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.
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.
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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.
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:
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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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