Molnlycke 295300 - Mepilex Foam Dressing 4"x4" 5/BX
Mepilex Border - Five-Layer Self-Adherent Dressing for Chronic and Acute Wounds
Mepilex Border is a versatile all-in-one bordered foam dressing available in a large range of shapes and sizes. You can use it for treating chronic and acute wounds. Plus its clinically proven to help prevent pressure ulcers.
The proven five-layer construction includes Safetac - the original less-pain contact layer with silicone adhesion. Safetac is designed to mould softly to skin without sticking to the moist wound - so you can remove it easily without damaging the skin. That means less pain for your patients.
The absorption layer instantly draws in moisture and exudate, protecting the periwound skin from maceration. Then the spreading layer distributes the exudate evenly across the full surface to improve the dressings ability to work for longer. The retention layer soaks up the exudate and stores it, so the layers closer to the wound can continue absorbing more fluid. The backing film stops most bacteria and viruses from entering the wound - and it achieves a higher moisture vapour loss than other comparable dressings, which contributes to its impressive overall fluid handling capabilities.
- Dressings with Safetac minimise pain and trauma at dressing changes
- Versatile all-in-one dressing for a wide range of chronic and acute wounds
- Proven to help prevent pressure ulcers
- Has good fluid-handling capacity, for effective exudate management with less risk of maceration
- Minimises skin stripping
Benefits of Mepilex Border
- No secondary fixation required
- Does not adhere to moist wound surfaces
- Can remain in place for up to 7 days depending on wound condition and exudate level
- Maintains a moist wound environment
- Conforms to body contours
Self-adherent, absorbent foam dressing with Safetac technology
Safetac, pioneered by Molnlycke, delivers above and beyond the ordinary. Proven to help optimize the wound healing journey and even prevent wounds, dressings with Safetac are the safe choice for patients and a champion for higher standards in wound care.
When to use Mepilex Border
You can use Mepilex Border in the treatment of a wide range of exuding chronic and acute wounds; and secondary healing wounds. Our soft, conformable dressing maintains a moist wound environment - so you can trust it to effectively absorb and retain exudate.
You can choose from a large selection of wound dressing sizes - to suit from small to large wounds. We also have shaped dressings for wounds located on challenging areas of the body.
Mepilex Border can also be used as part of a prophylactic regimen to help prevent pressure ulcers. Its been demonstrated to act on the four extrinsic factors that can contribute to the development of pressure ulcers: to redistribute shear, redistribute pressure, reduce friction, and to maintain an optimal microclimate.
You can reposition Mepilex Border after a skin assessment.
How Mepilex Border works
Mepilex Border is a self-adherent foam dressing with advanced fluid handling capabilities, dynamic permeability and all the advantages of Safetac soft silicone technology. It adheres gently to surrounding skin but doesnt adhere to moist wound tissue, thereby minimizing trauma to the wound and peri-wound area and pain to the patient. It is waterproof, viral proof and bacterial proof with a multilayered wound pad construction designed to promote optimal moisture balance and fluid uptake.
Indications for use
Mepilex Border is indicated for use on a wide range of wounds including:
- Leg ulcers
- Painful wounds
- Pressure injuries
- Wounds with compromised
- Traumatic wounds peri-wound skin
- Surgical wounds
- Mepilex Border can be used as a primary dressing on shallow wounds or as a cover dressing for deeper wounds. Ideal for wounds with moderate to heavy exudate.
Advanced fluid handling promotes optimal moisture balance and minimizes the risk of maceration. Minimizes trauma and pain at dressing change. Viral proof, bacterial proof and waterproof film to protect the patient and the clinician.