3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film

Why you should be using Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film

  • Durable

    Fast-drying1, long-lasting and doesn’t wash off1, making it easy for clinicians to use.

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  • Effective

    Helps maintain a continuous protective coating, plus it’s sterile* and compatible with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG)1, making it essential for vascular access site protection.

    *Wands and wipes only

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  • Gentle

    Alcohol-free, sting-free1, fragrance-free, preservative-free and hypoallergenic1,2, helping reduce the potential for dermatitis.

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  • Versatile

    Helps protect skin from friction and abrasion1, an improvement over many creams, ointments and pastes that can increase friction at the skin surface.

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  • Proven

    Unique formulation supported by 80+ pieces of evidence.

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One Solution, Many Uses Across Your Facility

  • IV Site Protection

    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.

  • Periwound Protection

    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 Protection

    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.

  • Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury (MARSI) Protection

    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.

How 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film works

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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1. 3M Data on file
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.