The bordered foam dressing with Safetac technology
Mepilex Border is an all-in-one foam dressing that effectively absorbs and retains exudate and maintains a moist wound environment. The Safetac layer seals the wound edges, preventing the exudate from leaking onto the surrounding skin, thus minimising the risk of maceration. The Safetac layer ensures that the dressing can be changed without damaging the wound or surrounding skin or exposing the patient to additional pain.
Benefits• Minimises pain and trauma at dressing change• Self-adherent - no secondary fixation needed• Shower proof• Can be used under compression bandages• Promotes patient comfort during wear• Can remain in place for several days depending on the condition• Can be lifted and adjusted without losing its adherent properties• Low potential for skin irritation and allergy
Areas of useMepilex Border is designed for a wide range of moderate to highly exuding wounds such as leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and traumatic wounds.
Mepilex Border SacrumMepilex Border is also available shaped to specially fit the sacral area.
Mepilex Border Sacrum Ordering Information
Product descriptionMepilex Border is an absorbent and self-adherent soft silicone dressing. It consists of:
Safetac TechnologySafetac is a patented soft silicone adhesive technology.On the wound, Safetac assures non-sticking and minimal trauma on removal even in critical situations when the exudate starts to dry out.On the skin, a dressing with Safetac has gentle but secure adhesion with no epidermal stripping or pain on removal.
Mode of actionMepilex Border absorbs exudate, maintains a moist wound-healing environment and minimises the risk for maceration.As Mepilex Border maintains a moist wound environment, supporting debridement, there might be an initial increase in the wound size. This is normal and to be expected. In case studies, dressings with Safetac technology have demonstrated tonormalise dry and scaly surrounding skin.Due to the absorption and retention properties Mepilex Border is suitable for use under compression bandaging.Mepilex Border can be used in combination with gels.
Intended useMepilex Border is designed for a wide range of exuding wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg and foot ulcers and traumatic wounds e.g skin tears and surgical wounds. Mepilex Border can also be used on dry/necrotic wounds in combination with gels.
Instructions for use
Frequency of changeMepilex Border may be left in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound and the surrounding skin, or as indicated by accepted clinical practice.Mepilex Border should be changed when exudate is present at the pad edges.A change in dressing regimen can result in an initial increased level of exudate which temporarily may require an increased change frequency.
PrecautionsIn case of signs of clinical infection, consult a health care professional for adequate infection treatment. Do not use Mepilex Border together with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions or hydrogen peroxide. Mepilex Border should be stored indry conditions below 35°C (95F) and be protected from direct sunlight. Do not use if inner package is damaged. Sterility is guaranteed if inner package is intact. Do not resterilise.
Mepilex and Safetac are registered trademarks of Mölnlycke Health Care AB.