ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division today announced the
release of two new products, 3M™ Cavilon™ Bathing & Cleansing Wipes and
3M™ Cavilon™ 3-in-1 Total Care Cloths. The new offerings from 3M help
clinicians to address the needs for efficacy and efficiency across care
settings, and join the trusted line of Cavilon solutions used in
incontinence care applications.
A concern for both patients and caregivers, incontinence can lead to the
development of Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD), which is a
well-known risk factor in the development of pressure ulcers.1
IAD has been reported to occur in 42 percent of incontinent hospitalized
adults and up to 95 percent of incontinent patients in the intensive
care unit.1,2 In addition, approximately 50 percent of
nursing home residents live with incontinence on a daily basis.3
The new Cavilon products help clinicians adhere to IAD prevention
protocols and simplify care regimens for efficiency. According to recent
clinical consensus4 use of a soft, disposable cloth is a
preferred approach for incontinence cleansing. In a U.S. comparison
study, use of a no-rinse cleanser saved caregivers valuable time: an
average of 9 minutes per episode5.
Cleansing, Moisturizing, Protecting
Both new Cavilon products combine gentle pH-balanced cleansing and
emollient-based moisturizing ingredients, which help to maintain the
skin’s natural barrier. Cavilon 3-in-1 Total Care Cloths also provide
protection from moisture and irritants through the use of dimethicone,
an ingredient well-documented as an effective protective barrier. New 3M
Bathing & Cleansing Wipes, which are useful for bathing as well as
incontinence care, are compatible with 3M’s protection barrier products,
3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film and 3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier
Cream. Each product is available in re-sealable 8- and 24-packs.
“Our new products are consistent with the high level of care expected
from the Cavilon brand while addressing our customers’ need for
efficient and convenient solutions,” said Leslie McDonnell, Vice
President Global Marketing, 3M Chronic & Critical Care Solutions
Division. “With these additions to our brand portfolio, we continue to
expand our full suite of products for best practice care and improved
3M invites professional and non-professional caregivers and patients to
for training, information and support. In addition, a dedicated
toll-free helpline, 1-800-228-3957 has been established. For more
information on 3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions, visit www.3M.com/SkinHealth.
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Clinicians. Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, 2011.
2Peterson KJ, Bliss DZ, Nelson C, Savik K. Practices of
nurses and nursing assistants in preventing incontinence associated
dermatitis in acutely/critically ill patients. Amer J of Crit Care.
(Abstract) 2006; 15(3): 325.
3Bliss, D. Savik, K. & Peterson, K. Continence-evidence-based
treatment and management: Incontinence-Dermatitis in Hospitalized
Patients Prevalence. Evidence-Based Nursing Care and Nurse Education
Program. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. 2009;
4Doughty D, et al. Incontinence – Associated Dermatitis:
Consensus Statements, Evidence – Based Guidelines for Prevention and
Treatment, and Current Challenges. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and
Continence Nursing. 2012; 39(3): 303-315.
5Lewis-Byers K, Thayer D, Kahl A. An evaluation of two
incontinence skin care protocols in a long-term care setting. Ostomy
Wound Management. 2005; 48(12): 44-51.