Health Matters

Science applied to reducing complications and improving patient outcomes: 3M Medical Solutions expertise.

  • How clean is clean?: monitoring surface disinfection in healthcare facilities.

    How clean is clean?: monitoring surface disinfection in healthcare facilities.

    Learn how to ensure that the surfaces in your healthcare facility are properly disinfected.

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  • V.E.I.N.S.S. series, part six. Ways to help improve skin integrity and skin health.

    V.E.I.N.S.S. series, part six. Ways to help improve skin integrity and skin health.

    Learn about the importance of skin health and skin integrity, as well as ways to help avoid medical adhesive-related skin injuries (MARSI).

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  • V.E.I.N.S.S. series, part five. PVAD securement and stabilization.

    V.E.I.N.S.S. series, part five. PVAD securement and stabilization.

    Learn why PVAD securement and stabilization is important for vessel health.

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  • V.E.I.N.S.S. series, part four: aseptic non-touch technique.

    V.E.I.N.S.S. series, part four: aseptic non-touch technique.

    In part 4 of the V.E.I.N.S.S series, we discuss the key principles of the aseptic non-touch technique.

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  • V.E.I.N.S.S. series, part three: how to avoid infections from PVADs.

    V.E.I.N.S.S. series, part three: how to avoid infections from PVADs.

    Steps healthcare professionals can take to prevent infection in peripheral venous access devices (PVADs).

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  • V.E.I.N.S.S. series, part two. Evaluation and assessment: what is your call to action?

    V.E.I.N.S.S. series, part two. Evaluation and assessment: what is your call to action?

    In part 2 of the V.E.I.N.S.S series, we discuss how to evaluate and assess peripheral venous access device [PVADs] with patients.

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  • Stethoscope cleaning 101.

    Stethoscope cleaning 101.

    Learn how to clean your stethoscope more effectively to help keep patients safe and healthy.

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  • V.E.I.N.S.S. series, part one: ways to help improve vascular health.

    V.E.I.N.S.S. series, part one: ways to help improve vascular health.

    In Part 1 of the V.E.I.N.S.S series, we explore ways to improve vessel health and how improving vascular access can help keep your patients’ veins strong and viable.

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  • How to identify and treat skin tears.

    How to identify and treat skin tears.

    Skin tears are prevalent but preventable wounds. Learn how to identify, prevent, and treat skin tears and improve patient outcomes.

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  • How to help manage the symptoms of lymphedema.

    How to help manage the symptoms of lymphedema.

    Alleviate symptoms of lymphedema and chronic edema with this compression therapy system that can help deliver the results you require.

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  • Dental sterilization: what you need to know.

    Dental sterilization: what you need to know.

    How dental sterilization standards help infection prevention and control in clinics to ensure patient safety.

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  • Improving wound care prevention and management.

    Improving wound care prevention and management.

    Chronic wounds affect a significant number of Canadians. Follow these three steps for proper wound care and wound prevention and management.

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  • How to recognize and overcome compassion fatigue.

    How to recognize and overcome compassion fatigue.

    Learn how healthcare providers can identify and prevent compassion fatigue.

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  • Medical tape and its impact on patient experience.

    Medical tape and its impact on patient experience.

    How can medical tape have an impact on patient experience? Find out here.

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  • Helping improve moisture-associated skin damage treatment.

    Helping improve moisture-associated skin damage treatment.

    What is moisture associated skin damage? Learn more here.

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  • How to enhance the patient experience.

    How to enhance the patient experience.

    Physical examinations with auscultation can enhance the patient experience. Learn how stethoscopes can help bridge the gap between the patient and doctor.

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  • National Nurses Week: Meet the 3M nurses.

    National Nurses Week: Meet the 3M nurses.

    To commemorate this National Nurses Week, we wanted to honour our team of experienced and skilled nurses. Read more about our team here.

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  • Staphylococcus aureus: The impact on surgical site infections.

    Staphylococcus aureus: The impact on surgical site infections.

    The risk of developing surgical site infections is directly linked to staphylococcus aureus. Here’s what you should know.

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  • Canadian expert puts 3M skin antiseptics to the test.

    Canadian expert puts 3M skin antiseptics to the test.

    Dr. Michelle Alfa, renowned Canadian microbiologist, tested the safety, quality and efficacy of 3M skin antiseptics. Here is what she found.

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  • How do antiseptics work? Science behind skin antiseptics.

    How do antiseptics work? Science behind skin antiseptics.

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