3M Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment Resources

Pressure Injury Prevention and Treatment Resources

Everything you need to develop a comprehensive ​pressure injury program aligned with global best practices.

Preventing and treating pressure injuries matters

Why? Because pressure injuries can lead to longer hospital stays, higher rates of readmission, greater pain and suffering for the patient, and in some cases even premature mortality.¹

  • Stat graphic of prevalence rate
    Data from 13,254 patients in 1,117 ICUs in 90 countries found a 59% prevalence rate of ICU-acquired pressure injury²


  • Number of hours of how long pressure injuries can develop
    Pressure injuries can develop within six hours of sustained loading³


  • Hospital mortality rate for patients with pressure injuries
    Hospital mortality rate for patients with an ICU-acquired pressure injury was found to be 22.5%²


Why learn with 3M Clinical & Educational Resources?​

  • prevent and treat pressure injuries

    Learn the best practices in pressure injury prevention and management to help stave off complications in patients.

  • Handy summaries

    Access handy summaries of recommended interventions and resources to help you improve your facility's readiness.

  • Guidelines from Professional Panels

    Stay updated with information on the latest guidelines4 by the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP), Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance (PPPIA), and more.

Pressure Injury Prevention and Management Clinical Resources

How can 3M support your pressure injury care program?

We strive to understand and customise solutions that fit every facility's unique care needs.

Pressure Injury On-Demand Education Courses​

Stay current on additional environmental monitoring topics.

  • This course outlines common areas where PI diagnosis, treatment and prevention often come up short despite the latest global efforts to determine root causes and expand clinical recommendations for assessment and management.

  • This course provides a general overview of the skin, while focusing on medical conditions that affect the integumentary system and contribute to skin break down or damage. It also shares how moisture, trauma and pressure may result in damage to skin integrity.

  • his course helps you understand the relationship between pressure injuries and IAD and outlines a holistic approach to skin safety and skin damage prevention.

  • Experience visual learning through an interactive wound care tissue texture lab. Using the textures and consistencies of different foods, this presentation will provide an overview of the fundamentals of the physiological changes that occur to skin and wounds with several types of edema and lipodermatosclerosis, and gives an overview of moist wound healing.

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Support your pressure injury prevention plan with our versatile solutions backed by patient-centred science.

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    Developing a comprehensive program to prevent and treat pressure injuries in your facility can be challenging.  Let our 3M Clinical Specialists find the resources that match your needs.


1. Health Research & Educational Trust (2016, January). Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPU) Change Package: 2016 Update. Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust. Accessed at www.hret-hen.org.


2. Labeau SO, et al. Prevalence, associated factors and outcomes of pressure injuries in adult intensive care unit patients: the DecubICUs study. Intensive Care Med. 2020 Oct 9. doi: 10.1007/s00134-020-06234-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33034686.


3. Gefen A (2008) How much time does it take to get a pressure ulcer? Integrated evidence from human, animal, and in vitro studies. Ostomy Wound Manag 54:26–28, 30‑25


4. European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Quick Reference Guide. Emily Haesler (Ed.). EPUAP/NPIAP/PPPIA: 2019

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