Our goal at 3M is to help you to reduce the number of infections by offering a range of infection prevention products to reduce the risks, supported by infection prevention training and continuing professional development.
Custom Procedure Trays
Whatever your requirements, 3M can design a custom procedure tray to meet your needs. With access to over 20,000 components from other manufacturers, we provide bespoke custom procedure packs and trays for all surgical procedures and you have our assurance that every pack will conform to high standards of quality, reliability and performance.
Our 3M™ Steri-Drape™ 9000 Surgical Drape range is made from a completely impervious fabric and ensures that the patient is both protected from infectious vectors such as body fluids and remains dry during the procedure.
3M provides a full range of incise drapes including 3M™ Ioban™ 2 Antimicrobial Incise Drapes which provide prolonged antimicrobial action throughout the procedure. This reduces the risk of skin recolonisation after skin prepping and thus reduces the risk of surgical site infection.
The 3M range of single use, disposable surgical gowns includes standard and reinforced options designed to give the wearer maximum protection. Lightweight and breathable for maximum comfort, our gowns also keep the wearer dry and cool. We also offer a gown exchange scheme.
Surgical clipper technology, pioneered by 3M, can significantly reduce the risk of hospital infection. It has helped to cut the cost to hospitals of prolonged patient stay1, and increased the quality of care. The performance of the 3M™ Surgical Clippers makes hair removal quicker than using a razor and is more comfortable for patients.
The 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Management Solution helps to assess the standards of hygiene and the effectiveness of cleaning procedures in hospitals and other healthcare settings.
The 3M Sterilisation Assurance Programme consists of five separate but interrelated processes, which monitor every aspect of the sterilisation cycle and help to establish, manage and maintain a consistent protocol for sterilisation.
Tempa•DOT Single Use Clinical Thermometer
A thermometry system that's accurate, convenient and economical, 3M™ Tempa•DOT thermometers are one-time use, disposable clinical thermometers which help minimise the risk of passing harmful microorganisms from one patient to the next.
Surgical Masks, Respirators and Protective Eyewear
We supply a range of surgical accessories, providing advanced protection across every healthcare setting. Our range of protective eyewear, masks and respirators are designed to help avoid contamination and infection and are all manufactured to the highest standards. All 3M™ Surgical Masks comply to type II* of prEN14683.
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1 Alexander, Wesley et al, “The influence of Hair Removal Methods on Wound Infections”, Archives of Surgery, 1983; 118:347-352
* Except 1800+NL, 1818 and 1818FS masks