We at 3M know patient comfort and satisfaction is of utmost importance and we devote our days to developing smart skin care solutions to protect and maintain the skin from conditions ranging from Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis and MARSI to Periwound protection.
Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD) affects patients in both acute and long-term care settings. This skin-damage condition is associated with exposure to urine or stool. Patients experience considerable discomfort and the condition can be difficult, time consuming, and expensive to treat. IAD is a significant worldwide health challenge and is a commonly accepted risk factor for pressure injury development1.
We, at 3M, partnered with Wounds International to convene a panel of experts to draft evidence-based best practices for identifying, preventing, and treating IAD. This panel’s published work specifically addressed the importance of establishing a globally-accepted skin care protocol.
Access your copy of Moving Prevention Forward: Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis Best Practice Principles (PDF, 874 KB)
1. Beeckman D et al. Proceedings of the Global IAD Expert Panel. Incontinence associated dermatitis: moving prevention forward. Wounds International 2015 External
3M™ Cavilon™ Skin Care Products provide a proactive approach to total skin health. Our skin care product line seeks to help prevent skin breakdown before it happens, protect at-risk skin and encourage the maintenance of healthy, intact skin.
3M has more than 70 pieces of clinical evidence supporting the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film—more evidence than any other moisture barrier or barrier film.
One study compared the durability of four barrier film products and found after 72 hours of wear, Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film was more than twice as effective at preventing wash-off and wear-off of a marker substance from the skin compared to Medline Sureprep® No-Sting Skin Protectant.2
2. A comparison of the durability of four barrier film products over a 72 hour period on human volunteers. Houser T, Grove GL, Zerweck C, Poster presentation at the Clinical Symposium for Advances in Skin and Wound Care (CSASWC); 2010.
Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream is a unique, polymer based formulation that provides a breathable barrier to promote skin health in patients at risk for skin damage.
Spend less time cleaning patients’ skin after episodes of incontinence – while you help them feel cleaner, more comfortable and protected. New 3M™ Cavilon™ Continence Care Wipes are a convenient, time-saving alternative to plain soap and water. These disposable, hypoallergenic wipes are designed to gently cleanse, moisturise and provide an effective barrier against moisture and bodily fluids. Used regularly, they can be an effective first line of defense against painful and persistent incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD).