The transfer dressing with Safetac technology
Mepilex Transfer is a thin and highly conformable foam dressing that absorbs and allows the exudate to move vertically into a secondary absorbent dressing. The Safetac layer seals around the wound edges, preventing the exudate to leak onto the surrounding skin, thus minimises the risk for maceration. As the Safetac layer seals around the wound, the foam structure of Mepilex Transfer . The Safetac layer ensures atraumatic dressing changes. Mepilex Transfer can be cut to size for difficult-to-dress areas.
Benefits of Mepilex Transfer
Areas of use:Mepilex Transfer is designed for a wide range of low to highly exuding wounds such as fungating tumours, epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), donor sites, venous leg ulcers. Mepilex Transfer can also be used as a protective layer on non-exuding wounds and/or large areas of fragile skin.
Product descriptionMepilex Transfer is a soft silicone exudate transfer dressing. It consists of a flexible and hydrophilic polyurethane foam coated with a soft silicone layer (Safetac Technology).
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 becomes sticky or starts to dry. On the skin, a dressing with Safetac has gentle but secure adhesion with minimised epidermal stripping and pain on removal.
Mode of actionMepilex Transfer is thin and conformable making it easy to keep the dressing in contact with the wound surface and the surrounding skin, even in awkward or uneven areas. The structure of Mepilex Transfer allows the exudate to be transferred vertically into a secondary absorbent pad. The Safetac layer seals around the wound edges preventing the exudate to leak horizontally on to the surrounding skin, thus, minimising maceration and excoriation. Mepilex Transfer maintains a moist wound environment in combination with an appropriate secondary dressing.
Intended useMepilex Transfer is designed for a wide range of exuding and difficult-to-dress wounds.Mepilex Transfer can also be used as a protective layer on non-exuding wounds and/or large areas of fragile skin.Mepilex Transfer can be used under compression.
Instructions for use
If required, Mepilex Transfer can be cut.
Frequency of changeMepilex Transfer 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. A change in dressing regimen can result in an initial change in the level of wound exudate.
PrecautionsIn case of signs of clinical infection, consult a health care professional for adequate infection treatment. Do not use Mepilex Transfer together with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions or hydrogen peroxide. Mepilex Transfer 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 is intact. Do not resterilise.
Mepilex and Safetac are registered trademarks of Mölnlycke Health Care AB.