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3M Partners with Premier, Inc. on Purchasing Agreement for Catheter Securement and Stability Products
|By Business Wire
|August 26, 2014 09:19 AM EDT
3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions today announces that it has reached
a group purchasing agreement with health care alliance company Premier,
Inc. for multiple catheter securement and stability products. In a move
aimed at bringing greater economic efficiencies to Premier’s more than
100,000 health care provider members, the new agreement allows them to
take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier.
The purchasing contract covers products including Tegaderm™ CHG
Chlorhexidine Gluconate I.V. Securement Dressings and Tegaderm™ I.V.
Advanced Securement Dressings as well as the 3M™ PICC/ CVC Securement
Device + Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement Dressing, a sutureless
The 3M™ PICC/ CVC Securement System, one of the products included in 3M’s purchasing agreement with Premier, Inc. Balances reliable adhesion with gentleness to skin. (Photo: Business Wire)
“We’ve been very impressed with Premier’s work improving quality health
care by facilitating better and more cost-effective patient outcomes,”
said Brent Ashton, global business director for 3M Critical & Chronic
Care Solutions. “The products covered by this purchasing agreement offer
a unique mix of versatility and reliability, applying 3M’s expertise in
transparent films and adhesives to improve patient care and safety,
clinician confidence and overall cost of care. Collectively, they
address the full securement and stability needs of providers and their
Unlike many of the single-purpose products previously covered by
Premier’s purchasing agreement with a competitor, the products included
in the new agreement with 3M were designed to accommodate multiple
catheter types. For example, the PICC/ CVC Securement System accommodates
the majority of PICC and short-term CVC catheters with diameters up to
and including 12 French, and comes in a single package containing a
dressing and a device to simplify product selection. In addition, it
uses state-of-the-art 3M technology that not only provides reliable
adhesion, but removes more gently from skin than the product it replaces
on the Premier contract. This may reduce the need for supplementary
products like alcohol that were previously needed to remove the
competitor’s products. Providers may not only reduce costs associated
with ordering, stocking and training, but may also improve patient care,
potentially reducing the number of dressing changes and restarts.
Tegaderm™ CHG Dressings combine the most critical elements of I.V. site
care into a single product, offering antimicrobial protection, catheter
securement, site visibility and breathability. Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced
Securement Dressings are comprehensively designed to deliver exceptional
patient care by providing effective catheter securement, seven day wear
time, gentle removal and excellent moisture management. Additionally,
the 3M PICC/ CVC Securement Device + Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement
Dressing, a sutureless securement system, provides both patient comfort
and reliable I.V. catheter securement that was found to be equally or
more effective than competing devices and sutures when evaluated by
clinicians in 19 facilities. The system is designed to stay in place for
up to seven days, yet removes gently to deliver the reliable adhesion
and comfort patients deserve.
About Premier, Inc., Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient
Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company,
uniting an alliance of more than 2,900 U.S. hospitals and nearly 100,000
other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and
analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and
other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower
cost. Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare
industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations
that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients
nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate
about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and
investor sites on www.premierinc.com;
as well as Twitter,
blog for more information about the company.
About 3M Health Care
3M Health Care offers solutions in the medical, oral care, drug
delivery, food safety and health information markets. We have an
unparalleled ability to connect people, insights, science and technology
to think beyond today, solve problems, and make better health possible.
Our culture of collaboration empowers us to discover and deliver
practical, proven solutions that enable our customers to protect and
improve the health of people around the world. Learn more at www.3MHealthcare.com.
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of
ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a
never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M
is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $31 billion
in sales, 3M employs 89,000 people worldwide and has operations in more
than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com
or follow @3MNews on Twitter.
3M and Tegaderm are trademarks of 3M.
3M Data on File.
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