3M ™ Cavilon ™ Moisturizing Lotion
3M Cavilon Moisturizing Lotion is a CHG-compatible lotion with emollients for moisturizing and preventing dry skin. Will not break down latex or synthetic gloves. 3M Cavilon Lotion is both hypoallergenic and fragrance free.
Skin damage from handwashing and glove use is a frequent and serious problem for clinicians hands. The use of Cavilon Moisturizing Lotion can help maintain or restore the skin s natural moisture and pliability while not reducing the effectiveness of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) hand antiseptic products or the tensile strength of gloves.
Cavilon Moisturizing Lotion Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Question: Can Cavilon Moisturizing Lotion be used by surgery personnel?
Answer: Yes, Cavilon Moisturizing Lotion can be used by healthcare providers after surgical procedures. It is CHG compatible, so will not interfere with the persistent activity of CHG. It is also latex glove compatible.
Question: Is Cavilon Moisturizing Lotion compatible with other glove materials?
Answer: Cavilon Lotion was tested against other glove materials and was found to be as compatible as the control, normal saline.
Question: What is the implication if I use a lotion that is not CHG compatible?
Answer: The most important advantage of using an antimicrobial scrub or hand prep containing chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) is it will provide persistent bacterial kill. This persistent activity keeps bacterial counts on the hands low over time. Because of this, it is important to consider what other products are being used to moisturize or clean the hands. Some moisturizers and nearly all gelled hand sanitizers react with CHG to form an insoluble salt. It has been well established in the literature that when chlorhexidine is converted, wholly or partly, to an insoluble salt, a loss of antibacterial action is to be expected. Consequently, use of a moisturizer or hand sanitizer that is CHG compatible is desirable.
Question: Is there an easy way to tell if a lotion is or is not CHG compatible?
Answer: Moisturizers marketed to the professional healthcare worker are usually marked CHG Compatible either on the product label or in the product literature. It is more difficult to determine CHG compatibility with moisturizers typically found in the consumer market, such as Vaseline Intensive Care or Eucerin. Unlike instant hand sanitizers, it is difficult to use the compatibility test for 3M ™ Avagard ™ D Instant Hand Antiseptic with lotions and creams because other thick emulsions make it difficult to see a precipitate. For this reason, it s not recommended that you use this test with lotions or creams.
3M Cavilon Moisturizing Lotion Features and Benefits:
- CHG compatible
- Will not break down latex or synthetic gloves
- Fragrance free
3M Cavilon Moisturizing Lotion Suggested Applications:
- Between hand disinfections
- General purpose moisturizer
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