The heel shaped foam dressing with Safetac technology
Mepilex Heel minimises pain to the patient and trauma to the wound at dressing changes. The Safetac technology prevents Mepilex Heel from sticking to the wound bed yet adheres gently to the surrounding skin allowing easy application of secondary fixation. Mepilex Heel absorbs low to moderate levels of exudate.Mepilex Heel conforms well to the heel preventing exudate from pooling and causing maceration. Mepilex Heel is ideal for most shaped or sizes of feet.
Areas of use • Wounds on the heel or malleolus:• Pressure ulcers• Diabetic foot ulcers
Product descriptionMepilex is an absorbent 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 absorbs exudate, maintains a moist wound-healing environment and minimises the risk for maceration.As Mepilex 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 to normalisedry and scaly surrounding skin.
Due to the absorption properties Mepilex is suitable for use under compression bandaging. Mepilex gently expands as it takes up exudate. Mepilex can be used in combinationwith gels.
Intended useMepilex is designed for a wide range of exuding wounds such as leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and traumatic wounds, e.g. skin tears and secondary healing wounds.
Instructions for use
Frequency of changeMepilex may be left in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound and surrounding skin, or as indicated by accepted clinical practice.
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 together with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutionsor hydrogen peroxide.
Mepilex should be stored in dry 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 isintact. Do not resterilise.
Mepilex and Safetac are registered trademarks of Mölnlycke Health Care AB.