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Every patient. Every time.

You’re here for your patients. We’re here for you.

The global pandemic has changed many aspects of life around the world. The operating rooms fell silent, as you cared for those in need.

Now as you strive to perform surgery during this exceptional time, you are focusing on what matters most, keeping patients safe and restoring lives.

3M is here to help with science-centred solutions and clinical evidence-based therapies to improve efficiency, prevent complications and deliver better patient outcomes.

Every patient. Every time.



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3M is focused on proven solutions that protect you and your patients, so you can focus on what matters most

Click on the hot spots to learn more about 3M solutions from patient preparation through surgical intervention and patient recovery.

Skin Preparation

Opportunity to reduce skin recolonisation during surgery and eliminate microorganisms that could lead to SSI.

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As little as 10–20 minutes of pre-induction warming with the 3M™ Bair Hugger™ Normothermia System banks heat in the patient’s periphery, helping minimise reduction in core temperature caused by redistribution temperature drop¹.

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Hair Removal Antiseptic

3M™ Surgical Clippers - Raise the standard, lower the nick rate². Whatever your hospital's surgical focus, workflow needs or budget, 3M surgical clippers support a positive perioperative experience for your staff, surgeons and patients.

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Intra-operative Patient Warming

3M™ Bair Hugger™ Normothermia System helps maintain normothermia in surgical patients, reducing the risk of complications related to inadvertent perioperative hypothermia⁷.

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Temperature Monitoring

The 3M™ Bair Hugger™ Temperature Monitoring System is a non-invasive continuous core temperature monitoring system, that has been proven to perform as accurately as a pulmonary artery catheter and other commonly used invasive systems⁶.

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Vascular Access

Every I.V. catheter and all IV access points present the potential for complications i.e. infection, dislodgement, skin damage. Learn about how you can secure and protect every I.V. catheter—from insertion to removal.

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Post-operative incision management

3M™ Tegaderm™ Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressings offer a transparent barrier and extended wear time, enabling active monitoring and early intervention without disturbing the incision. Patients can shower and return to their lives.

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Sterilization Assurance

3M makes it faster and easier to obtain assurance that surgical instruments and devices have been properly sterilized.

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Personal Protective Equipment

3M is committed to supporting clinicians in the safe use of personal protective equipment to protect themselves and their patients.

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Antimicrobial Incise Drapes

Evidence shows applying a 3M™ Ioban™ 2 Antimicrobial Incise Drape can reduce the risk of skin recolonisation that is associated with Surgical Site Infection (SSI)³,⁴,⁵

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Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with instillation

V.A.C. VERAFLO CLEANSE CHOICE™ Dressing, used with V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy, helps facilitate removal of infectious material, providing a wound cleansing option when surgical debridement is delayed or is deemed inappropriate by clinicians.

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Environmental Cleaning Verification

Contaminated or clean? Your eye can’t tell. The 3M™ Clean-Trace™ ATP Monitoring System can provide a cleanliness result in real time and help you know with confidence that it's clean.

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Closed Incision Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

PREVENA™ Therapy is uniquely engineered to empower incision management that works to help protect patients, clinicians, practices, and hospitals from the multiple consequences of post-operative surgical site complications.

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Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with instillation

Economic models show that V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy, compared to V.A.C.® Therapy, could reduce the total cost of care for patients with infected or contaminated wounds through reduced time in hospital, fewer trips to the OR, and faster recovery8.

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Protecting you. Preparing them.

Preventing complications. Restoring lives.

  • SSI pathway infographic
    Reducing the risk of surgical site infections

    Up to 5% of patients undergoing surgery will experience negative consequences of an SSI, including extended length of stay in hospital. However around 60% of SSIs are preventable with the use of evidence-based measures.

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  • Prevena therapy solutions
    Protection. Redefined.

    It’s time to rethink post-operative incision management. With no dressing changes for up to 7 days, PREVENA therapy helps to protect you, your patient and hospital by reducing length of stay and enabling early discharge. Clinically proven to reduce surgical site complications and associated readmissions. PREVENA Therapy protects from hospital to home.

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Informed decisions. Continued education.

  • Support for procurement
    Support for procurement

    Discover all you need to know about patient warming, antimicrobial incise drapes and incision management to help you make informed decisions to equip your clinical colleagues in this time of need.

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  • Health Care academy
    3M Health Care Academy

    Through the 3M℠ Health Care Academy you can register for courses and webinars covering topics relevant to your clinical practice.

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Forced-air warming and COVID-19

Read the latest response from 3M related to the importance of warming surgical patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Our 3M specialists can’t wait to get back in the field with our clinical customers. We’re here for you.

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  1. Horn EP, Bein B, Bohm R, Steinfath M, Sahili N, Hocker J. The Effect of Short Time Periods of Pre-Operative Warming in the Prevention of Peri-operative Hypothermia. Anaesth. 2012. 67(6).
  2. 3M data on file 05-013632.
  3. Yoshimura et al. Plastic iodophor drape during liver surgery operative use of the iodophor impregnated adhesive drape to prevent wound infection during high risk surgery. World J. Surgery. 2003; 27:685-688.
  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. Im Druck.
  5. Bejko et al. Comparison of efficacy and cost of iodine impregnated drape vs. standard in cardiac surgery: study in 5100 patients. J Cardiovasc Trans. Res. 2015; 8:431-437.
  6. Eshraghi Y et al. An Evaluation of a Zero-Heat-Flux Cutaneous Thermometer in Cardiac Surgical Patients. Anesth Analg. 2014 Sep;119(3):543–9.
  7. Sessler DI. Mild Perioperative Hypothermia. N Engl J Med 1997; 336:1730-1737.
  8. Kim PJ, Attinger CE, Steinberg JS, et al. The Impact of Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy with Instillation Compared with Standard Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy: A Retrospective, Historical, Cohort, Controlled Study. Plast. Reconstr. Surg.2014; 133:709-716.