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Health Care News from 3M

Health Care News from 3M

Discover 3M's innovative technologies, the topics that inspire us, the events we host and diverse markets we serve.

Not all drapes are created equal

3M proposed to improve standards of care (Surgical Safety), generate sustainable Savings and ensure Simplicity by replacing re-usable drapes with low-linting, non-woven disposable 3M™ Steri-Drape™9000 Drapes, compliant with European Standard EN13795.

NICE recommends using 3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG IV dressings for reducing infection rates in critical care

Patients receiving intravenous medication are less likely to contract a bloodstream infection if the insertion site is covered by 3M’s Tegaderm CHG I.V. securement dressing, recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Combatting Perioperative Hypothermia

Research shows that core body temperature drops up to 1.6°C in the first hour following the induction of general anaesthesia, no matter what the age or the weight of the patient. This, in turn, makes the onset of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia more likely along with its associated complications.

Venous Leg Ulcers

A new, alphabet-based approach to managing venous leg ulcers (VLUs) and encouraging the wider adoption of compression therapy has been recommended by an internationally-recognised group of clinical experts in venous disease.

Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Discover the causes of Diabetic Foot Ulcers and how 3M can help to treat them.

Maintaining mobility with lymphoedema

Discover how 3M's lightweight compression bandaging system improves quality of life for patients undergoing intensive lymphoedema therapy.

Collaborating for success

Explore creative solutions for growth at our Customer Innovation Centre: a content-rich showcase to stimulate exchange of ideas and explore new and better ways of doing things.

Dental practices benefit from buying in bulk

Find out how 3M ESPE's latest advance in restoratives, the 3M™ Filtek™ Bulk Fill Posterior Restorative, eliminates procedure complexity without compromising on quality and aesthetics.

3M™ Littmann® Classic III™ Stethoscope brings updated features to clinical icon

3M has launched the next generation of its Littmann brand stethoscopes: the 3M™ Littmann® Classic III™ Stethoscope. The innovative design and consistent production quality give medical professionals a reliable tool to achieve their best.

3M’s new Cavilon wipes help to prevent Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis

Two new cleansing wipes are now available in 3M’s Cavilon skin care products range which help to preserve the skin’s natural barrier properties and prevent Incontinence–Associated Dermatitis (IAD).


Pressure Ulcer prevention
and treatment

With pressure ulcers, as with many
ailments, prevention is much better than
cure. Find out how 3M can help you
prevent and treat pressure ulcers.

Skin Deep - Comfort
and Convenience

A more patient-friendly way to deliver medication. 3M's Microstructured Transdermal System, a microneedle-based transdermal drug delivery platform, has potential applications for a range of therapies and offers patient compliance advantages over traditional injection-based delivery devices.

A sensitive issue handled with care

3M™ Cavilon™ Skin Care Products offer gentle cleansing, moisturising and protection for delicate skin, supporting the skin's natural barrier function and helping to prevent Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis.