In 2019, the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP), European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA) worked with nearly 200 academic and clinical experts in the study of pressure injuries to publish international guidelines⁴ outlining assessment and education recommendations and prevention and treatment protocols, including the ideal characteristics of product solutions.
We want to help you adopt recommendations for both the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries. 3M has an unmatched breadth of versatile solutions, backed by patient-centered science, including skin protection, advanced wound care dressings and negative pressure wound therapy.
Plus, when you work with 3M, you have access to the education and training needed to support evidence-based standards and to implement safe, efficient and effective application and implementation of pressure injury solutions.
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7. 3M data on file. LAB-05-385368.
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10. Gabriel A, Kim PJ, Camardo M. Frequency of surgical debridement during use of negative pressure wound therapy with instillation versus control: systematic review and meta-analysis. Poster presentation at symposium on advanced wound care spring, July 24-26, 2020.
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12. As demonstrated in vitro † The first electron has a pull of 0.80V; the second electron has a pull of 1.98V; the third electron has a pull of 1.8V; a traditional silver Ag1+ dressing only has a pull of 0.8V, but Ag OXYSALTS™ has a pull of 4.58V (0.8V+1.98V+1.8V); 4.58V/0.8V= 5.725x -> this is then rounded up to 6x.
13. Lemire JA, Kalan L, Gugala N, Bradu A, Turner RJ. Silver oxynitrate - an efficacious compound for the prevention and eradication of dual-species biofilms. Biofouling 2017;33(6):460-469. doi:10.1080/08927014.2017.132258
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