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Sterile Field and Surface

Sterile Field and Surface

Rigorous adherence to the principles of asepsis constitutes the basis for surgical site infection prevention. Gloves, gowns, masks and drapes minimize bacterial infection from the surgical team and non-sterile equipment, ensuring minimal microbial transmission to the surgical wound. These measures in turn protect health care professionals from pathogens found in the patient's blood or body fluids.

Drapes Drapes

Drapes that fit. Accept Nothing Less.
3M technologies have created non-woven fabric and antimicrobial incise drapes with features vital for surgical teams.

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Masks Masks

Proven performance. Breathable comfort.
3M Surgical & Patient Care Masks with N95 respirators offers filtration, fluid resistance with the ability to breathe. These masks are preferred by surgeons worldwide for infection

The importance of Sterile Field & Surface

CDC: Intraoperative Recommendations for Surgical Attire and Drapes: Use surgical gowns and drapes that resist liquid penetration.

View the complete CDC document (PDF 467kb)

Guidelines for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 1999, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, p. 268.

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Sterile U Online

Sterile U Online
The electronic information resource for sterilization assurance professionals. Visit Attest™ Sterile U online to register (US,English)


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