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    3M™ Cavilon™ Skin Care Solutions

    Simplifying Your Skin Integrity Needs

    Finding the optimal solution for your skin integrity needs can often be confusing. 3M can help you protect patient skin like no other partner can, because we apply ingenuity to our innovations. We’re here to help guide the product selection process based on your needs and clinical challenges.

    Proven Solutions for all Your Skin Protection Needs

    • With a unique, high-endurance skin protectant, polymer-based barrier products that help prevent skin injury, and cleansers and moisturizers that help maintain skin health, 3M™ Cavilon™ Skin Care Solutions use 3M science to deliver versatile solutions that help simplify your protocols and protect the skin that protects your patients. Click the hotspots to learn more about each solution.

    3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant
    • Designed with 3M’s unique technology to protect at-risk skin and help manage moderate to severe skin damage
    • Creates an environment that supports healing
    • Study showed IAD pain decreased in 100% of patients reporting pain*¹

    *is not an analgesic

    Learn More About 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant
    3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film
    • First to market and unique formulation
    • Gentle, effective and CHG-compatible solution²
    • Protects skin around vascular access sites and prevents damage from moisture, friction and/or shear
    • Shown to protect against local skin complications³
    Learn More About 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film
    3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream
    • Moisturizing, breathable barrier cream that resists wash-off and enables adhesives to adhere
    • Durable moisturization for at-risk and/or severely dry skin
    • Concentrated formulation helps reduce product used
    • Available in 2 gram sachet, 2 oz. and 5 oz. tube
    Learn More About 3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream

    Helping Clinicians Protect What Matters Most

    As the largest organ in the human body, skin is vulnerable to a multitude of threats – especially in healthcare settings. Protecting patients from healthcare-acquired skin damage is a critical part of providing care, but as conditions become more complex, it’s ever-more challenging to keep skin safe.

    Not only can potential conditions affect patient/resident health and healing, they can also influence care costs and facility resources. Explore complications below, and see how you can help reduce the risk at your facility.

    Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD)
    • Skin damage that occurs when skin is exposed to excessive moisture and/or irritants
    • Types : Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD), Peristomal Skin Damage, Intertriginous Dermatitis (ITD)
    Learn More about IAD
    Medical-Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI)
    • Skin damage that may occur when medical adhesives are not selected, applied or removed properly
    • Types: Skin stripping, tears, tension blisters or maceration
    • 55 MARSI treatments will be needed for every 100 patients having a medical tape application⁴
    Learn More about MARSI
    Pressure Ulcer/Pressure Injury
    • Localized skin damage to the skin and underlying soft tissue, usually over a bony prominence or medical device
    • Patients with IAD are at an increased risk of superficial sacral pressure ulcers with an odds ratio of 2.99⁵
    Learn More about Pressure Ulcers/Pressure Injuries

    Begin with Skin

    When you start with skin, you make a different commitment to care. One that considers people from the outside in, not just the inside out. State of skin: Elevating the science of skin management examines some of the most serious threats facing skin and provides insights into these essential care objectives:

    • Maintaining skin integrity
    • Safe securement to skin
    • Repairing injured skin
    • Helping prevent infection

    Connect with 3M

    Do you have questions about 3M™ Cavilon™ Skin Care Solutions? Unsure what product may help address your clinical needs? Have a skin-related challenge at your facility? Ready to purchase? Our team is here to help.

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    Understanding Skin

    Skin is an ever-present, always visible entity that we see but don’t really look at closely until something is wrong.

    View our latest skin resources to better understand how you can properly assess risks to skin, establish standardized protocols and develop better care processes to help prevent health-care acquired skin injury and infection.

    • Elevate the Science of Skin Management
      Elevate the Science of Skin Management

      How is skin human and personal? How can scientific advancements play a role in improving skin health? What can you do to implement change in your practice? Our free report – State of skin: Elevating the science of skin management – addresses these important questions and more.

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      Explore Best Practices

      Skin reveals so much about us, the world we live in and how we live our lives. Join this world-renowned panel of experts as they explore their passion, advocacy and thought leadership around skin health and why skin integrity is so important.

    • Connecticut Children's Medical Center's successful skin care program
      See the Impact

      Connecticut Children's Medical Center's successful skin care program received the seventh annual 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety. Learn how the team developed a robust evidence-based skin care education and training program to reduce pressure injury prevalence.

    What's New

    Browse the latest updates, research and learning opportunities from 3M™ Cavilon™ Skin Care Solutions and 3M Health Care.

    • Register for upcoming HCA webinars
      Browse upcoming 3M webinars

      Through the 3M℠ Health Care Academy, you can register for free monthly webinars covering a wide-array of topics relevant to your clinical practice. Register for upcoming webinars, and access archives from recently conducted events.

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      3M On the Road

      3M hosts and participates in several live educational events and scientific meetings throughout the year. Find out where we’re headed next, and visit us on the road to learn how 3M science can help your practice.

    • Experience Ultimate Skin Protection

      How can the power of ultimate skin protection help your practice? Read more about 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant, featuring 3M’s revolutionary polymer-cyanoacrylate technology, and learn how you can help protect patient/resident skin like never before.



    ¹· Brennan MR, Milne CT, Agrell-Kann M, Ekholm BP. Clinical evaluation of a barrier film for the management of incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD) in an open label, non-randomized, prospective study. JWOCN 44(2):172-180, 2017.
    ²· 3M data on file. TEAM-MISC-05-005732 and SPONSOR FINAL RPT-05-002049.
    ³· George M. Use of a barrier film (3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film) to reduce local skin complications around peripherally inserted central catheter lines: a randomized prospective controlled study. WCET Journal. 2016; 36(4):8-13.
    ⁴· Maene, B. Hidden costs of medical tape-induced skin injuries. Wounds UK. 2013; 9(1), 46-50.
    ⁵· Demarre L et al. Factors predicting the development of pressure ulcers in an at-risk population who receive standardized preventive care: secondary analyses of a multicentere randomized controlled trial. J Adv Nurs. 2015; 71(2):391-403

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