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3M™ Cavilon™ Professional Skin Care Solutions

3M™ Cavilon™ Professional Skin Care Solutions

Comfort for even the most fragile skin

3M™ Cavilon™ Skin Care Products provide a proactive approach to total skin health. The medical grade skin care product line seeks to prevent skin breakdown before it happens, protect at-risk skin and encourage the maintenance of healthy, intact skin.

No Sting Barrier Film

No String Barrier Film

Product: 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film

A fast-drying, non-sticky, alcohol-free liquid barrier film that forms a breathable, transparent coating on the skin. Protects damaged or intact skin from body fluids, adhesive trauma, friction, and incontinence.

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Durable Barrier Cream

Durable Barrier Cream

Product: 3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream

A concentrated cream that provides durable, long-lasting protection from body fluids while moisturizing the skin. The cream vanishes into the skin, does not transfer off to briefs or diapers, and resists wash off.

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Skin Cleansers

Product: 3M™ Cavilon™ No-Rinse Skin Cleanser and 3M™ Cavilon™ 3-in-1 Incontinence Care Lotion

Skin Cleaners

3M™ Cavilon™ No-Rinse Skin Cleanser

A gentle, no-rinse cleanser that can be used for incontinence and general skin cleansing needs. It helps control odor for improved environment and patient wellbeing.

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Skin Cleaners

3M™ Cavilon™ 3-in-1 Incontinence Care Lotion

A no-rinse cleanser, moisturizer, and barrier in one product. Use for skin care after incontinence or for bathing when skin is fragile or at risk.

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Product: 3M™ Cavilon™ Bathing & Cleansing Wipes and 3M™ Cavilon™ 3-in-1 Total Care Cloths

Skin Cleaners

3M™ Cavilon™ Bathing & Cleansing Wipes

A no-rinse bathing and cleansing wipe with Aloe & Moisturizers. Large, strong pre-moistened cloth in a re-sealable package, soft & comfortable daily bathing and perineal cleansing.

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Skin Cleaners

3M™ Cavilon™ 3-in-1 Total Care Cloths

A no-rinse cleanser, moisturizer and protectant in a strong yet soft and gentle pre-moistened cloth. This multi-purpose product contains gentle surfactants for cleansing along with Aloe, skin conditioning ingredients and Dimethicone.

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Antifungal

Antifungal

Product: 3M™ Cavilon™ Antifungal Cream

An antifungal barrier cream that effectively relieves redness, irritation, scaling, itching, discomfort, and burning. The barrier protects against moisture and the easy-to-spread formula soothes affected areas.

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Skin Moisturizers

Product: 3M™ Cavilon™ Extra Dry Skin Cream, 3M™ Cavilon™ Moisturizing Body Cream, and 3M™ Cavilon™ Moisturizing Hand Lotion

Skin Moisturizers

3M™ Cavilon™ Extra Dry Skin Cream

A moisturizing cream ideal for individuals with diabetes or other dry skin conditions. The pH balanced, lipid-rich formula lasts 24 hours to soften and relieve rough, cracked, or scaly skin.

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Skin Moisturizers

3M™ Cavilon™ Moisturizing Body Cream

A full-body moisturizing cream enriched with vitamins A, D and E. The pH balanced, non-greasy formula rubs in easily and vanishes into the skin.

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Skin Moisturizers

3M™ Cavilon™ Moisturizing Hand Lotion

Contains emollients for moisturizing between hand washings. For Health Care Professionals, it can be used under latex gloves and does not affect the activity of chlorhexidine gluconate.

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Adhesive Trauma

Adhesive trauma (skin stripping and tension blisters) is one of the most common problems associated with adhesive use. Many of these injuries can be prevented by careful attention to skin preparation, skin protection and adhesive application.

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Adhesive Trauma at IV Sites

Adhesive skin damage can be a common problem for infusion sites that require repeated dressing changes. Many of these injuries can be prevented by careful attention to skin preparation, protection and correct dressing or device application.

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Friction & Moisture

Moisture-associated skin damage is often seen over the sacrum and buttocks and is due to the interaction of friction and moisture. Many of these injuries can be prevented by careful attention to skin cleansing and protection.

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Incontinence

Incontinence leaves skin vulnerable to irritation, breakdown and infection. Skin damage can be prevented with careful attention to skin cleansing and protection with the right medical skin care product, such as Cavilon spray, Cavilon barrier film, or Cavilon cream.
Cavilon Incontinence Product Guide (PDF 857KB)

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Periwound

The periwound area is vulnerable to damage from wound drainage and adhesives. Help prevent periwound skin injury with careful attention to skin cleansing and protection.

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Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Superficial skin injury can occur with the use of negative pressure wound therapy. Help prevent this type of skin damage with careful attention to skin cleansing and protection.

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Ostomy

Peristomal skin can be damaged by exposure to urine, stool and adhesives. Skin damage may be prevented by careful attention to skin cleansing and protection.

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3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream

3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film

No String Barrier Film

3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film

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No Sting Barrier Film

Moisture & Irritant Protection

A comparative study of the skin protectant performance of eight barrier films
Authors
Reuter H, Maene B, Stephens C, Andreas C, 3M Clinical Study; 2009.
Key Findings
3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film provides significantly superior skin protection between one and seven days after application compared to most other skin barrier films in this study. 3M™ Cavilon™ NoSting Barrier Film is the only tested product that can maintain a significant protection over a seven daytime period. Six of the eight barrier products tested did not protect the site significantly compared to no covering at all.

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Innovative strategy to prevent incontinence dermatitis
Authors
Hune S, Jyu A, Johansen K, Dubidat W, Stanesic A, et al., Poster presentation at the World Union of Wound Healing Societies(WUWHS) in Toronto; 2008.
Key Findings
Application of a three-option system (3M™ Cavilon™ No-Rinse Skin Cleanser, 3M™ Cavilon™ DurableBarrier Cream and 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film) helped to maintain skin integrity in this elderly population. The barriers used did not interfere with absorbency of the patient briefs. A custom designed caddy system was an effective organizer to store products at the residents' bedside. It helped reduce the risk of cross infection, control costs by eliminating excess product use and provided a convenient reliable source of product.

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An economic evaluation of four skin damage prevention regimens in nursing home residents with incontinence: economics of skin damage prevention
Authors
Bliss DZ, Zehrer C, Savik K, Smith G, Hedblom E, Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing 2007;34(2):143-52;discussion 152. Protective Ointment, and Coloplast Baza® Protect Moisture Barrier Cream.
Key Findings
Compared to the three regimens in which a barrier was applied after each episode of incontinence,the use of a regimen in which 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was applied three times weekly had significantly lower costs for the barrier product, labor associated with barrier application, and total cost, which included products, labor, and supplies. Use of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film three times weekly was effective for preventing incontinence-associated skin breakdown and can provide significant cost savings.

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Incontinence-associated skin damage in nursing home residents:a secondary analysis of a prospective, multi-center study
Authors
Zimmaro Bliss D, Zehrer C, Savik K, Thayer D, Smith G, Ostomy Wound Management 2006;52(12):46-55.
Key Findings
IAD developed in 33 (3.4 percent) of 981 incontinent nursing home residents. Study results suggest that the rate and severity of IAD are low with close monitoring and use of a defined skin care regimen that includes a pH-balanced cleanser and moisture barrier.

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Tail and perineal wounds
Authors
Bellah JR, Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice 2006;36(4):913-929.
Key Findings
Dogs or cats with traumatic tail and tail-perineal injuries may be incontinent after surgery. To prevent irritation, 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film can be sprayed or swabbed on the area.

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Comparing cost per use of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film with zinc oxide oil in incontinent patients
Authors
Baatenburg de Jong H, Admiraal H, Journal of Wound Care 2004;13(9):398- 400.
Key Findings
Both products resulted in improved skin condition after 14 days, but 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting BarrierFilm was found to be more effective. 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was also found to be significantly more cost-effective than zinc oxide oil, primarily because of the lower product application frequency and reduced nursing time.

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The benefits of implementing a new skin care protocol in nursing homes
Authors
Bale S, Tebble N, Jones V, Price P, Journal of Tissue Viability 2004;14(2):44-50.
Key Findings
Skin condition was maintained or improved and there was a significantly lower incidence of incontinence dermatitis after introducing the new skin care protocol. There was also a significant reduction in time to deliver the skin care post-intervention. Staff adherence to the new skin care protocol was good. This study demonstrated that the new skin care protocol with an educational program, maintained or improved patients' skin condition and significantly reduced the resources used in delivering nursing care.

