3M™ Ioban™ 2 Antimicrobial Incise Drapes effectively help prevent wound contamination. Evidence shows that applying an antimicrobial incise drape is a critical step in reducing the risk of wound contamination that may be associated with Surgical Site Infection (SSI).3,4
3M™ Ioban™ 2 antimicrobial incise drapes adhere securely to the skin, reducing the risk of drape lift which can lead to an increase in wound contamination.4 The iodine-impregnated adhesive on the drape provides continuous broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity all the way to the incision edge and helps reduce the risk of wound contamination.4,5
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3. Bejko J, Tarsia V, Carrozzini M, et al. Comparison of efficacy and cost of iodine impregnated drape vs. standard drape in cardiac surgery: study in 5100 patients. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2015;8:431-7.
4. Rezapoor M, Tan TL, Maltenfort MG, Parvizi J. Incise draping reduces the rate of contamination of the surgical site during hip surgery: a prospective, randomized trial. J Arthroplasty. 2018;33:1891-5.
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