dressing provides a viral barrier from viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage.

    3M™ Medipore™ +Pad Soft Cloth Adhesive Wound Dressing
    All-in-one sterile dressings that feature a breathable soft cloth tape backing with a unique non-adherent pad. Gentle to the skin and easy to apply.

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    Foam, alginate and gelling fibre dressings

    Moderate to high wound exudate

    Help manage wounds with moderate to high levels of wound exudate.

    3M™ Tegaderm™ Silicone Foam Dressing
    Manages changing levels of exudate (low to high) to maintain moisture balance for optimal wound healing. It also provides an optimal balance of strong and gentle, making it an excellent choice for your wound management and pressure ulcer prevention programs.

    3M™ Tegaderm™ High Performance Foam Non-Adhesive Dressing
    Designed to meet the challenges of moderate to high-exuding wounds. Absorbs and evaporates moisture to maintain optimal wound healing environments.

    3M™ Kerracel™ Gelling Fibre Dressing
    Versatile carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) primary dressing for moderately to high exuding wounds. 

    3M™ Tegaderm™ High Integrity Alginate Dressing
    Optimal for maintaining a moist wound healing environment. Absorbing up to 20 times its own weight in exudate.

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    Super-absorbent wound dressings

    High to very high wound exudate

    Select these advanced wound care dressings designed to treat high-exuding wounds.

    3M™ Kerramax Care™ Super-Absorbent Dressing
    Able to absorb and retain high levels of serous and viscous fluid away from the peri-wound skin and wound bed, helping to reduce skin maceration.

    3M™ Coban™ 2 Two-Layer Compression System
    is not designed as a wound dressing. Wounds should be managed with dressings appropriate to the wound condition.

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    Provide therapeutic compression

    Compression therapy is the gold standard for management of venous leg ulcers (VLUs). Research has shown that use of compression therapy increases the rate of healing versus healing rates without the use of compression. 3M's unique compression systems deliver comfortable, therapeutic compression for the management of VLUs and lymphedema.

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    Some Arterial Disease

    Normal Compression

    Management of VLUs, lymphedema and other clinical conditions where compression is appropriate.

    3M™ Coban™ 2 Two-Layer Compression System
    Engineered with Intelligent Compression Dynamics to stay in place and deliver comfortable, effective, therapeutic compression for VLUs and other conditions requiring compression. Provides high compression (35–40 mmHg) for patients with ABPI greater than or equal to 0.8.

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    Moderate Arterial Disease

    Light Compression

    For patients who have mixed etiology, an ABI greater than or equal to 0.5, are new to compression (where tolerance is not known), or are frail or less mobile.

    3M™ Coban™ 2 Lite Two-Layer Compression System
    Engineered with Intelligent Compression Dynamics to stay in place and deliver comfortable, effective, therapeutic compression for VLUs and other conditions requiring compression. Provides modified lite compression (25-30 mmHg) for patients with ABPI greater than or equal to 0.5.

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    Protect and manage the skin

    • Skin damage presents negative clinical outcomes resulting in potential complications such as infection, pain and suffering, and a poor patient experience. In addition, skin damage increases the time and cost of care. Help maintain your patients’ skin health and improve their clinical outcomes with our safe and effective skin care solutions.

    • NOTE: Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and safety information exist for these products and therapies, some of which may be Rx only. Please consult a clinician and product Instruction for Use prior to application.

  • Photo showing 3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream being applied to a patients sacral area
    Protects against skin breakdown and for moisturising intact skin.


    For incontinence skin care and moisturizing dry skin.

    3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream
    Concentrated, therapeutic cream that provides durable long lasting protection from bodily fluids while moisturizing skin. The unique formula requires less frequent application and less product with each application.

  • Photo showing 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film being applied to a patients back
    For the routine protection of periwound skin in low risk patients.

    Protect Intact Skin

    To help protect against skin damage from friction, adhesive trauma and bodily fluids.

    3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film
    Alcohol free liquid barrier film that protects intact or damaged skin from bodily fluids, adhesive trauma, friction and incontinence.

    When applied to the skin, the alcohol free solvent evaporates off and the unique polymer is left on the skin; it then quickly dries to a non-sticky, protective, breathable waterproof coating.

  • 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant
    For managing moderate to severe skin damage or protecting intact skin in higher risk patients.

    Protect At-Risk Skin

    3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant
    Designed to help manage moderate to severe skin damage and protect at-risk skin.⁴

    The ultra-thin yet highly durable barrier is able to attach to wet, weepy surfaces and create a protective environment that repels irritants and supports healing.⁴

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Discover advanced wound care and skin integrity solutions for challenging conditions

3M’s comprehensive advanced wound care and skin integrity portfolio helps promote a healing environment for many different types of wounds across multiple care settings.

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    Venous leg ulcers (VLUs)

    Compression therapy is the gold standard for management of VLUs. Our unique compression therapy two-layer bandaging systems help to heal both VLUs and those with mixed aetiology, while maintaining patient comfort.

    Learn more about managing venous leg ulcers

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    Pressure injuries

    When pressure injuries can’t be avoided, establish a standard of care that treats the whole patient. 3M can help with solutions to support therapy goals established between you and your patients.

    Learn more about managing pressure injuries

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    Edema and lymphedema

    Compression bandaging is a corner stone of Complete Decongestive Therapy for lymphedema / chronic edema. Reducing volume and pain enables the patient to meet their goals of improved mobility and quality of life.

    Learn more about managing edema and lymphedema

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    Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs)

    DFUs and other chronic wounds require an optimal environment that combines exudate management, protection from outside contaminants, and easy application and removal of topical dressings.

    Learn more about managing diabetic foot ulcers

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Wound care starts with skin care - 3M™ Tegaderm™ Dressings

Use Tegaderm dressings to manage exudate, and even help prevent pressure injuries.

Learn more about Tegaderm dressings

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  • References

    1. Clark R, Del Bono M, Stephens S-A et al. Simulated In-Use Tests to Evaluate a Non-Adherent Antimicrobial Silver Alginate Wound Dressing. Poster presented at: Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC); October 29 - November 1, 2009; Quebec City, Canada.

    2. Nisbet L, Greenhalgh D, Cullen B, Broadbent S, Foster S. The Benefits of Activated Charcoal Cloth with Silver on Odour Control and Bacterial Endotoxin Binding. Poster presented at: Wounds UK. 2011. Harrogate, UK

    3. Addison, D. et al. A comparison of the antimicrobial properties of silver dressings for chronic wound care. Paper presented, EWMA 2002.

    4. Brennan, Mary R.; Milne, Catherine T.; Agrell-Kann, Marie; Ekholm, Bruce P. Clinical Evaluation of a Skin Protectant for the Management of Incontinence Associated Dermatitis: An Open-Label, Nonrandomized, Prospective Study. J of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 2017. 44(2):172-180.