As a clinician, you face many challenges as you provide wound management for your patients, including treating the wounds while helping patients maintain skin health and protecting them from infection. 3M understands those challenges and brings different technologies together to provide a portfolio of skin friendly solutions that meet your needs and those of your patients.
Compression therapy is considered the standard of care for treating lower extremity oedema and venous ulceration. Reducing the pain and discomfort of venous leg ulcers and managing the chronic oedema that can lead to their development, doesn’t have to be complicated for you or your patients. 3M’s simple solution can help you deliver effective, standardised management.
3M advanced the science of compression therapy by creating materials engineered to deliver Intelligent Compression Dynamics to provide comfortable, therapeutic compression for the management of venous leg ulcers. The 3M™ Coban™ 2 Compression System provides an innovative, comfortable ridged sleeve that consistently provides the right amount of compression to reduce oedema.
Inappropriate management of exudate can lead to complexities including skin damage, pain and poor patient wellbeing. Healing is prolonged, placing a burden on patients and healthcare resources. A knowledge and understanding of best practice regarding wound exudate, assessment and appropriate dressing selection is essential for good patient outcomes, as well as healthcare efficiency and productivity.
When caring for patients with skin tears, help protect their skin and keep them comfortable with simple, skin-friendly solutions.
Use an alcohol-free barrier film intended to protect skin from body fluids, adhesives and friction: 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film
Manage minimal to moderate drainage: 3M™ Tegaderm™ Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressing
Manage moderate to heavy drainage: 3M™ Tegaderm™ Foam Non-Adhesive Dressing and secure with 3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape.
A pressure ulcer is a localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear. The cost to treat pressure ulcers is significant, so prevention is key to both reducing avoidable harm and keeping costs down. An important area of pressure ulcer prevention is ensuring the skin remains intact and protected.