With the Safetac technology adhesive, Mepilex can be removed with less risk of damaging the wound or the surrounding skin. A new enhanced backing film together with the highly conformable absorbent foam makes Mepilex handle fluid effectively. It is designed for a wide range of low to medium exuding wounds. Whether it is chronic wounds or acute wounds, like post-op wounds or diabetic wounds Mepilex decreases pain at dressing change. Less pain means lower stress levels for patients and that, in turn, helps healing. Mepilex can be cut to fit an individual wound or body location and Mepilex is highly conformable. This makes it ideal for difficult-to-dress areas. Use together with our Tubifast Fixation. For lower exuding wounds, see Mepilex Lite.
- For low to moderately exuding wounds
- Wide range of acute and chronic wounds like venous leg ulcers, pressure injuries, diabetic ulcers and traumatic wounds
- Less painful and less stressful care for your patients11
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).