Skin is one thing we all have in common. It’s a characteristic we share with the world. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.