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3M Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream Fragrance Free, 3.25 oz. tube, 12 items/box, 1 box

A unique moisturizing barrier cream formulated with 3M polymers for patients at risk from incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD). Concentrated, fragrance-free cream requires less frequent application and resists washing off, making care easier. Hypoallergenic formula contains dimethicone to better protect patients' skin. Compatible with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) and can be used with tapes and dressings.

  • Provides Patient Comfort - Moisturizes as it protects skin against incontinence-associated dermatitis
  • Long Lasting - Resists wash-off and requires fewer applications than typical moisture barriers, saving time and effort
  • Allows Adhesives to Adhere - Vanishes into skin, allowing tapes and dressings to adhere. Does not clog briefs or diapers.
  • Clincally Proven Protection - Hypoallergenic formula contains dimethicone for skin protection and comfort
  • Compatible with CHG
  • Protecting at-risk skin from damage associated with incontinence
  • Moisturizing severely dry skin

Concentrated, long-lasting protection against incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD).

Durable Miniaturization for At-Risk or Severely Dry Skin.

Formulated with 3M polymer technology, 3M Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream is a concentrated, fragrance-free moisturizing skin barrier that resists wash-off and allows adhesives to adhere. Its ideal for moisturization of at-risk and/or severely dry skin. It also provides a barrier which protects skin at low risk for breaking down.

Where Ingenuity And Innovation Meet Real-World Needs.

Moisturizes at-risk and severely dry skin

Provides a breathable barrier to promote skin health

Resists wash-off, eliminating the need for frequent reapplication

Allows tapes and dressings to adhere

Helps reduce product used due to its concentrated formulation

More Resistant To Soaking and Washing.

In one study, 3M Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream provided better barrier effectiveness than the competitor, even after 4 soak cycles and 3 cleansing steps. Further testing showed that 3M Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream had significantly greater barrier effectiveness remaining after 4 soak cycles than the competitor had after.

Moisture Barrier Effectiveness of Four Dimethicone Creams

Effect of Skin Protectant on Fluid Uptake Function of Absorbent Briefs

A Cost-Effective Pressure Damage Prevention Strategy

Objective of Study

Develop a pressure ulcer prevention strategy which included the use of 3M Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream, Aderma Dermal Pads and an educational program in a 78 bed nursing home.

Key Findings / Analysis

The results of the six month pilot study indicated a zero incidence of pressure ulcers. The education program, along with the use of 3M Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream and Aderma Dermal Pads (used on patients with a history of ulceration, contractures resulting in pressure areas or any bony prominence at risk of pressure damage) did prevent the recurrence of pressure ulcers. It also lead to a reduction in the costs associated with ongoing wound care, the quality of life experienced by the patients, and an improvement in working life for the staff.

Health Care Aides: First Line of Defense in the Prevention of Skin Breakdown

Objective of Study

Compare the incidence of pressure ulcers in a long term care facility prior to and after the implementation of Cavilon products including 3M Cavilon No-Rinse Skin Cleanser, 3M Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream, and 3M Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film and an educational program called RISE (Reduce Skin Breakdown through Education).

Key Findings / Analysis

Prior to the use of the Cavilon products, there were 96 pressure ulcers reported in the long term care facility from the period of September 2007 to August 2008. After the implementation of Cavilon products and an educational program (RISE), the incidence of pressure ulcers decreased 57% during the period of September 2008 to August 2009. Ninety-eight percent of the health care aides felt that the products improved the quality of life of their residents. The system was easy to use as reported by 88% of the health care aides. Seventy-five percent of the aides felt that the RISE program had increased their knowledge regarding residents skin and maintaining skin integrity.

An Evaluation of Two Incontinence Skin Care Protocols in a Long-Term Care Setting

Objective of Study

Compare the effect of two skin care protocols on skin condition, pain and caregiver time.

Key Findings / Analysis

Patients were randomly assigned to a standard care regimen (soap and water cleansing followed by an application of a moisturizing lotion after each incontinence episode) or the study care protocol (3M Cavilon No-Rinse Skin Cleanser after each episode and an application of a barrier cream with durable properties, 3M Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream, after the first incontinence episode of the shift). Skin integrity was maintained in the majority of control (69%) and study group (72%). Improvement was noted in 8% of the control and 17% of the study group. Study protocol procedures took less time to complete than control procedures saving 79 minutes/patient/day. Results of this study suggest that the use of soap, water and a moisturizer may be less effective and more time-consuming than using 3M Cavilon No Rinse Skin Cleanser and 3M Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can this product be used on damaged or open skin?
A: Best results are obtained when Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream is used for prevention of damage to intact skin at risk of breakdown. Protection of open or damaged skin may be better accomplished with 3M Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film.

Q: Does Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream affect adhesion of 3M Medical Tapes?
A: It may increase adhesion of some tapes, in particular 3M Medipore H Soft Cloth Surgical Tape.

Q: Can 3M Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film and 3M Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream be used in combination?
A: We do not recommend use of these products in combination. Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film should not be used in combination with any cream, lotion, ointment or paste as it may become gummy and the film will not perform as desired.

Q: I cant see the product. How will staff know its there?
A: Putting a protocol for scheduled application in place (e.g. applying at the beginning of every shift) will help reduce uncertainty. Healthy skin integrity will be evidence that the protocol is successful.

Q: How often do I need to reapply Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream?
A: Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream will protect the skin through 3-4 cleansing episodes.

Q: Can this product be used on infants?
A: Yes.

Q: Can Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream be used under ostomy pouches?
A: Some ostomy patients use the product because they like the moisturization and they can adhere the pouch over the cream. However, generally speaking, Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film will perform more effectively for peristomal applications.


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