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    3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant

    The Science of Advanced Skin Protection

    The Science of Advanced Skin Protection

    3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant has a formulation unlike any other skin protectant or moisture barrier currently available, allowing you to manage damaged skin or protect at-risk skin like never before. But what makes it so different from traditional skin protectants?

    • Unique, elastomeric polymer

      Unique, elastomeric polymer

      3M’s polymer forms a coating with the ability to elongate or conform, avoiding the cracking that can be common with other moisture barriers. This assures greater skin barrier integrity and durability and protection against challenging irritants, such as liquid stool and gastric fluids.

    • Revolutionary polymer-cyanoacrylate system

      Revolutionary polymer-cyanoacrylate system

      Unlike moisture barrier products that cannot reliably attach to underlying skin, 3M’s polymer-cyanoacrylate enables attachment to wet, weepy, damaged skin.¹ Once on the skin, 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant creates an environment that repels irritants and supports patient healing and comfort.

    • Non-stinging solvent

      Non-stinging solvent

      The polymer-cyanoacrylate system is delivered onto the skin by a non-stinging solvent in a single-use applicator that reduces the potential for cross-contamination. Plus, 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant doesn’t require removal, making wear easier for patients and easier for clinicians.

    Skin Protection Powerful Enough to Change the Standard of Care

    A clear improvement on traditional treatment options for damaged or at-risk skin, 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant delivers ultimate skin protection and prevention – even under the most challenging circumstances.

    • Attaches to wet, weepy, damaged skin1
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    • Creates a protective environment that repels irritants and supports healing
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    • Lasts up to 7 days2 and doesn’t require removal
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    • Breathable, allowing for moisture-vapor transmission that helps keep skin comfortable
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    • Single-use applicator reduces the potential for cross-contamination
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    • Provides an effective barrier, which has been shown to reduce the pain of managing IAD1
      *3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant is not an analgesic
      Dec 1, 1901

    The Impact is Clear

    Healthcare-acquired skin damage represents negative clinical outcomes resulting in potential complications such as infection, pain and suffering, and a poor patient experience. In addition, skin damage increases the work and cost of care. Learn why 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant is a clear improvement over traditional treatment options.

    Experience the power of ultimate skin protection

    Experience the power of ultimate skin protection.


    The many uses of 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant

    When you need to manage damaged or broken skin and protect at-risk skin, choose 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant. Use the slider below to learn more about the types of healthcare-acquired skin damage that you can help protect your patients against.

    • Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis
      Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis

      Severe inflammation caused by liquid stool, mixed incontinence or urine, which can lead to destruction of the epidermis.

      Dec 1, 1901
    • Peristomal Skin Damage
      Peristomal Skin Damage

      Problem stomas, poor stoma location and high-volume output, especially that of liquid stool, can contribute to skin injury that can rapidly progress to erosion.

      Dec 1, 1901
    • Periwound Skin Damage
      Periwound Skin Damage

      This type of skin damage is often associated with wounds that produce large quantities of drainage, such as venous ulcers or infected wounds.

      Dec 1, 1901
    • Pressure Ulcer/Injury (PU/I)
      Pressure Ulcer/Injury (PU/I)

      Localized damage to the skin and underlying soft tissue, usually over a bony prominence or related to a medical or other device. Moisture, friction and shear are accepted risk factors for pressure ulcer/ injury development.

      Dec 1, 1901
    • Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury (MARSI)
      Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury (MARSI)

      Skin damage, such as stripping or maceration, related to adhesive product use.

      Dec 1, 1901

    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.

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    • ¹ Brennan, Mary R.; Milne, Catherine T.; Agrell-Kann, Marie; Ekholm, Bruce P. Clinical Evaluation of a Skin Protectant for the Management of Incontinence Associated Dermatitis: An Open-Label, Nonrandomized, Prospective Study. J of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 2017. 44(2):172-180.
      ² 3M data on file. EM-05-01 3924.
      ³ Bliss DZ, Zehrer C, Savik K, Smith G, Hedblom E. An economic evaluation of four skin damage prevention regimens in nursing home residents with incontinence. J WOCN 2007;34(2):143-52. 
      ⁴ Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Employment Statistics for 31-1014 Nursing Assistant. (May 2015). Accessed on 5/18/2016 http://www.bls.gov/oes current/oes311014.htm
      ⁵ Heidegger CP; Graf S; Perneger T; Genton L; Oshima T; Pichard C. The burden of diarrhea in the intensive care unit (ICU-BD). A survey and observational study of the caregivers’ opinions and workload. Int J Nurs Stud. 2016 Jul;59:163-8

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