Use Mepilex Border Sacrum for medium-to-high exuding sacral wounds, such as pressure ulcers or surgical excision of pilonidal cysts. As Mepilex Border Sacrum maintains a moist wound environment, which supports debridement, there might actually be an initial increase in the wound size. This is normal and to be expected.
A part of pressure ulcer prevention
Clinical trials proved that Mepilex Border Sacrum prevents pressure ulcers3. The dressing is applied prophylactically in emergency rooms, intensive care or before long surgical interventions. When compared with no dressing and competitors’ products, Mepilex Border Sacrum has been demonstrated to impact four extrinsic factors that can contribute to developing pressure ulcers; these being to redistribute shear, redistribute pressure, reduce friction, and to maintain an optimal microclimate7,8,9. When adding this treatment to pressure ulcer prevention protocols and strategies, pressure ulcers can be prevented. However, the use of dressings as part of a prophylactic therapy does not preclude the need to continue to develop and follow a comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention protocol.
Dressings with Safetac mean less pain and less stress at dressing change
Using dressings with Safetac drastically reduces pain and tissue damage during dressing changes. A dressing containing a Safetac interface does not stick to the moist wound; it seals the edge of the ulcer preventing maceration4,5,6, and does not strip skin2,10, all while maintaining an optimal wound microclimate. This means less pain1, less stressful dressing changes11 , and potentially a faster healing process12.
Use Mepilex Border Sacrum:
- To prevent pressure ulcers
- To treat medium to highly exuding sacral wounds like pressure ulcers
- For a combination of excellent fluid handling capacity and retention that provides effective exudate management with less risk of maceration
- To lower costs with quicker healing and less pain for patients