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A comparison of cost and efficacy of three incontinence skin barrier products
Authors
Zehrer CL, Lutz JB, Hedblom EC, Ding L, Ostomy Wound Management 2004;50(12):51-8.
Key Findings
The occurrence of incontinence dermatitis was not significantly different between the different protocols of care. Economic analysis showed that daily barrier application costs ranged from $0.17 for the barrier film to $0.76 for the ointments. With labor included in the analysis, costs were also lower for3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film. Results of this study suggest that the daily or three times weekly use of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film protocols are affordable alternatives to using petrolatumointments in the prevention of incontinence dermatitis.

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Evaluation of routine use of an alcohol-free barrier film on patients with urinary and/or fecal incontinence
Authors
Murray K, Brown P, Poster presentation at the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Conference; 2003.
Key Findings
After five days, skin remained intact without signs of breakdown. Patient and family satisfaction was positive. Better compliance from the nursing staff was noted. Material and labor costs were reduced. Study findings demonstrated that 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film could be clinically and economically effective when used as part of a preventative protocol. Click here to view more information on this study - LINK TO: Celum ID# 39185

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No ifs, ands, or butts: use of a protective, waterproof, liquid alcohol-free barrier on an infant
Authors
Faller N, Hebert J, 3M Case Study; 2002.
Key Findings
3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was applied over the affected skin with each diaper change. Skin damage resolved within a few days of initiating 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film. 3M™ Cavilon™ NoSting Barrier Film allowed complete healing of the skin damage, caused no adverse reaction and has prevented further recurrence of the skin damage.

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The use of a liquid film to treat severe incontinent dermatitis: case reports
Authors
Campbell KE, Keast DH, Woodbury MG, Houghton PE, Lemesurier A, Poster presentation at the Canadian Association ofWound Care (CAWC) Annual Meeting and Conference; 2001.
Key Findings
In phase one of this two phase study, overall skin condition improved. In phase two, results indicate significant time savings when using 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film. Use of 3M™ Cavilon™ No StingBarrier Film was a simple treatment effective in improving skin condition and reducing the time involved in providing care to patients with severe incontinent dermatitis.

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Comparison of the effectiveness of five different skin protective products
Authors
LaVoie K, Poster presentation at the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Conference; 2000.
Key Findings
3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film provided significant moisture barrier effectiveness initially and through four simulated normal washes. Smith & Nephew No-Sting Skin-Prep® failed to provide any significant moisture barrier effectiveness. ConvaTec Ilex Skin Protectant provided significant moisture barrier effectiveness initially and through two simulated normal washes. Smith & Nephew Triple Care®Extra Protective Cream provided significant moisture barrier effectiveness initially and through four simulated washes. 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film provided a significantly better moisture barrier than the competitive products. Click here to view more information on this study - LINK TO: Celum ID# 128369

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The use of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film in the management of incontinence dermatitis
Authors
Hagelstein S, Bale S, Harding KG, Oral presentation at the European Wound Management Association (EWMA)/JMCConference in Harrogate, UK; 1998.
Key Findings
These cases demonstrate that 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film provides an excellent barrier against urine and feces. Improvement of skin condition after application was noted in the majority of patients.

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Incontinence skin care
Authors
Lutz J, Poster presentation at the Symposium for Advances in Skin and Wound Care (SAWC); 1998.
Key Findings
3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was applied to the entire area affected by the incontinence.Tegasorb hydrocolloid dressings were placed over the primary ulcerated areas. Dressings remained in place five days and the barrier film was renewed daily to the surrounding erythematous areas. On the fifth postoperative day, the ulcerated areas were re-epithelialized and the areas of erythema had resolved.

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Barrier film protects skin of incontinent rats
Authors
St. Claire SL, St. Claire MB, Davis JA, Chang L, Miller GF, Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science 1997;36(5):46-8.
Key Findings
Rats that were treated with 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film showed no evidence of urine scalding or adverse events for three weeks postoperatively. Results indicate that 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film provides an excellent means of protecting valuable research animals from skin damage secondary to experimental procedures such as induced spinal cord lesions.

