Wound contact layers – Mepitel One

The one-sided wound contact layer that effectively protects the wound and the skin

Mepitel® One is a gentle, yet effective wound contact layer with Safetac. The open perforated structure allows exudate to pass vertically into a secondary absorbent dressing and enables easy delivery of topical treatments. Handling is made easy due to its one-sided adhesiveness. This allows it to stay where applied, which minimizes the risk of maceration.

High transparency lets you instantly assess healing progress without removing the contact layer

Does not leave residues and maintains functional qualities over time

True undisturbed healing – can remain in place for up to 14 days1

Can cost effectively be used in a wide variety of indications9-12

Safetacfor minimal tissue trauma2-6 and patient stress7 and pain8

When and how to use Mepitel One



Mepitel One with Safetac protects the wound and the skin. It prevents an outer dressing from sticking to the wound, thereby minimizing trauma and pain. Mepitel One is designed for a wide range of wounds, such as skin tears, skin abrasions, surgical incisions, second degree burns, blistering, lacerations, partial and full thickness grafts, diabetic ulcers, venous and arterial ulcers. Use together with, e.g. Mesorb® or for high-exuding wounds with Mextra® Superabsorbent, and with Tubifast™ fixation.

14 days of undisturbed cost-effective healing

Mepitel One can be left in place for up to 14 days in order to not stress the wound or newly healed tissue. It will stay in place and not dry out (drying out can cause trauma and pain). The wound can be inspected at any time thanks to Mepitel One's transparency. Mepitel One promotes optimal, undisturbed13-14 wound healing as well as a cost-effective treatment.

Saving you money15

Treatment cost in 13 countries was analysed across a range of indications. Findings showed that Mepitel dressings provide cost savings in areas, such as trauma, burns, grafts, skin tears and hand surgery, also in low-income markets.

Find out more

  1. Barrett S; British Journal of Nursing, 2012; 21 (21): 1271-1277.
  2.  Dykes P.J. et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care, 2001.
  3.  Waring P. et al. An evaluation of the skin stripping of wound dressing adhesives. Journal of Wound Care, 2011.
  4. White R. et al. Evidence for atraumatic soft silicone wound dressing use. Wounds UK, 2005.
  5. Wiberg A.B. et al. Preventing maceration with a soft silicone dressing: in-vitro evaluations. Poster presented at the 3rd Congress of the WUWHS, Toronto, Canada, 2008.
  6. Meaume S. et al. A study to compare a new self adherent soft silicone dressing with a self adherent polymer dressing in stage II pressure ulcers. Ostomy Wound Management, 2003.
  7. Upton D. et al. The Impact of Atraumatic Vs Conventional Dressings on Pain and Stress in Patients with Chronic Wounds. Submitted and approved for publication, Journal of Wound Care, 2012.
  8. White R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings.  Wounds UK, 2008.
  9. Burgmann P et al. Burns 1998; 24(7):609-12.
  10. Dahlstrom KK. Scand J Plast Reconstr Hand Surg 1995:29(4): 325-7.
  11. Gotschall C.S. Prospective, randomized study of the efficacy of Mepitel on children with partial-thickness scalds. Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation, 1998.
  12. Patton et al, An open, prospective randomized pilot investigation evaluating pain with the use of a soft silicone wound contact layer, Mepitel® One, vs. Bridal Veil and staples used on split thickness skin grafts as a primary dressing, Journal of Burns and Research,  (Nov) 2013.
  13. Davis SC et al; IWJ doi: 10.1111.iwj.12144 (Epub ahead of print}, 2013 (porcine study; optimal healing)
  14. Rippon M et al; Journal of Wound Care, 2012; 21 (8): 359-368,  (Undisturbed healing)
  15. Mills G H, MERCS, Oral presentation, EWMA, 2011.
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