Molnlycke 670800 - Mepore Dressing Sterile 6x7 8x60/CS
Self-Adhesive Absorbent Dressing
A breathable, absorbent dressing for low to moderately exuding wounds.
Mepore is a self-adhesive absorbent dressing that has an absorbent wound pad located centrally on a piece of apertured, non-woven polyester fabric coated with a layer of an acrylic adhesive. The wound pad is made of a viscose nonwoven coated with a polyolefin layer to give a smooth surface and render it low-adherent. The polyester backing makes the product permeable and highly flexible, allowing it to conform well to body contours. The dressing is protected by two pieces of overlapping release film which are easy to remove and allows for aseptic application.
- Water-based, solvent-free adhesive provides gentle fixation
- Wound contact layer is low-adherent
- Breathable to prevent maceration and help maintain a moist wound environment
- Easy-to-remove protection paper is also aseptic
- Fabric is conformable and flexible to allow body movement
Meporeis a breathable, absorbent, self-adhesive dressing for a wide variety of wounds with low to moderate exudate levels - such as surgical wounds, cuts, and abrasions. The dressing fixes gently and securely to the skin with a skin-friendly, water-based adhesive, and its air permeable to prevent maceration of the wound.
How Mepore Works
The porous structure of the Sontara nonwoven fabric ensures air and water vapour permeability. The fabric is flexible, conforms well to body contours, and allows body movements when in place. The fabric is non-absorbent and provides a barrier for blood and fluid strike-through. The polyacrylate adhesive has been designed to be gentle to the skin and at the same time provide secure fixation. The wound pad can absorb moderate amounts of wound fluids and the low-adherent wound contact layer reduces the risk of adherence to the wound. The easy-to-remove protection paper permits sterile application, as well as simplifying dressing application.
Benefits of Mepore
- Skin-friendly, water-based adhesive
- Low-adherent wound contact layer minimises risk of adherence to the wound
- Flexible fluid-repellent backing
- Easy-to-remove protection paper allows for convenient and aseptic application
- Air permeable, prevents maceration and gives better comfort
- Rounded corners for secure fixation (all sizes up to 9 x 15 cm)
Areas of Use
Mepore can be used in a wide variety of wounds which have low to moderate exudate levels. These include surgical wounds, minor burns, cuts, and abrasions.
How to Use Mepore
Frequency of Change
The frequency of dressing changes will be governed by the condition of the underlying wound. Upon removal grasp the edge and slowly peel the dressing from the skin in the direction of hair growth.
Care should be taken to ensure that Mepore is not applied under tension, to prevent shearing forces causing damage to the skin. This is particularly important when the dressing is applied over joints.