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Resources to Prevent and Treat Pressure Injuries

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    Help protect patients from pressure injuries

    Pressure injuries can occur almost anywhere on the body, and the causes are multi-factorial. There are many things that can be done to help prevent pressure injuries, including:¹

    • Regular risk, skin and tissue assessments
    • Proactive skin hygiene
    • Effective continence management
    • Use of low friction equipment and devices
    • Use of prophylactic dressings
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    Pressure injury treatment strategies

    Despite your best efforts to prevent pressure injury, they can still occur. When shifting from prevention to treatment strategies, it is important to:¹

    • Differentiate the pressure injury from other wound etiologies
    • Classify the pressure injury appropriately
    • Set treatment goals and assessment timelines
    • Consider pain management strategies
    • Prevent against infection
    • Implement appropriate treatments given pressure injury severity

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Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment
Explore 3M solutions for pressure injury prevention and treatment

From skin protection and advanced wound care dressings to negative pressure wound therapy, 3M has an unmatched breadth of versatile solutions, backed by patient-centered science, that can help you achieve many of the consensus recommendations for both the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries.

Whether it is trying to navigate new and changing guidelines, finding alternative product solutions or providing supplemental education to staff, 3M is here to help – both virtually and, if appropriate, in-person.