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Clinical evidence has demonstrated 3M™ Skin and Nasal Antiseptic is effective in reducing
the risk of SSIs1. Make 3M™ Skin and Nasal Antiseptic (Povidone-Iodine Solution 5% w/w
[0.5% available iodine] USP) Patient Preoperative Skin Preparation part of your pre-op protocol
and take control over infection prevention, helping to improve procedural outcomes and lower
MRSA readmission cost2. Within one hour of application, 99.5% of Staphylococcus aureus in
the nares are reduced and patients are protected for at least 12 hours3.
Visit us at AORN Booth #913 to learn more or go to
3M.com/NasalAntiseptic for a free trial.
1. Phillips M., Rosenberg A., Shopin B., et al. Preventing Surgical Site Infections: a Randomized, Open-Label Trial of Nasal Mupirocin Ointment and Nasal Povidone-Iodine Solution. Infect Control Hosp EpidemiolI 2014; 35( 7):826-32
2. Waibel, M. (2013, June) Revisiting Process Improvement for Total Joint Arthroplasty Surgical Site Infections. Poster presented at the APIC National Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
3. 3M Study-05-011100.