Instructions for use
Pressure injuries (PIs) as a result of medical devices are the 3rd most common PIs after sacrum and heel. They affect up to 41% of ICU patients
The use of Mepilex® Lite dressings to reduce the risk of skin damage is supported by clinical
Incorporating cutting guidance directly on the sterile release liner in the dressing unit pack, provides information on how the dressing can be cut and applied to protect specific at-risk anatomic areas such as the forehead, nose, chin and behind the ears. Multiple shape options are possible by folding the dressing and cutting along the guidelines on the purple or white side.
Click on the videos below to see examples of how the dressings can be cut to protect anatomic areas at risk with different types of medical device:
Application under non-invasive ventilation mask
Application under oxygen tubing
Application under C-collar