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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 helps you improve the clinical outcomes for your patients.

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    Contact layer/Non-Adhering wound dressings

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

    3M™ Adaptic™ Touch Non-Adhering Silicone Dressing
    Flexible, open-mesh silicone wound contact layer designed to optimise fluid management and minimise 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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    Antimicrobial wound dressings

    Wound care solutions uniquely designed to help manage infection, provide antimicrobial protection against bacteria and bioburden, and effectively manage the wound environment.

    3M™ Inadine™ (PVP‑I) Non‑Adherent Dressing
    A reliable, efficient and non-adherent dressing designed to help manage bacterial contamination and prevent infection in both chronic and acute wounds.

    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 wound dressings

    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™ Collagen Matrix with ORC
    Comprised of a sterile, freeze-dried composite of 45% oxidised regenerated cellulose (ORC) and 55% collagen.

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

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    Charcoal dressings

    Charcoal dressings help to traps bacteria and neutralize odour t sapien ullamcorper pharetra.

    3M™ Odolock™ Activated Charcoal Dressing
    The Activated Charcoal Cloth traps 99% of the bacteria tested in-vitro1* and neutralises bad odours. By eliminating offensive odours Odolock Activated Charcoal Dressing improves the quality of life for the patient and nursing personnel.6

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    Manage exudate

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

  • Applying 3M™ Kerralite Cool™Moisture Balancing Hydrogel Dressing to a skin tear
    Flat film and hydrogel wound dressings

    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 dressing

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

    3M™ Tegaderm™ High Performance Foam Adhesive Dressing
    Designed to meet the challenges of low 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

    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 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

    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.

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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 lymphoedema.

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    Delivering high compression

    Management of venous leg ulcers, lymphoedema and other clinical conditions where compression is appropriate.

    3M™ Coban™ 2 Two-Layer Compression System
    Comfortable to wear and simple to apply, the Coban 2 compression system comprises of two thin layers to provide the stiffness required to sustain working pressures/low resting pressures - to reduce oedema without the bulk. Recommended for patients with an
    ABPI ≥ 0.8.

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    Delivering reduced compression

    For patients who have mixed aetiology, an ABPI greater than or equal to 0.5, or are unable to tolerate high compression

    3M™ Coban™ 2 Lite Two-Layer Compression System
    For mild (<20mmHg) and moderate (20–40mmHg) compression use the Coban 2 Lite compression system. Recommended 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 moisturising dry skin.

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

  • Photo showing 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film being applied to a patients back
    For mild to moderate skin damage and routine protection.

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

    3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film
    A unique, durable terpolymer-based alcohol-free barrier film, which forms a breathable, transparent protective coating on the skin for up to 72 hours.

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

    Designed to help manage moderate to severe skin damage and protect at-risk skin.4

    3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant
    Featuring 3M’s revolutionary polymer-cyanoacrylate technology, Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant is designed to help manage moderate to severe skin damage and protect at-risk skin. 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.

  • Compression therapy is the gold standard for the 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.

  • When pressure ulcers/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.

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

  • 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.

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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.

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  1. Teot L et al. The management of wounds using SILVERCEL™ Hydro-Alginate. Wounds UK Supplement. 2005
  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.