Your partner in pressure injury prevention and wound management

  • Advanced solutions for pressure injury prevention and wound management

    3M is your partner in pressure injury (PI) prevention and wound management – providing unmatched science-backed solutions for skin protection and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy across acute and post-acute care settings.

    88% incidence reduction

    Use of multi-layer silicone foam has shown to reduce PI incidence by up to 88%1

  • 70% lower costs

    Total wound-related costs for pressure ulcer patients were 70% lower for those treated early with 3MTM V.A.C.® Therapy vs. late2

    In a retrospective study of 372 chronic pressure injury patients with a Skilled Nursing Facility stay, early NPWT initiation resulted in lower wound-related costs than late use of NPWT, supporting previous published benefits of early initiation of NPWT. Each patient received at least 1 charge for NPWT HCPCS code (E2402). Includes patients on V.A.C.® Therapy only.

    1) National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. 2014 Guidelines. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: A Clinical Guide. Accessed at
    2) Law A. Economic value with V.A.C.® Therapy: Effect of early versus late initiation of negative pressure wound therapy on total treatment and wound-related costs. Analysis conducted on insurance claims data by Axia Ltd. 2015.

    NOTE: Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and safety information exist for these products and therapies, some of which may be Rx only. Please consult a clinician and product instructions for use prior to application.

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