Antimicrobial dressings – Mepilex® Border Sacrum Ag

All-in-one foam dressing for pressure ulcers and other chronic and acute wounds where antimicrobial properties are indicated

Mepilex® Border Sacrum Ag is an all-in-one antimicrobial foam dressing designed for medium to high exuding sacral pressure ulcers, wounds such as the surgical excision of a pilonidal cyst, and where properties are is indicated. According to a recent international consensus, antimicrobial properties are indicated to inactivate wound related pathogens1. Mepilex® Border Ag, with Safetac® technology, is proven to minimize pain and skin damage at dressing changes2,3. Mepilex® Border Sacrum Ag contains an ionic silver, that when activated by wound fluid, provides antimicrobial effect within 30 minutes.

Safetac technology minimizes 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 wounds located on the sacral area

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When to use Mepilex Border Sacrum Ag?

Mepilex® Border Sacrum Ag is an all-in-one, antimicrobial, foam dressing. It is designed for medium to highly exuding wounds showing signs of infection or are at risk for infection. Mepilex® Border Sacrum Ag may be used on 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 minimizes the risk of maceration6.

As pain is one of the typical clinical signs of infection, most infected wounds are painful. Mepilex® Border Sacrum Ag, with Safetac® technology, causes less pain for patients during dressing changes. Mepilex® Border Sacrum Ag contains silver sulfate. The antimicrobial properties of silver sulfate helps to inactivate wound related pathogen after 30 minutes. This silver technology will kill a wide range of bacteria for up to 7 days4.

Use Mepilex® Border Sacrum Ag:

  • To support the healing of sacral pressure ulcers with a anatomically shaped dressing
  • When antimicrobial properties are indicated to help reduce microorganisms in infected sacral wounds
  • When antimicrobial properties are indicated to act as an antimicrobial barrier in sacral wounds at high risk of infection or re-infection1
  • To obtain a rapid (after 30 minutes) and sustained (for 7 days) effective antimicrobial property4,7
  • To combine an antimicrobial property with a less painful and less stressful patient care management program1,8
  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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