Pressure ulcer prevention
Mepilex Border Sacrum combats four factors that can contribute to pressure ulcers
When compared with no dressing and competitors' products, Mepilex® Border Sacrum has been demonstrated to combat four extrinsic factors that can contribute to developing pressure ulcers, i.e. redistribute shear, redistribute pressure, reduce friction and maintain an optimal microclimate1,2,3.
In-vitro test results demonstrate that Mepilex Border Sacrum can help decrease the effects of shear forces on tissue by up to 50 percent during wear time, as compared to when no dressing is used4.
Testing also reveals that when compared to conventional dressings, Mepilex Border Sacrum's five unique layers exhibit superior fluid retention characteristics, maintaining proper moisture balance and microclimate, keeping skin dry5.
This video illustrates how Mepilex Border Sacrum works to redistribute shear and pressure, reduce friction and manage the microclimate to help prevent the development of pressure ulcers.
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