3M™ Incise Drapes
Not all Incise Drapes are alike. Why use 3M™ Ioban™ Antimicrobial Incise Drapes?
Ioban incise drapes reduce the likelihood of skin recolonisation after prepping2, and thus reduce the risk of wound contamination by skin flora3, which is a common cause of surgical site infection4. A non-impregnated incise drape does not have the iodophor active agent, but simply immobilises the skin flora as it continues to grow throughout the procedure.
All Ioban 2 antimicrobial incise drapes offer the following:
- Iodophor for sustained antimicrobial activity throughout the procedure.1
- A conformable film that adheres to body contours.5
- Breathable ensuring adhesion to the skin.6
Ioban incise drapes are supported by clinical evidence covering a variety of surgical procedures and should be used following preoperative skin antisepsis. Once the skin prep is dry Ioban incise drapes can be applied over any type of skin preparation solution including multi use or single use products and iodine or chlorhexidine based solutions.
1. 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 SHEA in March 2009.
2. D. H. Johnston, J. A. Fairclough, et al. 1987 Rate of bacterial recolonization of the skin after preparation: four methods compared Br. J. Surg., Vol. 74, January, page 64
3. Professor John Fairclough, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. 2010
4. A J Mangram et al, “Guideline for prevention of surgical site infection, 1999. Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee,” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 20 (April 1999) 250-278
5. Data on file. Tech-Product-Dev-05-000101. Statistical analysis of Ioban incise drape framed delivery focus panel results.
6. Data on file. Clin-Index-Lims 08679.