3M has been improving lives since 1902. We’re increasingly focusing on working with our customers and communities to achieve their sustainability goals. By reducing the environmental and human health impacts of treatments, we can help reduce health care’s environmental footprint.
One example is 3M’s commitment to work with institutions to reduce facility-acquired skin damage, a recognized quality indicator for nursing care. Skin damage results in patient/resident suffering and potential complications such as infection. Cavilon Professional Skin Care Products provide simple, soothing protection and relief for vulnerable skin.
Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream is a unique moisturizing barrier cream formulated with 3M polymers. It is used to protect skin at risk for incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD). Frequent reapplication of common moisture barriers requires valuable staff time. Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream provides durable, long-lasting protection from body fluids and moisturizes the skin. Compared to creams and ointments, Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream is concentrated and resists wash off. Fewer applications are needed which saves time, labor, and supplies. Its unique, polymer-based formula provides a breathable barrier to promote skin health while still allowing adhesive products to adhere to the skin. The cream vanishes into the skin, does not clog briefs or diapers, and resists wash off. Using Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream regularly on intact skin can help protect against breakdown caused by regular exposure to urine and stool, increasing patient comfort, and contributing to the goal of reducing cost and preventable waste associated with treating IAD.