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Comparison of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of three skin protectants in the management of incontinence dermatitis
Authors
Lutz JB, Leighton B, Kennedy KL, Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Advances in Wound Management, 1996Oct 1-4; Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Macmillian Magazines Ltd.; 1997.
Key Findings
All five treatment groups showed significant improvement in skin condition at the end of the 12 day study. Data support a re-application schedule for 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film of up to 72hours when used for the treatment of incontinence dermatitis. The daily cost of 3M™ Cavilon™ No StingBarrier Film (when applied every 72 hours) was less than zinc oxide cream and approximately equal to the cost of the petrolatum ointment.

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Use of a non-alcohol incontinence barrier film on patients with severely compromised skin
Authors
Mooney RA, Wallace J, Newman DK, Smith D, 3M Case Studies; 1993..
Key Findings
Results show that treatment with 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was not only clinically efficacious but compatible with even the most denuded skin.

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Periwound Skin Protection

Instrumental evaluation of the protective effects of a barrier film on surrounding skin in chronic wounds
Authors
Dini V, Salibra F, Brilli C, Romanelli M, Wounds 2008;20(9):254-57. .
Key Findings
Twenty patients with pressure ulcers and 20 patients with venous leg ulcers were evaluated. Statistical evaluation showed an overall reduction of 45 percent in TEWL values in both groups by the conclusion of the study period when compared to baseline values. The study objectively demonstrated that 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film can help in the management of skin surrounding chronic wounds. An additional benefit was that the skin could be observed through the film. 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film application was a quick and simple process and removal was not necessary.

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In vivo evaluation using confocal microscopy of protective effect of No Sting Barrier Film 3M™ Cavilon™ on periwound skin
Authors
Gómez T, Morán J, González S, Gerokomas 2008;19(1):41-46.
Key Findings
After one week of treatment, there was general improvement of periwound skin but in the areas treated with 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film, necrosis nearly disappeared and there was a significant reduction of exocytosis, spongiosis and a better structured epidermis and also an improvement in inflammation. The 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film group showed greater histological improvements compared to areas not treated with the barrier film. 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film is an effective treatment for periwound skin in high exudative chronic ulcers.

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A liquid film-forming acrylate for periwound protection: a systematic review and meta-analysis (3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film)
Authors
Schuren J, Becker A, Sibbald RG, International Wound Journal 2005;2(3):230-8.
Key Findings
A total of 49 papers were identified and considered. Possible data from eleven controlled trials were considered and a total of nine eligible studies were included in this analysis. The Authors
concluded that 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film is a safe and effective barrier to protect the periwound skin of chronic ulcers. Its benefits include: visibility of wound margins, reduction of erythema, pain control, patient comfort and reduced staff time.

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Comparison of two periwound skin protectants in venous leg ulcers: a randomized controlled trial
Authors
Cameron J, Hoffman D, Wilson J, Cherry G, Journal of Wound Care 2005;14(5):233-6.
Key Findings
There was a significant difference in time required to remove and re-apply the skin protectants: an average of 0.19 (±0.17) minutes in the 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film group and 5.53 (±2.10) minutes in the zinc paste group. 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was easier to apply and transparent—hence not requiring removal for assessment. The zinc paste was messy to apply and difficult to remove, and thus took up considerably more nursing time than 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film.

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Periwound protection with 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film for patients with chronic venous leg ulcers, a randomized multi-centre trial
Authors
Bonnetblanc J, Vin F, Poster presentation at the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) in Paris; 2004.
Key Findings
Results from this study indicate significantly better periwound skin protection for patients in the 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film group.

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The protective effects of a new preparation on wound edges
Authors
Neander KD, Hesse F, Journal of Wound Care 2003;12(10):369-71.
Key Findings
In the 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film group, erythema disappeared in 88.1 percent of patients within three days of treatment, and in the remaining 11.9 percent, it had completely disappeared after four days. In the control group, the erythema intensity remained essentially unchanged throughout the study observation period. 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film helped to control erythema in all patients.

