Critical & Chronic Care Solutions
Our extensive line of trusted critical & chronic care solutions products helps improve skin health and the treatment of acute and chronic wounds. These products provide cost-effective solutions and are supported by educational services, professional and technical support.
3M™ Tegaderm™ Film Wound Dressings have been tried and tested by healthcare professionals for 30 years. Both Tegaderm foam and Tegaderm hydrocolloid wound dressings benefit from a Tegaderm film backing providing protection from water, bacteria and viruses, thus reducing the risk of wound infection.
3M Wound Closure Products are suitable for cuts, lacerations and surgical incisions and provide fast, effective wound closure with superior cosmetic results when compared to sutures.1, 2, 3
Opticlude orthoptic eye patches provide a comfortable solution to childhood strabismus and amblyopia. These conditions are also referred to as a squint, lazy eye or cross eye. Worn over the preferred eye, the Opticlude eye patch encourages the weaker eye to function.
Our Cavilon Skin Care product range includes 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film for pain-free treatment of sore or broken skin and 3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream for moisturising dry skin and preventing skin breakdown. Cavilon is widely used for stoma care, continence care and wound care.
3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Dressings provide simplicity of I.V. application, security of intravenous fixation and site protection, all supported by clinical evidence. Features ensure the cannula remains in place thus reducing the risk of phlebitis and patient discomfort. Our Tegaderm™ CHG Dressing is specifically developed to reduce skin flora.
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Medical Tapes and Compression Bandaging
We offer a wide range of hypoallergenic, adhesive medical tapes to help to meet your daily taping challenges; from 3M Kind Removal Silicone tape for specific use on fragile skin types to 3M Micropore medical tape for general purpose requirements.
The unique Coban 2 Layer and Coban 2 Layer Lite Compression Systems are designed for the effective treatment of venous leg ulcers and related conditions such as lower leg oedema. For compression bandaging, sprain bandaging, strains and oedema control, there is the original Coban Self-Adherent bandage, also suitable for securing dressings and devices.
1). Zempsky WT, Parrotti D, Grem C, Nichols J. Randomised controlled comparison of cosmetic outcomes of simple facial lacerations closed with Steri-Strip Skin Closures or Dermabond tissue adhesive. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2004;20(8): 519-24.
2). Pepicello J, Yavorek H: Five year experience with tape closure of abdominal wounds. SG&O, 169:310-314, 1989.
3). MacGregor FB. et al, Skin stapling of wounds in the accident department, Injury, 1989;20 (6): 347-348.