Features of 3M Cavilon Skin Protectant
- Creates a protective barrier: It creates a thin, breathable barrier over the skin that helps to protect it from moisture, friction, and other irritants
- Long-lasting: The product is water-resistant and can provide protection for up to 72 hours, making it ideal for use in settings where patients may be exposed to moisture for extended periods. Ability to attach /adhere to wet, weeping (denuded), and/or dry skin and its exceptional barrier properties
- Non-irritating: Designed to be gentle on the skin and is suitable for use on sensitive skin or in areas with existing skin damage or irritation
- Versatile: Can be used to prevent or manage a range of skin conditions, including incontinence-associated dermatitis, pressure injuries, and skin tears
- Transparent: Allowing for easy monitoring of the skin's condition and any changes that may occur
Reasons to choose Cavilon Skin Barrier
What are the ingredients?
- Acrylic Tetrapolymer
- 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate
Who should use 3M Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant Barrier?
- Individuals who are incontinent may be at risk of developing skin damage due to prolonged exposure to moisture. Cavilon Skin Protectant can be used to create a barrier that protects the skin from moisture and prevents irritation.
- Patients who are bedridden or have limited mobility may be at risk of developing pressure injuries or skin tears due to friction or pressure on the skin. 3M Skin Barrier can be used to prevent these types of injuries.
- Individuals with sensitive skin may be prone to developing skin irritation or allergic reactions. This can be used to protect the skin and prevent irritation.
- Radiation therapy can cause skin damage and irritation. It is used to protect the skin in these areas and reduce the risk of damage.
- Individuals who are exposed to harsh environmental conditions, such as extreme cold or wind, may be at risk of developing skin damage or irritation. Skin Protectant helps to protect the skin in these situations.
How does 3M Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant work?
Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant works by creating a thin, breathable barrier over the skin that helps to protect it from moisture, friction, and other irritants. The product contains silicone-based compounds, including dimethicone, that form a film over the skin to provide protection.
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How to use Cavilon Advanced Liquid Dressing?
- Cleanse skin before applying. Gently dry areas of intact skin as needed. If areas of erosion (denudement) are present, excess serous or serosanguinous drainage may be blotted with a gauze pad if necessary.
- Open the package and grasp the applicator. See Figure 1. Place your thumb at the end of the lever. Aim the sponge end of the applicator downward and firmly depress the lever to break the internal ampule. A snapping or popping noise will be noted as the ampule breaks. It is not necessary to continue to press the lever.
- Keep the applicator pointed downward for approximately 10 seconds to allow fluid to flow into the foam sponge; continued pressure on the lever is not required. Note-fluid will not completely saturate the sponge to the edges.
- Using an even, sweeping motion (Figure 2), gently wipe the foam sponge across the skin with minimal overlap. Firm pressure and downward pressure on the lever or the applicator are unnecessary and may result in excessive wetness or pooling of fluid. Continue application until the entire area of concern has been covered. The applicator may be used in any direction. Apply the product to all skin that is exposed to stool and urine or irritating body fluid. Allow the area to dry for at least 30 seconds. (Figure 3) If an area is missed, wait until the fluid has dried completely before applying additional product.
- If it is applied within a skin fold or other area of skin-to-skin contact, make sure that the skin surfaces are separated to allow the fluid to dry completely (at least 30 seconds) before allowing the skin to return to its normal position.
- When used under adhesive tapes, dressings, or devices, allow the product to dry for approximately 1 minute before covering it with adhesive products. Refer to Precaution Statement # 3.
- Cleanse the affected area as needed. This is waterproof and is not removed by cleansing.
- Reapply two to three times per week. More frequent application may result in the buildup of the product.
- The film will wear off the skin and does not require removal. If removal is desired, the film should be removed with an adhesive remover containing hexamethyldisiloxane (HMDS).
- Use an adhesive remover containing HMDS to remove an adhesive product that has been placed over the film. This is especially important for patients with fragile skin.
Symptoms and Areas of Potential Skin Damage Due To IAD
- Changes in skin color
- Light skin tones may have erythema ranging in intensity from pink to red
- Dark skin tones may appear paler, darker, purple, dark red, or yellow
- Changes in skin integrity
- Warmer and firmer than skin without IAD
- Also may see:
- Moist, open weeping areas of skin
- Lesions such as raised blisters (vesicles) or small bumps (papules)
Areas of Damage:
- Genitalia (labia/scrotum)
- Right groin fold (crease between genitalia and thigh)
- Left groin fold (crease between genitalia and thigh)
- Lower abdomen suprapubic
- Right inner thigh
- Left inner thigh
- Perianal skin
- Gluteal fold (crease between buttocks)
- Left upper buttock
- Right upper buttock
- Left lower buttock
- Right lower buttock
- Left posterior thigh
- Right posterior thigh
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use Cavilon to open wound?
Yes, the product is non-stinging, and non-cytotoxic (meaning it will not interfere with healing).
How long does Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant last?
It is a long lasting barrier, protecting the skin for up to 7 days.
How often should I use Cavilon Skin Protectant? It shoubl be applied 2-3 times per week.
Is Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant waterproof?
A: Yes, it is water-resistant and can provide protection even in wet environments.
Is this suitable for all skin types?
A: Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant is designed to be gentle on the skin and is suitable for use on sensitive skin or in areas with existing skin damage or irritation. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using the product to ensure it is appropriate for your individual needs.
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