Mepilex® Border is an all-in-one foam dressing proven to minimise patient pain and trauma to the wound and surrounding skin1,2. It has been designed to create an optimal healing environment for moderate to high exuding wounds such as pressure injuries, leg and foot ulcers, traumatic wounds, and other secondary healing wounds.
Mepilex® Border effectively absorbs and retains exudate and maintains a moist wound environment3. The Safetac® layer seals the wound edges, preventing the exudate from leaking onto the surrounding skin which minimises the risk for maceration4. The Safetac® layer ensures that the dressing can be changed without damaging the wound or surrounding skin or exposing the patient to additional pain.
Mepilex Border is proven to help prevent pressure injuries when used in addition with the standard pressure injuries prevention protocols6.
Safetac® technology minimises pain and trauma at dressing changes
All-in-one dressing for chronic wounds such as pressure injuries
Helps to prevent pressure injuries
Offers a combination of excellent fluid handling capacity and retention for effective exudate management with less risk of maceration5
Mepilex Border is an absorbent, atraumatic self-adhesive island dressing with a perforated soft silicone wound contact layer. The absorbent core of the dressing consists of three components, a thin sheet of polyurethane foam, a piece of nonwoven fabric and a layer of superabsorbent polyacrylate fibres. The core is located centrally upon a larger piece of polyurethane film and is held in place by the perforated silicone adhesive layer that extends to the outer margins of the dressing. This gentle adhesion also tends to prevent maceration by inhibiting the lateral movement of exudate from the wound on to the surrounding skin. The silicone layer does not adhere to the surface of a wound and therefore the dressing may be removed without causing pain or trauma.
Mepilex Border is suitable for dressing many types of exuding wounds including leg and pressure ulcers and traumatic wounds resulting in skin loss. It may also be used under compression bandaging. The dressing absorbs exudate and maintains a moist wound-healing environment whilst minimising the risk of maceration.
The manufacturers have identified no absolute contra-indications to the use of Mepilex Border
Method of use
The wound contact surface of the dressing is protected with a divided plastic film, which must be removed before use. If clinically indicated, the wound should be cleaned and the surrounding skin thoroughly dried before application of the dressings. If additional fixation is required this should only be applied around the margins of the dressing.
Frequency of Change
The interval between changes will normally be determined by the amount of exudate produced by the wound, but the dressing may be left in place for several days on clean non-infected wounds.
The presence of clinical infection does not preclude the use of Mepilex Border provided that appropriate antimicrobial therapy is also provided.
Sloughy wounds dressed with Mepilex Border may initially appear to increase in size due to autolytic debridement promoted by the moist conditions produced beneath the dressing. This is normal and to be expected.
Mepilex Border should be stored in dry conditions below 35C (95F).