Antimicrobial dressings – Mepilex® Transfer Ag

The world’s first antimicrobial wound contact layer with Safetac® technology for less painful dressing changes

The body heals a wound and a dressing can either disturb or support. Mepilex® Transfer Ag with Safetac® is a “multi-benefit” transfer dressing designed for low to high exuding wounds and with the patient as a central mind. Safetac is clinically proven to minimise stress and pain for the patient. Mepilex Transfer Ag effectively transfers exudate to a 2nd layer whilst preventing microbial growth. It all adds up to undisturbed healing.

Safetac technology for minimal tissue trauma 1-6 and patient stress 7 and pain 8

Conforms well to body contours and may be cut to desired shapes

Transfers exudate into a secondary absorbent dressing9

Inactivates a broad range of microorganisms 9

Rapid antimicrobial effect within 30 minutes 9

Sustained antimicrobial effect up to 14 days 9

When to use Mepilex Transfer Ag

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As a wound contact layer Mepilex Transfer Ag provides the flexibility to construct the optimal dressing combination to fit a wound type or exudate level.And because all wounds are different, there is a range of different sizes that can easily be cut to the shape and size of the wound. Combine it with a 2nd absorbent layer appropriate for the level of exudate. Allow a good margin of both Mepilex Transfer Ag on the surrounding skin, as well as the 2nd layer covering Mepilex Transfer Ag. Fixate e.g. with Tubifast. Mepilex Transfer Ag may remain left in place, whilst only the 2nd layer is changed. It effectively absorbs and transfers exudates to the 2nd absorbent layer, whilst minimising trauma to the wound and the surrounding skin, and pain to the patient at dressing changes.

 

Frequency of change

Mepilex Transfer Ag may be left in place for up to 14 days depending on the patient, the condition of the wound and surrounding skin, or as indicated by accepted clinical practice. It is intended for short-term use up to 4 weeks. For continued use, a re-assessment by a physician is recommended.
 

Where to use it

Mepilex Transfer Ag is indicated for low to high exuding wounds including difficult-to-dress areas where an antimicrobial effect is required: traumatic wounds, partial thickness burns, foot and leg ulcers, surgical incisions, and pressure ulcers.
 
Mepilex Transfer Ag comes in a range of sizes.
 
Check your local website for information on assortment.

1. White R. et al. Evidence for atraumatic soft silicone wound dressing use. Wounds UK, 2005.
2. Waring P.et al. An evaluation of the skin stripping of wound dressing adhesives. Journal of Wound Care, 2011.
3. Dykes P.J.et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care, 2001.
4. Meaume S.et al. A study to compare a new self adherent soft silicone dressing with a self adherent polymer dressing in stage II pressure ulcers. Ostomy Wound Management, 2003.
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. Upton D. et al. The Impact of Atraumatic Vs Conventional Dressings on Pain and Stress in Patients with Chronic Wounds. Submitted and approved for publication. Journal of Wound Care, 2012.
8. White R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK, 2008.
9. Posters presented at CAWC, CA, 2013.

Precautions
  • Mepilex Transfer Ag should be used under the supervision of a qualified health care professional.
  • Do not use on patients with a known sensitivity to silver or any other contents of the dressing.
  • Clinicians / Healthcare Professionals should be aware that there are very limited data on prolonged and repeated use of silver containing dressings, particularly in children and neonates.
  • Mepilex Transfer Ag may cause transient discoloration of the wound bed and surrounding skin.
  • In the event of clinical infection Mepilex Transfer Ag does not replace the need for systemic therapy or other adequate infection treatment.
  • Do not use Mepilex Transfer Ag during radiation treatment or examinations e.g. X-ray, ultrasound, diathermy or Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
  • Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements, e.g. electrocardiograms (ECG) and electroencephalograms (EEG).
  • Do not use Mepilex Transfer Ag together with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions or hydrogen peroxide.
  • Other than saline solution or water, the interaction of cleansing agents in combination with Mepilex Transfer Ag has not been demonstrated.
  • The interaction of Mepilex Transfer Ag with topical treatments has not been demonstrated.
  • For external use only.
  • Do not reuse. If reused, performance of the product may deteriorate, cross contamination may occur.
  • Sterile. Do not use if inner package is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not re-sterilise.
  • Do not use after expiry date. If the product is used after the expiry date product properties cannot be ensured.
 
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