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Think skin first.
Think skin deeper.

It’s time to put skin at the centre of care.

Skin is one thing we all have in common. It's also an indicator for assessment and care. When we start with skin, we make a different commitment to the people we serve – one that considers health from the outside in, not just the inside out. It’s time to look beyond the surface of skin. To treat skin differently. It’s time to think skin deeper.

Count on 3M for skin-focused solutions and resources for these essential care objectives:

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    Maintain skin integrity

    Over time, exposure to irritants, moisture, friction, shear, and adhesives can lead to skin breakdown and damage. This can influence the priority of facility resources and care costs. Learn how 3M can help you protect skin and maintain its integrity.

    Learn more about 3M™ Cavilon™ Skin Care Solutions.

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    Chronic wound care

    The prevalence of chronic wounds is growing rapidly due to an aging population and a sharp rise in the incidence of diabetes and obesity worldwide. Chronic wounds can cause pain, loss of function, and psychological distress to the patient. They can also cause financial burden, prolonged hospital stays, and chronic morbidity or even death. Learn how 3M helps you care for chronic wounds.

    Explore 3M™ Advanced Wound Care Solutions.

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    Therapeutic compression

    Venous Leg Ulcers (VLUs) pose significant challenges to patients and health care systems because they can persist for months, or even years, and are costly to manage. VLUs also affect an individual’s physical and emotional well-being. Patients with VLUs require compression therapy at an appropriate level to optimize healing. See how 3M’s therapeutic compression solutions can help.

    Learn about treating lymphedema and chronic edema management.

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    Safe securement to skin

    The medical adhesives you select can have a serious impact on clinical outcomes, and so can the way you apply and remove them. Find out how 3M can help you provide skin-safe securement when choosing and using medical adhesives.

    Explore 3M™ Medical Tapes.

    Learn more about 3M™ Vascular Access Solutions.

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  • See why skin matters to Niki

Learn more about the complex conditions that can have a serious impact on health.

  • MARSI is skin damage that occurs when medical adhesives are used improperly.

  • Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD), one of the most common types of MASD, is a painful, problematic skin injury that results from exposure to urine or feces.

  • A PI is a localized injury to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin, often over bony areas or as a result of friction.

  • A VLU is an open lesion that usually occurs on the medial side of the lower leg between the ankle and the knee, caused by chronic venous insufficiency and venous hypertension.