3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant is a new, high-endurance skin protectant designed to stop, reverse and prevent the damaging effects of moderate to severe incontinence associated dermatitis.

The company said the product allows clinicians a better way to help patients with IAD. Features include an effective barrier than can last up to seven days, and a single-use applicator. The transparent barrier makes it easy to see the underlying skin, the company noted.

“Moisture barriers used today to prevent and manage IAD are outdated and have significant limitations that impact their clinical effectiveness. The introduction of 3M Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant, a game-changing barrier technology, represents an exciting leap forward for patients suffering with IAD,” said Todd Fruchterman, M.D., Ph.D., vice president and general manager for the 3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division.