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Skin and wound care in the clinic, community and at home

Don't lose precious time with delays due to COVID-19. Get wound healing back on track and get patients back to their lives.

  • Whether you’re caring for patients in the hospital, an outpatient facility, at home or as they transition between care settings — each phase of the wound healing process requires continuity of care and collaboration between providers, patients and caregivers. With 3M as your partner for science-based solutions, ongoing support and world-class education, we can help ensure the best possible outcomes. When we combine our science with your expertise, amazing things happen.

  • Image of diabetic foot ulcer before and after treatment, taken from the Klein Case Study

    Real-world results

    With so many patients facing venous leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and pressure injuries – and with interruptions and delays in regular care due to COVID-19 – it's even more critical to keep patients on track and out of the hospital. See how the right balance of 3M negative pressure wound therapy and advanced wound care solutions can help transform outcomes for your patients.

Challenging conditions in post-acute care

Help your patients get back on their feet with 3M's unmatched portfolio of solutions for venous leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, pressure injuries and other challenging skin and wound care conditions.

Proven solutions for skin and wound care

  • Negative pressure wound therapy

    NPWT creates an environment that promotes wound healing by delivering negative pressure (a vacuum) at the wound site, and 3M offers a range of these specialized solutions to support your individual facility and patient needs.

  • Advanced skin and wound care

    From dressings that can manage exudate or provide a barrier to bacterial contamination, to products that help protect your patients’ skin, 3M gives you the effective solutions and support your wound care patients need to encourage healing and help them get back to their lives.

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Economic impacts of NPWT in post-acute care

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    Value of 3M™ V.A.C.® Therapy

    A recent analysis of health insurance claims data showed patients who received V.A.C.® Therapy had lower total and wound-related treatment costs than patients who received competitor NPWT in all wound types across all time periods studied.

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    Reference: Law A, Krebs B, Griffin L. Healthcare costs associated with patients receiving traditional negative pressure wound therapies in the post-acute setting. Presented at Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall Virtual Conference, Nov. 4, 2020.

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    Value of Snap Therapy System

    A cost and effectiveness model found that the Snap Therapy System saved more than $9,000 per wound treated by avoiding longer treatment times and costs for complications compared to other modern dressings.

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    Reference: Hutton DW, Sheehan P. Comparative effectiveness of the SNAP™ Wound Care System. Int Wound J 2011; 8: 196-205.

  • 3M℠ Health Care Academy
    3M℠ Health Care Academy

    With a range of course topics like building a skin damage prevention team to addressing VLUs with compression therapy, deepen your expertise through professional training opportunities and educational resources designed just for you.

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    3M Medical Education

    Explore cutting-edge, evidence-based medical education on advanced surgical techniques management.

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