3M Adds New Products to Cavilon Brand Portfolio
New 3M Cavilon Bathing & Cleansing Wipes and 3M Cavilon 3-in-1 Total Care
Cloths Deliver Effective, Efficient Care
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- June 17, 2013
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
The new Cavilon products help clinicians adhere to IAD prevention protocols
and simplify care regimens for efficiency. According to recent clinical
consensus^4 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 episode^5.
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 patient outcomes.”
3M invites professional and non-professional caregivers and patients to visit
www.3M.com/Cavilon 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
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^1Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD): Best Practice for 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):
^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; 36(3S): S56.
^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;
^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):
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