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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Based on six incontinence episodes per day³, two nurses at 3.9 hours/week at $33.23/hour⁴ each; application/cleansing time of 45 sec/2 min ⁵, ¹; three applications per week.
Explore the impact of 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant as detailed in numerous clinical publications including Advances in Wound Care.
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.
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