Skin damage from adhesives (MARSI) at vascular access sites can be a serious problem. Making 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film part of your vascular care process helps ensure the barrier film is removed at dressing changes instead of a patient’s skin layers.
Patients with infected wounds or venous leg ulcers (VLUs) and associated oedema are especially at risk for periwound skin damage. The excessive hydration of periwound skin compromises the barrier function, making the epidermis more vulnerable to MARSI, friction and shear. Including 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film in the wound care process helps protect periwound skin from maceration.
Peristomal skin complications can affect up to 77 percent of patients, and they’re the most common post-operative complication following stoma creation5. Making 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film part of the ostomy care process can help protect against peristomal irritation.
A prevalent but under-recognised complication, MARSI can cause pain, increase the risk of infection and delay healing, all of which can reduce a patient’s quality of life3. One study found that 55 treatments for MARSI will be needed for every 100 patients who receive a medical tape application4. By using 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film, you can help protect patient skin from possible adhesive damage.
3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film forms a breathable, transparent, protective coating between the skin and the adhesive of the securement dressing, device or tape. When the adhesive product is changed, 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film is removed instead of skin cell layers.¹ It also protects skin from moisture, friction and shear.1
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2. Campbell K, Woodbury MG, Whittle H, Labate T, Hoskin A. A clinical evaluation of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film. Ostomy Wound Management. 2000;46(1):24-30
3. Cutting KF. Impact of adhesive surgical tape and wound dressing on the skin with reference to skin stripping. J Wound Care 2008;157-158,160-162.
4. Maene, B. Hidden costs of medical tape-induced skin injuries. Wounds UK. 2013; 9(1), 46-50
5. Colwell JC, McNichol L, Boarini J. North America Wound, Ostomy, and Continence and Enterostomal Therapy Nurses Current Ostomy Care Practice Related to Peristomal Skin Issues J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2017; 44(3): 257-261.