Protecting Skin Integrity Is Vital for Good Patient Outcomes
Because patient needs vary every day, we offer a portfolio of innovative, skin-friendly, trusted products that provide the right choice for the right situation. Choose from a broad range of acute and chronic wound care and skin protection products to help increase patient well-being.
At 3M, we know patient comfort and satisfaction is paramount, which is why we have developed these smart skin care solutions to protect and maintain the skin, including conditions ranging from Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis and Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injuries (MARSI) to Periwound and Peristomal Moisture-Associated Skin Damage.
Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD) affects patients in both acute and long-term care settings. This skin-damage condition is associated with exposure to urine or stool. Patients experience considerable discomfort and the condition can be difficult, time consuming, and expensive to treat. IAD is a significant worldwide health challenge and is a commonly accepted risk factor for pressure ulcer development1.
We, at 3M, partnered with Wounds International to convene a panel of experts to draft evidence-based best practices for identifying, preventing, and treating IAD. This panel’s published work specifically addressed the importance of establishing a globally-accepted skin care protocol.
Access your copy of Moving Prevention Forward: Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis Best Practice Principles
1. Beeckman D et al. Proceedings of the Global IAD Expert Panel. Incontinence associated dermatitis: moving prevention forward. Wounds International 2015
The Best Practice Principles stresses the importance of developing and implementing a structured skin care protocol.
3M offers a portfolio of products to aid in developing a structured skin care regimen to clean, protect, and restore the skin.
Learn more about a structured skin care regimen and product options
Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injuries (MARSI) may be a serious complication and may occur across all care settings and age groups. These injuries, however, are often accepted as an inevitable part of patient care. MARSI can occur anywhere an adhesive is applied, including I.V. sites and wound dressings, and with patients who have sensitive or at-risk skin.
For vulnerable patients, skin damage may lead to serious complications. Applying 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film to the skin under adhesive products can help protect your patients from MARSI.
The periwound area is vulnerable to damage from wound drainage and adhesives; 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film can help you protect against periwound skin injury.
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