Reducing the Risks of Shear Forces — using Mepilex Border
Mepilex® Border is an absorbent self-adhesive dressing that is now indicated for the treatment of pressure ulcers as part of an overall pressure ulcer prevention protocol has been shown to be effective at preventing pressure ulcers - Mepilex® Border through its unique 5 layer structure featuring Safetac® technology has been demonstrated to add three way protection against the risk factors present in pressure ulcer formation and provide less pain during dressing change.
Safetac® technology allows you to lift and replace the dressing without adherent properties being lost. Therefore, you can check the skin condition on a regular basis to match many current pressure ulcer prevention protocols without having to change the dressing.
In-vitro test results demonstrate that Mepilex® Border can help decrease the effects of shear forces on tissue by up to 50% during wear time. Without Mepilex® Border, unprotected skin is exposed to the damaging effects of shear stress22.