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Finally, you have the power to end Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis.

Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis has met its match.

A clear improvement on traditional treatment options, 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant is designed to deliver Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD) protection and prevention — even in the presence of continued incontinence. Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant creates a highly durable, ultra-thin, transparent barrier that lasts up to seven days and doesn’t require removal, protecting patient skin like never before.

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Revolutionizing the standard of care.

What makes it so revolutionary?

  • Ultra-thin, transparent barrier copy on a purple gradient.

    It protects your patients from caustic, corrosive body fluids1 without you losing sight of the condition of their skin.

  • Lasts up to 7 days copy on a purple gradient.

    It offers protection that flexes and stretches to significantly reduce frequency of reapplication.2

  • No removal required copy on a purple gradient.

    It reduces clinician time and patient pain associated with managing Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis.

  • Even attaches to wet, weepy damaged skin copy on a purple gradient.

    It provides waterproof,irritant-proof skin protection — even under the most challenging conditions.1

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Meet the Scientist Driven to End IAD

Robert Asmus is driven to create products that solve real-world issues. As lead scientist for 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant, he developed this game-changing skin barrier with the power to stop, reverse and prevent Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD).

Designed to make a difference.

  • A female clinician wearing a stethoscope holding the hand of an elderly patient.


    • Prevents skin injury and maintains skin integrity1
    • Reduces the pain associated with managing Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis1
    • Creates an environment for healing moderate to severe IAD3
    • Improves the overall healthcare experience
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    • Leads to improved patient and resident outcomes1
    • Offers superior value in dollars spent for Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis management and prevention
  • Nurse using Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant


    • Reduces overall time spent on the prevention and management of Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis and other skin damage
    • Supports infection-control initiatives
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Revolutionizing experiences and outcomes.

3M chemists partnered with leading clinicians and Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis experts to develop Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant. The results of clinical studies in two nursing care facilities speak for themselves.

  • 96% the median percent improvement in IAD severity score copy with an icon of a man.
  • 100% of patients reporting pain on Day 1 (n=9) saw a reduction in pain copy on a yellow background.
  • A side by side comparison of a patient on day one and day four.

    Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant - the difference is clear.

    Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant may be transparent when applied, but the benefits of improved protection and prevention are quickly visible.

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Experience the unparalleled power for yourself.
  • A clinician looking at a patient in a hospital setting.

    Application Video

    See how applying Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant is a clearly better care experience for clinicians and patients alike.

  • Application Guide (PDF, 2.46 MB)

    Discover how protecting at-risk patients from Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis and its associated complications is easier than ever before.

  • Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis Identification Guide

    Learn what to look for when caring for patients at risk for IAD — and how to differentiate Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis from pressure ulcers or injuries.

  • Understanding and Managing Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis

    Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis is a challenge in acute and long-term care settings. Learn more about the importance of maintaining the skin integrity of patients at risk for IAD.


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