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Periwound skin protection: a comparison of a new skin barrier vs. traditional therapies in wound management
Authors
Coutts P, Queen D, Sibbald RG, Wound Care Canada 2003;1(1).
Key Findings
Significant differences were found favoring 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film with regard to application time. Results indicate that all treatments were similar in clinical efficacy with no differences noted for change in wound size, drainage or periwound condition. The Authors
concluded that 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was more caregiver/patient friendly, allowed for better visualization of the wound edges, and was quicker to apply in the clinical setting.

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The use of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film to prevent maceration in pressure ulcers treated with an adhesive hydrocolloid dressing
Authors
González G, Soriano V, Fornells G, Lopez R, Gómez S, et al., Poster presentation at the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) Conference in Granada, Spain; 2002..
Key Findings
Results confirm that the use of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film reduces the periwound maceration caused by hydrocolloid dressings. Periwound maceration was not dependent on the degree of severity of pressure ulcers.

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Ulcer edge protection with a polymer protective film
Authors
Bär M, Vanscheidt W, Zeitschrift fur Wundheiling 2001;22(1):16-20.
Key Findings
3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film provided a rapid improvement of maceration at the wound's margins, patient tolerability was regarded as very good, therapeutic steps were not disturbed, transparency of the film made it possible to observe underlying tissue, and the film could be used as an ideal base for wound dressings. The use of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film for indolent leg ulcers with macerated wound margins proved to be effective, well tolerated and cost-effective.

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3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film: an evaluation of periwounds prone to maceration
Authors
Garcia RF, Gago M, Adame S, Romero J, Jimenez A, et al., Poster presentation at the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) Conference; 2000.
Key Findings
Eighty-eight percent of patients' maceration of the periwound areas disappeared or decreased at sites where 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was applied in the first 48-96 hours. In all cases, the use of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film allowed adhesion and removal of the dressing without affecting the periwound skin. 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film protected the periwound area of chronic wounds and did not cause discomfort. The foam applicator presentation was more appropriate for small specific areas with periwound maceration.

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Film subjects win the day
Authors
Hampton S, Nursing Times 1998;94(24):80-2.
Key Findings
Patients were categorized into six main types: cellulitis around a stoma, macerated periwound areas, excoriated periwound areas, sensitivity to tapes/dressings, baby eczema/nappy rash, and adherence to dressings. Sixty-one patients showed improvement after treatment with 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film, and 53 went on to heal completely when 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was applied to the entire wound. The author concluded that 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film would be a useful addition to a wound care formulary for use as protection, to secure dressings that are difficult to hold in place. The study suggests that the use of film can improve the outcome for excoriated and macerated tissues.

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Improvement in patient comfort and compliance through the use of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film
Authors
Jones J, Poster presentation at the Wound Care Conference in Harrogate, UK; 1998.
Key Findings
In the first case study, patient comfort was increased and there was an improvement in the surrounding skin. The patient had considerable improvement in quality of life, plus compliance with the dressing regimen. In the second case study, patient comfort was increased with an improvement in surrounding skin in a once a week dressing regimen.

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A comparison of an alcohol-based and a siloxane-based periwound skin protectant
Authors
Rolstad B, Borchert K, Magnan S, Scheel N, Journal of Wound Care 1994;3(8):367-368.
Key Findings
The condition of periwound skin improved in all cases with no significant difference between study groups. All applications of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier

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Friction Protection

A motorized sliding sled apparatus for measuring the coefficient of friction of human skin in vivo
Authors
Grove GL, Grigoryan A, Houser T, Damia J, Poster presentation at the Clinical Symposium for Advances in Skin and Wound Care(CSASWC) in Orlando; 2010.
Key Findings
3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film dried quickly to a relatively smooth, lower friction surface compared to Medline Sureprep® No-Sting Barrier Film. Medline Sureprep™ No-Sting Barrier Film remained tackytwo minutes after application, resulting in a jerky motion of the sled as it traversed the skin, and a257 percent higher coefficient of friction compared to 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film. In this pilot study, 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film demonstrated a significantly lower coefficient of friction than Medline Sureprep™ No-Sting Barrier Film.

