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When to use Mepilex Border Heel

Pressure ulcer prevention

Prophylactic dressings used as part of a pressure ulcer prevention protocol have been shown to offer significant benefits and are supported by international guidelines.   Mepilex Dressings is the only 5-layer foam prevention dressing with 5 randomized clinical trials (RCTs) demonstrating the isolated effect of the dressing in preventing pressure ulcers.          The dressing can be applied prophylactically in emergency departments, intensive care units, the OR and at other points along the care continuum when the patient is determined to be at risk.

When looking at the risk factors for pressure ulcers, both intrinsic and extrinsic factors must be considered. General health, nutritional status, skin moisture, age and history of previous pressure ulcers are some of the key intrinsic components that affect the risk for a patient developing pressure ulcers. Extrinsic factors include pressure, friction, shear, and microclimate.

*Note: the use of dressings as part of a prophylactic therapy does not preclude the need to continue to develop and follow a comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention protocol.

Wound Management

Use Mepilex Border Dressings for medium-to-high exuding wounds, including pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, heel ulcers, traumatic wounds and other secondary healing wounds. The dressing maintains a moist wound environment, which supports debridement, so you might see an initial increase in the wound size. This is normal and to be expected.

How to use Mepilex Border Heel

Watch how to easily apply Mepilex Border Heel to help you achieve the best result for your patient.

Step-by-step instructions - initial application

Step-by-step instructions - skin checks


Product details

Code Size cm Pcs/box Pcs/case
 282790  8.7" x 9.1" (22 x 23 cm)  10  30

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