Antimicrobial dressings – Mepilex® Border Ag

All-in-one foam dressing for acute and chronic wounds where antimicrobial action is indicated

Mepilex® Border Ag is an all-in-one antimicrobial foam dressing designed for medium to high exuding wounds such as pressure ulcers and partial thickness burns, and where an antimicrobial action is indicated. According to a recent international consensus, antimicrobial action is indicated to help reduce bio-burden in infected wounds and to act as an antimicrobial barrier in wounds at high risk of infection or re-infection1. Infected wounds are painful wounds that need the best of treatment. Mepilex Border Ag is a dressing with Safetac® technology and is therefore proven to minimize pain and skin damage at dressing changes2,3. Mepilex Border Ag provides an antimicrobial activity, as it contains silver compound.

Safetac technology minimises pain at dressing changes2

Rapid and sustained antimicrobial activity4

Excellent retention and effective exudate management5

All-in-one foam dressing for pressure ulcers and other chronic and acute wounds

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When to use Mepilex Border Ag

Mepilex Border Ag is an all-in-one antimicrobial foam dressing, designed for a wide range of medium to high exuding wounds showing clinical signs infection or at high risk of infection, such as pressure ulcers, traumatic wounds and secondary healing wounds. The soft, conformable dressing maintains a moist wound environment, which provides the wound with an optimal healing environment. Safetac® technology seals the wound edges and thus minimises the risk of maceration6.

As pain is one of the typical clinical signs of infection, most infected wounds are painful. Inflicting more unnecessary suffering to patients causes stress and is hard to justify. Mepilex Border Ag is a dressing with Safetac technology, offering less pain for patients at dressing changes and when repositioning the dressing. Mepilex Border Ag contains silver sulfate, and the antimicrobial activity of this silver technology helps to reduce bio-burden after 30 minutes, killing 99.9 per cent of a wide range of bacteria for 7 days4.

Use Mepilex Border Ag:

  • When an antimicrobial action is indicated to help reduce bio-burden in infected wounds
  • When an antimicrobial action is indicated to act as an antimicrobial barrier in wounds at high risk of infection or re-infection1, such as post-operative wounds
  • To obtain a rapid (after 30 minutes) and sustained (for 7 days) effective antimicrobial effect4,7
  • To combine antimicrobial action with a less painful and less stressful patient care management programme1, 8
  1. International consensus. Appropriate use of silver dressings in wounds. An expert working group consensus. London: Wounds International, 2012.
  2. White R. A Multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK, 2008.
  3. Dykes PJ et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care, 2001.
  4. External in vitro lab report: NAMSA 09C 29253 01/09C 29253 02.
  5. Feili F et al. Retention capacity. Poster presentation at the EWMA conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 2008.
  6. Wiberg A.B et al. Preventing maceration with a soft silicone dressing: in-vitro evaluations. Poster presented at the 3rd Congress of the WUWHS, Toronto, Canada, 2008.
  7. Hamberg K, Jakobsen C, Correlation of silver release and antimicrobial effect of silver-containing wound dressing in vitro, Poster presentation at EWMA Conference, Vienna, Austria, 2012.
  8. Upton D et al. The Impact of Atraumatic Vs Conventional Dressings on Pain and Stress in Patients with Chronic Wounds. Journal of Wound Care, 2012.
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