The global pandemic has had a significant impact on Intensive Care Units (ICU). You experienced higher risks while caring for critically ill patients, bringing an even greater focus on the importance of preventing infections.
Each day you continue to step up to the challenge of helping to reduce the risk of transmission of viruses and bacteria at your facility.
3M is here to help you with science-based and clinically proven solutions to help you to improve efficiency, prevent infections and improve outcomes for your patients.
COVID-19 has impacted us all and especially the ICUs.
As you address new challenges in reducing the infection risk, we can partner with you to help prevent CRBSIs, improve outcomes and increase patient safety.
With an expert in the field, we present clinical best practice on how to develop and maintain ICU protocols for prevention of CRBSI even in the pandemic setting.
Support your practice and reduce catheter related bloodstream infections during COVID-19 pandemic.
Read through the recent guideline response to COVID-19 on the CRBSI prevention.
You’ve had to get creative in your approach to infection prevention and control and find ways to do more with less. We continue to add new resources, education and information to help you navigate the ever-evolving dynamics of pandemic response.
With your limited time, the pandemic continues to ask you to do things that previously seemed unimaginable. Emotions are high. Burnout is real.
It is important that you take care of yourself before you help others.
3M offers resources to promote safety and well-being for intensive care teams.
Preventing infections of critically ill patients is more important than ever and every patient is treated as high risk.
While the source of infections vary, one common source of transmission is cross or residual contamination from medical equipment, instruments and supplies.
3M provides science-based solutions reducing the risk of blood stream infections and surgical site infections, as well as help reducing the spread of contamination.
We are here to support you with relevant education to support you in protecting your patients. Explore our range of webinars from experts in your field.
3M℠ Health Care Academy, you can register for education courses and webinars covering topics relevant to your clinical practice.
Recommendations to support practice
Reduce CR-BSI during COVID-19 pandemic.
The global pandemic has put enormous pressure on healthcare workers and carers. It is important that you take care of yourself in order to help others. 3M webinar modules promote safety and well-being for clinicians and patient in the Intensive Care Units.
We are committed to supporting you in your well-being so that you can focus on caring for your patients. Below you can choose from 3M resources on safety and well-being prepared especially to support intensive care teams.
60% of hospital-acquired blood stream infections originate from some form of vascular access. 1 out of 5 patients1 who contract a CLABSI will die. Hospitalisation of infected patients prolongs their length of stay and significantly increases the cost of care.
However, 65-70% of CRBSIs are preventable2 with implementation of clinically proven solutions.
Up to 5% of patients undergoing surgery will experience negative consequences of an SSI3, including extended length of stay in hospital4. However around 60% of SSIs are preventable with the use of evidence-based measures5-7.
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