Every I.V. site presents the potential for infection, dislodgement, skin damage, and other complications. These complications can potentially cause patient discomfort and pain, extended hospital stays, additional therapy, and surgical intervention—even increased patient mortality.
3M Science has allowed for unique innovations that give you what you need to protect every I.V. catheter—from insertion to removal.
Our broad portfolio makes it easy for you to choose and use the right products: from hand hygiene, skin preps and barrier films to securement devices, transparent dressings, and disinfecting caps.
We can help you deliver compassionate care with evidence-based products to protect patient and clinician safety, help prevent the risks of costly complications, and improve patient satisfaction.
Choose 3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG Dressings, an I.V. Securement Dressing with an integrated antimicrobial Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) gel pad to help reduce the risk of contamination from flora on the surface of the skin.3
3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG Dressing is not intended to treat CRBSIs or other percutaneous device-related infections and has not been studied in a randomized clinical study as to its effectiveness in preventing such infections.
Use 3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Port Protectors to disinfect and protect needleless connectors and male luers to help reduce the risk of contaminants from entering the catheter post-insertion.
Each Curos disinfecting product contains 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA). The IPA bathes the surface of the I.V. access port and disinfects it in 1 minute. The effectiveness of Curos disinfecting port protectors was tested in vitro against Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida glabrata, and Candida albicans and was found to have >4 log reduction.