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Management of skin toxicity during radiation therapy: a review of the evidence
Authors
Kumar S, Juresic E, Marton M, Shafiq J, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 2010;54(3);264-279.
Key Findings
Twenty-nine articles were reviewed for this meta-analysis. Only seven articles demonstrated statistically significant results for prophylactic management of the side effect of acute skin toxicity.Topical products included in these citations were: corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid, sucralfate, calendula,3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film and silver leaf dressing. Results demonstrated that the rate of moist desquamation was significantly reduced with 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film and that the pruritis score was significantly reduced in the barrier film area.

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A case of... managing radiotherapy-induced skin reactions
Authors
Mann L, Quinton M, Ford A, Soomal R, Graham K, Synergy 2010; 8-10.
Key Findings
The use of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was safe and the patient found it soothing and comfortable when applied. There appeared to be a slight delay in the onset of the inevitable normal radiotherapy skin reaction.

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Randomized control trial of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film for the prevention of radiation dermatitis in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Authors
Chang L, Oral presentation at the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) in Toronto; 2008..
Key Findings
Skin reaction area and RTOG scores were significantly different between experimental and control sites towards the end of radiotherapy. Preliminary results of this study demonstrate the advantage for the use of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film in preventing skin breakdown during radiation therapy and consequently reducing the incidence of radiation dermatitis of grade 2 or higher.

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Randomized, paired comparison of 3M™ Cavilon™ No StingBarrier Film versus sorbolene cream (10% glycerine) skin care during post mastectomy irradiation
Authors
Fox C, Graham J, Graham P, Browne L, Capp A, et al., International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics2004;58(1):241-6.
Key Findings
There was significantly less moist desquamation in the 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film group compared to the Sorbolene group. Pruritis was also significantly reduced in the 3M™ Cavilon™ No StingBarrier Film group. Pain levels were generally low and were not significantly different between the treatment groups. 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film reduced the duration and frequency of radiation induced moist desquamation.

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Some uses of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film for the prevention of post radiation dermatitis in the head and neck region
Authors
Peskova Z, Straubova K. VyuZiti., Sestra 2004;2:34-36.
Key Findings
3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film offered two considerable advantages: easy and sparing application and a relatively long-lasting integrity of the film. 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film helped to prolong the period of tolerance to radiation therapy considerably.

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Adhesive Trauma Protection

Protection of wound edges with 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film during vacuum-assisted closure therapy: results of a clinical investigation in patients with chronic leg ulcers
Authors
Körber A, Hölzle K, Grabbe S, Dissemond J, Zeitschrift for Wundheilung 2007;12(1):6-11.
Key Findings
3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was applied once during vacuum-assisted closure therapy for a time period of 48-96 hours. About 75 percent of the patients showed no alterations of the wound edges.During 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film treatment, the condition of the wound edge improved in20 percent of the patients and no therapy-limiting adverse effects were observed. The clinical use of3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film in vacuum-assisted closure therapy is a simple method for practical and economic protection of wound edges.

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A prospective randomized trial of the effect of a soluble adhesive on the ease of dressing removal following hypospadias repair
Authors
Sanders C, Young A, McAndrew HF, Kenny SE, Journal of Pediatric Urology 2007;3(3):209-13.
Key Findings
The dressing with 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was significantly quicker to remove than the dressing with standard removal procedure, averaging 30 minutes (5-86 minutes) compared to 40minutes (17-105 minutes), respectively. There were no significant differences in child's pain or parental anxiety score between the two approaches. The novel dressing removal approach incorporating3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film resulted in a significantly shorter dressing removal time than the standard procedure.

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In search of a better central line dressing protocol in the autologous bone marrow reinfusion patient
Authors
Link D, Cutler C, 3M Clinical Study; 1998.
Key Findings
The 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film protocol proved to be superior in both patient and nurse satisfaction as well as cost analysis. There was no significant difference in skin integrity, skin colonization or laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infection. Authors
recommend the use of3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film under transparent dressings, changed twice weekly, and this regimen was adopted as their standard of practice.

