3M also supplies a range of incise drapes, including 3M™ Ioban™ 2 Antimicrobial Drapes EZ. Ioban 2 antimicrobial drapes contain iodophor for sustained antimicrobial activity throughout a surgical procedure.3
The NHS NICE guidelines provide further information and recommendations on Surgical Site Infection.
1. Pathobiology of Inf. In prosthetic devices. Steve H Dougherty. Review of Infectious Diseases Vol 10, No 6, November 1988
2. BS EN13795:2011 Surgical Drapes. Gowns & clean air suits, used as medical devices for patients, clinical staff and equipment
3. An In vitro Time-kill Study to Compare the Antimicrobial Activity of Three Antimicrobial Surgical Incise Drapes by Chou Eyberg, Dan Morse, Linda Olson and Patrick Parks, 3M Corporation, St. Paul, MN, USA – Poster presented at Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) 19th Annual Scientific Meeting, March 2009.