Specially formulated and designed to treat the nasal cavity
3M Skin and Nasal Antiseptic reduces bacterial counts in the nares, including Staphylococcus aureus by 99.5%, in just one hour. It’s a quick, simple and effective way to take control of your protocols and address another variable in your fight against SSIs.
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Lotion based formula proven
to help maintain skin integrity
3M™ Avagard™ Surgical Hand Antiseptic is the only FDA/NDA approved dual-active surgical scrub intended to be used for the first and every scrub of the day. It is uniquely formulated to not only provide effective, persistent microbial kill, but also protect and maintain skin barrier integrity with an advanced, emollient-rich lotion base that doesn’t irritate the skin.
Avagard™ Surgical Hand Antiseptic outperforms both Sterillium® and Surgicept® Surgical Hand Scrubs. See the study.
Clip without compromise
The uniquely designed 3M™ Surgical Clipper Professional 9681 features a single blade that removes all types of head and body hair—even from sensitive areas—in one pass. It provides 160 minutes of clipping time on a minimal 3-hour recharge, surpassing all other clippers on both run time and speed of recharge.
Since we introduced forced-air warming (FAW) technology 25 years ago, it has safely and effectively maintained normothermia in 180+ million patients. 3M Patient Warming offers convenient and cost-effective warming solutions for virtually any surgery with 25 models of 3M™ Bair Hugger™ therapy blankets and multiple 3M™ Bair Paws™ gown configurations.
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— Kurz A, Sessler DI, Lenhardt R. Perioperative normothermia to reduce the incidence of surgical-wound infection and shorten hospitalization. N Engl J Med 1996:334:1209-15
— Jeran L. American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Development Panel. Clinical Guideline for the Prevention of Unplanned Perioperative Hypothermia. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. Oct. 2001:v16(5): pp 305-314.
- Barie PS. Surgical site infections: epidemiology and prevention. Surgical Infections 2002; 3:S9-S21.