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Comparison of the skin protection properties of various film forming skin protectants
Authors
Grove GL, Leyden JJ, Lutz JB, Seifert CM, Poster presentation at the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses
Key Findings
3M's alcohol-free barrier film significantly reduced the degree of skin damage caused by repeated application and removal of two commonly used dressing tapes. No significant differences were found between the alcohol-containing barrier films and the "no protectant but taped sites" suggesting that these products provide little if any protective value against skin stripping. Click here to view more information on this study - LINK TO: Celum ID#479549

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Multiple Indications

Don't neglect skin care in the treatment of chronic wounds
Authors
Hallern BV, Lilienkamp M, Die Schwester I Der Pfleger 2001;40(7):596-598.
Key Findings
The first case study is a diabetic patient with a large ulcer on the forefoot. Maceration of the toes and especially the web spaces was successfully treated with 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film.The second case study is a patient with a large wound in the groin area with copious drainage.Maceration of the periwound skin was successfully prevented with the use of 3M™ Cavilon™ No StingBarrier Film. The two case studies presented indicate the successful use of 3M™ Cavilon™ No StingBarrier Film to protect the skin.

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Wound protection for delicate baby and children's skin
Authors
Gerber V, Kinderkrankenschwester 2001;20(12):517-8.
Key Findings
Two case studies are presented. The first case study is on a non-healing ulcer in the groin area of a14-week old baby. Healing was documented after five days. The second case study is on the care of a gastrostomy in a seriously disabled child. In this case, 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film helped to prevent skin damage.

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A clinical evaluation of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film
Authors
Campbell K, Woodbury MG, Whittle H, Labate T, Hoskin A, Ostomy Wound Management 2000;46(1):24-30.
Key Findings
Geriatric and spinal cord patients were enrolled in this study. Redness was reduced in 96 percent of patients who were at risk. Maceration was prevented in 94 percent of patients, and skin stripping was prevented in 100 percent of patients. Dressing adhesion improved significantly in 90 percent of subjects. For all patients, barrier film was easy to apply and there were no adverse events.3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was an effective liquid skin sealant and protectant.

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Barrier for effective wound care
Authors
Butcher M, Poster presentation at the European Conference on Advances in Wound Management, Harrogate, UK; 1999.
Key Findings
Clinical use of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film supported the research outcomes identified by the various trials of the product and as a result, this product was added to a wound care formulary.

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Peristomal Skin Protection

Clinical experience with an alcohol-free skin protectant3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film
Authors
Bracelert V, Ribal A, Poster presentation; 2005.
Key Findings
3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was used for: apparatus adhesion, peristomal irritation and prevention of irritation of the perineum in incontinent patients. 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was easy to apply, dried rapidly and allowed skin monitoring. It was well accepted by patients because of pain-free application. The cost-benefit ratio was positive and allowed 72 hours of protection. Very good results were also obtained when 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was used in skin folds, around a tracheotomy site, on periwound skin during Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) and for peritube protection.

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3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film: an effective barrier against the ravages of proteolytic enzymes on peristomal and perianal skin
Authors
Jones D, Powell G, Marshall J, Edwards A, Poster presentation at the Annual Conference for the Centre for CommunityNursing, University of Hull; 1999.
Key Findings
In one patient with pyoderma gangrenosum and a second patient with a leg ulcer of mixed etiology,3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was found to be extremely versatile and easy to apply. It provided a pain-free, long-lasting protective interface between the skin and gastrointestinal fluids. 3M™ Cavilon™No Sting Barrier Film was found to be more effective than the traditional methods of skin protection like creams and hydrocolloid preparations.

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Non-alcohol barrier film providing a success with stomaltherapy patients
Authors
Thompson J, Jack L, Bush L, 3M Case Studies; 1997.
Key Findings
3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was successfully used on two patients with excoriated skin in the peristomal and perianal area. In the third case, 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was used on several skin tears on an elderly, malnourished woman. In all cases, improvement was noted within 24hours after application of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film with continued improvement at 48 hours.

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Review Articles

Effectiveness of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film for preventing skin damage: a systematic review
Authors
García-Fernández F, Pancorbo-Hidalgo P, Verdú-Soriano J, Gerokomos 2009;20(1):29- 40.
Key Findings
Use of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film significantly reduced the erythema in edges of exudative venous ulcers (evidence: high), with an overall clinical effectiveness similar to zinc oxide creams(moderate). 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was easier to apply and remove than zinc oxide creams(moderate). In patients with incontinence, the use of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film reduced the extent of dermatitis better than moisturizing creams (moderate) and had equal effectiveness in ermatitis prevention as zinc oxide creams or petrolatum (high), but with better effect in decreasing redness and denudation (high). In radiotherapy patients, the 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film reduced both the area and severity of radio dermitis (moderate). The cost of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film in both product and nursing time was significantly lower than zinc oxide creams (high).

