3M™ Incise Drapes
3M has a range of incise drapes including 3M™ Ioban™ 2 Antimicrobial Incise Drapes. Ioban incise drapes contain iodophor for sustained antimicrobial activity throughout the surgical procedure1. 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.
The NHS NICE guidelines provide further recommendations and information on surgical site infection and the use of incise drapes.
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