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Surgery and Incision Management

Bringing your best. Every patient. Every time.

From prep to recovery.

Click on the hot spots to learn more about 3M solutions from patient preparation through surgical intervention and patient recovery.

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Incision Management - Part Two

For patients with a higher risk of developing a surgical site complication, use 3M™ Prevena™ Incision Management System.

Forced-Air Warming

Maintaining normothermia with the 3M™ Bair Hugger™ Normothermia System can help avoid the potential cascade of negative outcomes associated with unintended hypothermia.²

Skin Antiseptics

Choosing the right skin preparation solution such as 3M™ SoluPrep™ Brand products or 3M™ DuraPrep™ Surgical Solutions helps provide rapid bacterial kill and long-lasting antimicrobial persistence.

Antimicrobial Drapes

Help prevent wound contamination and help protect against prep wash-off with 3M™ Ioban™ 2 Antimicrobial Incise Drapes.

Surgical Hand Antiseptic

Using 3M™ Avagard™ CHG kills a broad spectrum of microbes including antibiotic-resistant strains, and is proven to provide a greater than 99% microbial kill in 15 seconds.³

Monitor Temperature
Use 3M™ Bair Hugger™ Temperature Monitoring System for an accurate, non-invasive core body temperature monitoring solution.
Respiratory Protection

The right respiratory protection is important to protect yourself and your patients.

Medical respiratory protection 


Vascular Access

Approximately 60% of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections originate from some form of vascular access.⁴Vascular Access Solutions can help prevent CRBSI and CLABSI.

Incision Management - Part One

Use 3M™ Steri-Strip™ Adhesive Skin Closure to help close the wound and/or 3M™ Tegaderm™ Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressings to create a protective barrier from outside contaminants.

You’re here for your patients. We’re here for you.


As surgeries resume, we understand you’re balancing priorities.


From patient and staff respiratory protection, inventory and staffing challenges, patient flow, and new restrictions, managing your time is essential, now more than ever. We know that treating every patient with the highest level of care is always a top priority. That is why 3M is here to help you address risks, standardize practices, and help reduce the risk of complications with science-centred solutions.

Medical Solutions for Surgery and Incision Management

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    Skin Preparation

    Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a major burden on healthcare systems, providers and patients.1 3M™ Soluprep™ Skin Preparation Solutions help increase patient safety and help reduce the risk of infections.

    Learn more about 3M™ Soluprep™ Brand

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    Patient Warming

    The difference between a positive patient outcome and a complicated recovery can be a matter of degrees. Unintended perioperative hypothermia is a frequent, yet preventable, complication of surgery. However, the 3M™ Bair Hugger™ Normothermia System can help prevent hypothermia and transform patient outcomes.

    Learn more about the 3M™ Bair Hugger™ Brand

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    Closed Surgical Incision Management

    Timely incision management can help reduce the human and economic costs of SSIs. 3M™ Prevena™ Therapy significantly reduces the risk of 90-day surgical site complications and readmissions, when compared with the current standard of care.1

    Learn more about 3M™ Prevena™ Therapy

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Treating every patient with evidence-based solutions can help:

  • Reduce complications
  • Optimize patient flow
  • Reduce costs due to additional treatment
  • Decrease readmissions

Learn about improving OR efficiency in the infographic below.

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Surgery Centre Checklist

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    Whether it’s patient warming, sterilization monitoring or incision management, we offer comprehensive solutions powered by 3M Science that you can rely on.

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  • Download the surgical preparation guide for patients.



  • NPWT is an integrated wound management system for use in acute, extended and home care settings to create an environment that promotes healing in chronic, acute, traumatic, subacute and dehisced wounds, partial thickness burns, ulcers, flaps and grafts.

  • See our catalogue of continuing education resources, including workshops, webinars, and 3M℠ Health Care Academy.

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  1. Higuera-Rueda C, Emara AK, Nieves-Malloure Y, Klika AK, Cooper HJ, Cross MB, Guild GN, Nam D, Nett M, Scuderi GR, Cushner FD, Piuzzi NS, Silverman RP. The Effectiveness of Closed Incision Negative Pressure Therapy versus Silver-Impregnated Dressings in Mitigating Surgical Site Complications in High-Risk Patients after Revision Knee Arthroplasty: The PROMISES Randomized Controlled Trial. J Arthroplasty (2021), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arth.2021.02.076