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The nursing care of common raw and bleeding conditions
Authors
Hampton S, British Journal of Nursing 2004;13(10):618-620.
Key Findings
The author reviews benefits described in two 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film studies by Campbellet al (2000) and Williams (1998).

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3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film in the protection of vulnerable skin
Authors
Williams C, British Journal of Nursing 1998;7(10):613-5.
Key Findings
Studies discussed include: Rolstad (1994), Lutz and White (1997), Grove (1993) and Hampton (1997).3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film appears to meet the requirements of providing an easy-to-use,cost-effective, and pain-free product. 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film can reduce skin irritation and also increase the wear time and waterproof seal of some adhesive dressings.

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Clinical review of a new non-alcohol film forming skin protectant
Authors
Lutz JB, 3M Review Paper; 1993.
Key Findings
3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film was non-cytotoxic and pain free during application when used on compromised skin. It was highly effective in protecting skin from adhesive tape trauma, and provided significant moisture barrier protection four days after application. It is clinically proven and cost-effective in incontinence protection. 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film compared favorably in these attributes to the other four other skin protectants (barrier films).

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OTHER

A comparison of the durability of four barrier film products over a 72 hour period on human volunteers
Authors
Houser T, Grove GL, Zerweck C, Poster presentation at the Clinical Symposium for Advances in Skin and Wound Care (CSASWC); 2010.
Key Findings
After 72 hours of wear, 3M™ 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 Barrier Film. Smith & Nephew Skin-Prep™ and No-Sting Skin-Prep® appear to provide little barrier effectiveness even after 24 hours of wear. These films appear to quickly wash or wear off the skin. 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film appears to have significantly less wash-off and wear-off than competitive barrier films. Click here to view more information on this study - LINK TO: Celum ID#729670

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Assessment of diaper-clogging potential of petrolatum moisture barriers
Authors
Zehrer CL, Newman DK, Grove GL, Lutz JB, Ostomy Wound Management 2005;51(12):54-8.
Key Findings
Results indicate significant differences between the four test products both in percent transfer and in mini brief fluid absorption. From 59 to 69 percent of the petrolatum-based products transferred from the skin to the mini briefs resulting in a 54 to 90 percent reduction in fluid uptake. 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film did not transfer to the mini brief and fluid uptake (98 percent) was minimally affected.

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Comparison of dressing removal following hypospadias repair
Authors
Sanders C, British Journal of Nursing 2003;12(15 Suppl):S21-8.
Key Findings
Time savings were noted in the 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film group. The mean time from start until the end of the procedures was 29.50 minutes for the control group and 9.33 minutes for the 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film group. Children in the 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film group had lower pain scores before dressing removal than the control group. Data from this small feasibility study indicates the need for a further, more detailed randomized controlled trial.

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Measuring sting potential of various film forming skin protectants
Authors
Schwartzmiller DH, Lutz JB, Grove GL, Poster presentation at the Symposium for Advances in Skin and Wound Care (SAWC); 1994.
Key Findings
The alcohol based barrier film caused severe pain when applied to freshly stripped wounds. In the non-alcohol based group (3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film) results were statistically equivalent to the saline negative control, and did not cause pain when applied.

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Additional Clinicals

3M Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film Incontinence Derm Clin Study - Clinicals (PDF 157.0 K)
Cavilon No Sting Barrier Labor Costs Skin Damage Preven Study - Clinicals (PDF 143.4 K)
Cavilon NSBF Executive Summary - Clinicals (PDF 32.0 K)
Comparison of Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film vs Sorbolene, Graham - Clinicals (PDF 182.3 K)
Comparison of Durability of Barrier Film Products, pdf - Clinicals (PDF 342.1 K)
Comparison of the Effectiveness of Skin Protective Products - Clinicals (PDF 85.0 K)
Eval of Routine Use-Barrier Film on Patients with incontinence - Clinicals (PDF 113.8 K)
Performance Assessment of Film Forming Barriers - Clinicals (PDF 88.5 K)
Skin Damage Prevention and Mgt poster - Clinicals (PDF 671.8 K)


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