Surgical site infections are a serious issue for hospitals, as they can result in extended hospital stays and increased patient mortality.1 Treat the source of surgical site infections more effectively by reducing bacteria on the skin to the lowest level possible with 3M™ Ioban™ Incise Drapes, which reduce contamination by forming a sterile physical barrier over the wound and have been proven effective in a study showing fewer colonies of bacteria forming on skin, when compared with CHG, PVI or alcohol and non-iodophor impregnated incise drapes8. Contact a clinical specialist today to find out how 3M can work with your organisation to best meet the needs of your patients.
Hospital-aquired infections can increase stay times for patients by up to 3 times.4
Approximately 20% of hospital flora is beyond the reach of surgical scrubs and antiseptics.5
Patients using alcohol and 3M™ Ioban™ 2 Incise Drapes had over 50% fewer bacterial colony forming units (CFU) on their skin compared to other preparations, even 3 hours after application.8
Surgical site infections have various causes, the most common source being the patient's own skin flora.7 Reducing skin recolonisation while skin flora continues to grow,5 along with the high probability of bacteria when trying to reduce such contamination, is a constant battle for medical professionals.10
If an incise drape is required, use an iodophor impregnated drape unless the patient has an iodine allergy.6
3M™ Ioban™ 2 Antimicrobial Surgical Incise Drapes reduce the likelihood of skin recolonisation after prepping8, and thus reduce the risk of wound contamination by skin flora.9
Contact a clinical specialist today to see how 3M can help you to reduce the risk of infection by becoming NICE compliant.
3M™ Ioban™ Incise Drapes form a sterile, physical barrier around the incision site, reducing bacterial skin recolonisation. They can be used on every patient*, providing peace of mind that all is being done to prevent wound contamination.
"Ioban surgical incise drapes are essential for surgeons looking to reduce the risk of SSIs and create a sterile field not achievable by skin preparation alone. The drape stays in place while the active agent keeps on working."
- Mr. Philip Roberts
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
University Hospital of North Staffordshire
*Not to be used on neonates or those with an iodine allergy