Help protect against skin breakdown caused by incontinence, medical adhesive related skin injuries (MARSI), chronic wounds, diabetes and ostomy care.
When your patient's skin is exposed to urine and/or faeces it will have a negative impact on skin integrity:
Moisture makes the skin more vulnerable to friction which could lead to moisture associated skin damage and abrasion. Urine may also decrease tissue tolerance to friction, shear or pressure
Altered pH of skin potentially promotes pathogenic growth
Faecal enzymes can cause direct damage to skin
The combination of chemical (traditional soap) and physical (washing) irritation results in a weakened skin status
Bodily fluids, adhesive trauma, friction and incontinence can quickly break down skin. Cavilon™ no sting barrier film is an alcohol-free and sting-free liquid barrier film that provides protection from skin damage due to incontience for up to 72 hours. A breathable coating helps protect damaged skin and can help decrease skin breakdown. It is transparent which allows for continuous monitoring of at risk skin. The unique formulation provides long-lasting protection and does not transfer to, or interfere with, diapers or continence briefs.
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Frequent reapplication of barrier creams requires valuable staff time. Cavilon durable barrier cream provides durable, long-lasting protection from body fluids and moisturizes the skin. Fewer applications are needed which save time and labor. Its unique, polymer-based formula provides a breathable barrier to promote skin health in patients at risk for skin damage from incontinence while still allowing adhesive products to adhere to the skin. The cream vanishes into the skin, does not clog underwear or nappies, and resists wash off. Using Cavilon durable barrier cream regularly on intact skin can help protect against breakdown caused by regular exposure to urine and stool, increasing patient comfort.
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For daily bed bathing we recommend one pack of Cavilon bathing & cleansing wipes per patient each day. These wipes offer the convenience of a combined cleanser and skin conditioner in a gentle and quick-drying wipe. Use one wipe for each of the eight body areas and then discard. Do not flush down the toilet. Cavilon bathing & cleansing wipes may be used at room temperature or warmed in a microwave oven (see warming instructions on the pack).
To clean the skin after each incontinence episode we recommend the Cavilon continence care wipes. These wipes offer cleansing, conditioning and protection of the skin. This allows easy implementation of the key elements of a successful Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD) prevention programme. If additional protection is required Cavilon continence care wipes are compatible with 3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream and 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film.