Ioban incise drapes:
- Provide a broad spectrum antimicrobial activity and a continuous release of iodine.4
- Create a sterile surface with adhesion to the wound edge.
- Have a proven microbiocidal effect in vitro on a wide range of organisms including MRSA and MRSE.8
- Significantly reduce bacterial wound contamination in clean and clean-contaminated surgeries.9
It is a constant battle to reduce skin recolonisation as skin flora keeps growing.5 The high probability of the entrance of bacteria should be a constant challenge to reduce such contamination.6
A method to protect against a broad spectrum of microorganisms throughout the procedure is a necessary intervention. 3M™ Ioban™ Incise Drapes form a sterile physical barrier around the incision site and bacterial wound contamination is reduced.4
NICE recommends as part of surgical site infection prevention that if an incise drape is required, use an iodophor impregnated drape, unless the patient has an iodine allergy.2
NICE Clinical Guidance 74. Surgical site infection: prevention and treatment of surgical site infection. 2008.
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Professor John Fairclough, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. 2010
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.
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