We at 3M know patient comfort and satisfaction is of utmost importance and we devote our days to developing smart skin care solutions to protect and maintain the skin from conditions ranging from Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis and MARSI to Periwound protection.
Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD) affects patients in both acute and long-term care settings. This skin-damage condition is associated with exposure to urine or stool. Patients experience considerable discomfort and the condition can be difficult, time consuming, and expensive to treat. IAD is a significant worldwide health challenge and is a commonly accepted risk factor for pressure ulcer development1.
We, at 3M, partnered with Wounds International to convene a panel of experts to draft evidence-based best practices for identifying, preventing, and treating IAD. This panel’s published work specifically addressed the importance of establishing a globally-accepted skin care protocol.
Access your copy of Moving Prevention Forward: Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis Best Practice Principles (PDF, 874 KB)
Learn more about Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis and Cavilon solutions
1. Beeckman D et al. Proceedings of the Global IAD Expert Panel. Incontinence associated dermatitis: moving prevention forward. Wounds International 2015 External
3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety is an annual award, co-sponsored with the WOCN Society, that recognizes and celebrates leading healthcare facilities that have implemented a patient care program resulting in sustained or improved skin integrity and maintenance. Learn how previous winners implemented new protocols that were comprehensive, accessible, and user-friendly. Call for entries for this fifth annual award will open in January 2016.
3M™ Cavilon™ Skin Care Products provide a proactive approach to total skin health. Our skin care product line seeks to help prevent skin breakdown before it happens, protect at-risk skin and encourage the maintenance of healthy, intact skin.
3M has more than 70 pieces of clinical evidence supporting the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film—more evidence than any other moisture barrier or barrier film.
One study compared the durability of four barrier film products and found after 72 hours of wear, Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film was more than twice as effective at preventing wash-off and wear-off of a marker substance from the skin compared to Medline Sureprep® No-Sting Skin Protectant.2
Read the full study: A comparison of the durability of four barrier film products over a 72 hour period on human volunteers
2. A comparison of the durability of four barrier film products over a 72 hour period on human volunteers. Houser T, Grove GL, Zerweck C, Poster presentation at the Clinical Symposium for Advances in Skin and Wound Care (CSASWC); 2010.
Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream is a unique formula that provides a breathable barrier to promote skin health in patients at risk for skin damage. Request a complimentary sample of Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream.
Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injuries (MARSI) can be a serious complication that can be prevented and managed. MARSI occurs across all care settings and age groups yet these injuries do not have to considered an inevitable outcome of patient care. At 3M we provide solutions for preventing and managing a patient’s skin injury including skin tears.