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  • Woman holding infant with IV Access site on right arm.

    Every I.V. site presents the potential for infection, dislodgement, skin damage, and other complications. These complications can potentially cause patient discomfort and pain, extended hospital stays, additional therapy, and surgical intervention—even increased patient mortality.

    3M Science has allowed for unique innovations that give you what you need to protect every I.V. catheter—from insertion to removal.

    Our broad portfolio makes it easy for you to choose and use the right products: from hand hygiene, skin preps and barrier films to securement devices, transparent dressings, and disinfecting caps.

    We can help you deliver compassionate care with evidence-based products to protect patient and clinician safety, help prevent the risks of costly complications, and improve patient satisfaction.


Antimicrobial Protection

  • The CDC estimates the number of health care-associated primary bloodstream infections in the US to be 71,900 each year.1
    The increased cost associated with CLABSI may be as high as $39,000 per episode.2*

    * In vitro testing shows that the transparent film provides a viral barrier from viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage.

    Microbes that cause CRBSIs have multiple access points. They can be caused by bacteria on the surface of the skin and bacteria migrating through a catheter lumen.3*


  • 3M transparent dressing with CHG gel pad

    Choose 3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG Dressings,an I.V. Securement Dressing with an integrated antimicrobial Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) gel pad to help reduce the risk of contamination from flora on the surface of the skin.3

    3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG Dressing is not intended to treat CRBSIs or other percutaneous device-related infections and has not been studied in a randomized clinical study as to its effectiveness in preventing such infections.

  • Curos Disinfecting Caps

    3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Port Protectors

    Use 3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Port Protectors to disinfect and protect needleless connectors and male luers to help reduce the risk of contaminants from entering the catheter post-insertion.


Catheter Securement

  • Providing exceptional I.V. site care is a tough job. You’re expected to ensure I.V. sites are stable and secure, manage the risks of healthcare-acquired infections, provide a positive patient experience, and keep an eye on the bottom line.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections, 2011 and The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) Nursing Standards of Practice, 2011, recommend the use of a catheter stabilization device for all I.V. catheters.4,5


  • Patient in hospital bed with IV secured to her hand

    3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings include a deep notch, stabilization border, and dual adhesive technology to provide the comfort and protection your patients deserve. These dressings meet the CDC and INS definitions as a catheter securement or stabilization device.4,5


Bacterial and Viral Barrier Dressings

  • The thin film backing of 3M™ Tegaderm™ Transparent Film Dressings is occlusive to liquids, bacteria and viruses,* but allows water vapor, oxygen and carbon dioxide to be exchanged. The sterile film includes a hypoallergenic adhesive, that is not made with natural rubber latex, that enables long wear time and full site visibility to minimize unnecessary dressing changes.

    For accessed implanted ports or the incisions of newly implanted ports, protect the site with 3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Transparent Film Dressing with Adhesive-Free Window, minimizing the risk of needle movement during dressing removal and adhesive contact with the skin.

    * In vitro testing shows that the transparent film provides a viral barrier from viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage.


Skin Protection

  • Maintenance of healthy skin around a vascular access device is critical to reducing the risk of infection, maintaining a securement dressing or device, and patient comfort. Although Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injuries (MARSI) continue across care specialties, they do not need to be an inevitable part of the patient experience. Skin integrity can be maintained even when repeated dressing changes are required. Preparation of the skin and selection of proper adhesives are the first steps to help minimize the risks of MARSI.8


  • 3M Cavilon Barrier films

    Skin Protection

    Maintenance of healthy skin around a vascular access device is critical to reducing the risk of infection, maintaining a securement dressing or device, and patient comfort. Although Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injuries (MARSI) continue across care specialties, they do not need to be an inevitable part of the patient experience. Skin integrity can be maintained even when repeated dressing changes are required. Preparation of the skin and selection of proper adhesives are the first steps to help minimize the risks of MARSI.8

    3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film forms a protective barrier between the skin and the adhesive of the securement dressing, device or medical tape to help reduce the risk of Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury (MARSI). When an adhesive product is removed from the skin, Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film is removed instead of skin cells.

    3M™ Medical Tapes provide a variety of backings and adhesives that allow you to select the most appropriate adhesive product based on its intended purpose. To help reduce the risk of cross contamination among patients, 3M offers many of its tapes in single-patient use rolls.9


  • 3M™ Medical Tapes provide a variety of backings and adhesives that allow you to select the most appropriate adhesive product based on its intended purpose. To help reduce the risk of cross contamination among patients, 3M offers many of its tapes in single-patient use rolls.15-17


  • Footnotes

    1. Magill SS, Edwards JR, Bamberg W, et al. Multistate Point-Prevalence Survey of Health Care–Associated Infections.  N Engl J Med 2014;370:1198-208.
    2. Marschall J, Mermel LA, Fakih M, et al. Strategies to Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35(7):753-771
    3. Mermel, LA, McCormick, RD, Springman, SR, Maki, DG. The pathogenesis and epidemiology of catheter-related infection with pulmonary artery Swan-Ganz catheters: A prospective study utilizing molecular sub-typing. American Journal of Medicine. (1991) 91; 197S-205S.
    4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-related Infections. Healthcare Infection Control
    (Appendix 1). Clin Infect Dis, 2011; 52(9):e162.
    5. Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice published by INS, 2016.
    6. Rutledge, et al. Catheter securement systems: comparison of two investigational devices to a sutureless securement device, a securement dressing, and sutures in a pig model. Intensive Care Medicine Experimental (2015) 3:24.
    7. 3M Data on file (#12858).
    8. McNichol L, Lund C, Rosen T, Gray M. Medical Adhesives and Patient Safety: State of the Science. Journal Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing. 2013; 40(4): 365-380.
    9. 3M Data on file (#005732).
    10. George M, Pal U, Guduri V, Smith G. Use of a skin protectant (3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film) to reduce local skin complications around PICC lines. Submitted for publication.
    11. 3M Data on file (#001563).
    12. 3M Health Care. 3M Cavilon No String Barrier Film. Clinical Evidence Summaries. 2012.
    13. Federal Register Vol 72, No. 73 Rules and regulations (73 FR 20373 4/15/2008).
    14. Hageman JC, et al. Investigation and control of vancomycin-intermediate and-resistant Staphylococcus areus: A guide for health departments and infection prevention personnel. CDC. Atlanta, GA 2006.
    15. Infection Control Today Vol 17, No. 1, Single-Patient Rolls of Medical Tapes Reduce Cross-Contamination Risk (January 2013).


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