Provides both rapid bacterial kill and long lasting antimicrobial persistence
Contains 3M™ Prep Protection Film, which dries to form a persistent and durable layer of protection on the patient's skin
3M™ Prep Protection Film was scientifically formulated to protect the prep from removal during surgery
The 3M Prep Protection film acts as a primer that helps an antimicrobial incise drape adhere to the patient's skin and protects against incise drape lift
A proper skin prep reduces a patient's bacterial load throughout the perioperative process, providing both immediate and lasting protection.
But not all preps perform the same during surgery. Preps need to stay on the skin to remain effective. Preps can be removed during surgery by saline irrigation, dabbing with sponges or gauze, or contact with bodily fluids. 3M DuraPrep surgical solution was scientifically formulated to protect the prep from removal during surgery. It contains 3M™ Prep Protection Film, which dries to form a persistent and durable layer of protection on the patient's skin.1
As a result, a study showed that 3M DuraPrep surgical solution is more resistant to removal by saline-soaked gauze than ChloraPrep™ Skin Prep. In fact, the same study showed that 3M DuraPrep surgical solution had significantly greater bacterial reduction than ChloraPrep Skin Prep after challenge by saline-soaked gauze in simulated surgery.2
3M™ DuraPrep™ Surgical Solution
ChloraPrep™ Skin Prep
*For illustrative purposes only; not meant to represent specific results. See study for details.
1Roberts AJ, Wilcox K, Devineni R, Harris RB, Osevala MA. Skin preparations in CABG surgery: a prospective randomized trial. Comp Surg. 1995;14:724,741-4,747. 2Stahl JB, Morse D, Parks PJ. Resistance of antimicrobial skin preparations to saline rinse using a seeded bacteria model. Am J Infect Control. 2007;35:367-73.
The 8630 large-size applicator is appropriate for: Large prep areas below the neck
Thoracic and CV
Total hip and knee
C-section and major abdominal surgeries
Do not use the 26 mL applicator for head and neck surgeries. The volume of liquid is difficult to control in this application. Instead, use the 6 mL applicator
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