With the right tools, you can help limit the discomfort and pain your patients feel from complications associated with cancer treatment. 3M offers various products to help reduce the risk of I.V. site and skin complications and improve patient comfort.
Effective I.V. therapy includes reducing the challenges of device securement and site assessment, protecting the sites from outside contaminants, and protecting healthy skin. 3M offers an array of products for peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs).
Antimicrobial Protection with Catheter Securement:
Securement Device with CHG Securement Dressing: 3M™ PICC/CVC Securement Device + Tegaderm™ CHG Chlorhexidine Gluconate I.V. Securement Dressing
CHG Securement Dressing: 3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG Chlorhexidine Gluconate I.V. Securement Dressing
Securement Device with Securement Dressing: 3M™ PICC/CVC Securement Device + Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement Dressing
Securement Dressing: 3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings
Antispetic-Containing Disinfecting Caps:
Disinfect needleless connectors and male luer valves: 3M™ Curos™ Disinfecting Port Protectors
Protect skin from adhesive damage: 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film(CHG compatible)
Immunosuppression, including chemotherapy, and repeated taping and dressing changes can increase the risk of medical adhesive-related skin injuries such as skin stripping and skin tears.
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Because cancer and cancer treatment disrupt the skin's normal process of rejuvenation, your patients need help keeping their skin hydrated without causing further irritation.
For general moisturizing: 3M™ Cavilon Moisturizing Lotion
To soften rough, cracked or scaly skin: 3M™ Cavilon™ Extra Dry Skin Cream
To help protect and restore skin while allowing tape to adhere: 3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream
To help protect skin from effects of moisture and friction: 3M™ Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film