Breathable transparent self-adhesive film dressingMepore Film is a transparent self-adhesive film dressing ideal as secondary fixation dressing and as primary dressing for a wide range of clean wounds. Mepore Film's application system is designed for ease-of-use.
Mepore Film provides a flexible, transparent covering to protect the wound, while conforming to surface irregularities and body contours. The film provides a barrier to fluid strike-through and viral and bacterial contamination.
Mepore Film maintains a moist environment in the wound. Thanks to its high vapor permeability, Mepore Film allows excess moisture to pass away from the wound and surrounding skin.
30 years of dependabilitySince 1979, more than 1.5 billion original Mepore dressings have been sold. Perhaps because Mepore was the world's first self-adhesive dressing*. Perhaps because of the continual performance updates, keeping up with the needs of patients and professionals and setting the standards for all conventional dressings along the way. But mostly, we think, for one simple unsurprising reason: dependable performance, shift in and shift out. Since day one.
Transparent, breathable, adhesive coated polyurethane film
Product description Mepore Film is a flexible, transparent, breathable film dressing made of polyurethane, coated with a polyacrylic adhesive. The dressing is supported with a transparent sheet paper frame to ease the application.
Mode of action Mepore Film provides a flexible, transparent covering to protect the wound while conforming to surface irregularities and body contours.
Mepore Film maintains a moist environment yet thanks to its vapor permeability allows excess moisture pass away from the wound and surrounding skin.
Mepore Film provides a barrier to fluid strike-through and bacterial contamination.
Intended use Mepore Film is intended for a wide range of wounds in the granulation phase such as superficial burns, IV sites, abrasions, lacerations, donor sites, superficial pressure ulcers, closed surgical wounds, and may help to prevent skin breakdown.
Mepore Film can be used as a conformable fixation device or as a secondary dressing to cover dressings such as hydrogels, alginates and foam dressings.
Precautions Mepore Film should not be applied on patients who are sensitive to acrylic adhesive.
Mepore Film should not be used directly on full thickness wounds involving muscle, tendon or bone or on third degree burns.
Method of use Application:
Dressing change and removal
Sterility is guaranteed unless the inner package is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not re-sterilize.
Top ten most frequently asked questions
Clinical & handling information
Top ten most frequently asked questions
Are there any allergy problems with the Mepore Film product?
The type of adhesive used in Mepore® Film is known in general to cause very few allergic reactions.
Is Mepore Film easy to handle?
It is easy to open the package in an aseptic way, the release paper and the application frame and provides for easy application.
What are the main indications of Mepore Film?
Mepore Film’s main indications are clean wounds in the granulation phase such as superficial burns, IV sites, abrasions, lacerations, donor sites, superficial pressure sores, and closed surgical wounds as well as for prevention of skin breakdown. Mepore Film can also be used as fixation device to cover primary dressings such as hydrogels and alginates.
What sterilization method is used? Can it be re-sterilized?
Mepore Film is sterilized with ethylene oxide. We do not recommend re-sterilizing Mepore Film.
How is secure adhesion to the skin obtained?
The adhesion level is optimized if applied onto dry clean skin. Position the dressing over the wound without stretching. Firmly smooth the adhesive onto the skin to obtain proper adhesion.
Does Mepore Film contain natural latex?
The Mepore Film products and the packaging are natural latex free.
What is the shelf life for Mepore Film?
What is the composition of Mepore Film?
A polyurethane film coated with a polyacrylate adhesive.
Is Mepore Film permeable to air?
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Does Mepore Film contain any pharmaceutical component?
What type of adhesive is used in Mepore Film?
The adhesive is a solvent based polyacrylate.
Is it possible that the adhesion level varies per batch?
Yes. There is always a chance of small variation in the adhesive raw material, which might cause minor variations between batches. All products released to the market are in accordance with our technical specifications.
How is the waste handled (package and used product)?
Product and package could be incinerated without forming any hazardous effluents. Shelf container and transport box can be recycled.
Does Mepore Film contain PVC, latex or colophony?
No, Mepore Film does not contain PVC, latex or colophony, neither in the product, the release liner, nor in the packaging material.
What material is Mepore Film packaging made of?
The outer packaging system, including transport and dispenser box, is made from a corrugated board carton to withstand heavy loads during transport and storing.
How robust is the transport container?
The transport container is made of corrugated board. It is designed to withstand expected stress during transportation.
How many sizes does Mepore Film have?
Four different sizes. Please see the Mepore Film overview for details.
Are there smaller inner packages for wholesalers and pharmacy use?
No. There is a pharmacy assortment with smaller inner packages available in some markets. Please check with your sales representative for what assortment is available.
Is Mepore Film elastic and/or extensible and follow the patient’s movement?
Mepore Film is elastic and slightly extensible, and will follow the patient’s movement. As for all elastic adhesive dressings it is important not to stretch the dressing during application, as this might damage the skin and potentially cause skin blisters.
Does Mepore Film leave adhesive residues on the patient’s skin after removal?
Adhesive residuals are rarely seen after removal.
Will removal of Mepore Film cause any pain?
Since the pain experienced when removing a dressing is very individual it is only possible to give a general answer. To minimize the pain during removal lift a corner of the dressing and gently pull the film along the skin (in the direction of hair growth parallel to the skin).
How long can Mepore Film remain on the patient’s skin? How often should Mepore Film be changed?
Mepore Film can be left in place for several days depending on the wound/skin condition or as indicated by good clinical practice.
Are there any precautions to consider when using Mepore Film?
Mepore Film should not be used by patients who are sensitive to polyacrylate adhesives. Mepore Film should not be used directly on full thickness wounds involving muscle, tendon or bone or on third degree burns.
When is Mepore Film contraindicated?
This kind of product has been on the market for more than 10 years and the materials are used in a variety of different medical devices.