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Pressure Injury Prevention Dressings

Mepilex® Border dressings effectively absorb and retain exudate and maintain a moist wound environment . By sealing the wound edges, the Safetac® technology layer prevents the exudate from leaking onto the surrounding skin. This minimizes the risk of maceration . The Safetac technology layer ensures that the dressing can be changed without damaging the wound or surrounding areas which also avoids exposing the patient to additional pain .

The dressings have been shown to help in pressure ulcer prevention by redistributing shear forces, reducing friction, redistributing pressure and balancing the microclimate    . The retention, spreading and absorption layers help in maintaining an optimal moisture level and reducing the risk of injury. These layers are also critical in dissipating shear and redistributing pressure. Safetac technology resides closest to the skin. For pressure ulcer prevention, its elasticity dissipates shear forces and allows for repositioning of the dressing after skin assessment.

Mepilex Border Sacrum

Mepilex Border Sacrum is an all-in-one foam dressing proven to minimize patient pain and trauma to the wound and surrounding skin  . It was designed to:

  • Fit the anatomy of the sacral area;
  • Prevent pressure ulcers   and
  • Create an optimal healing environment for moderate to high exuding pressure ulcers, or other wounds in the sacral area such as surgical excision of pilonidal cysts. 

Clinical trials have proven that Mepilex Border Sacrum aids in the prevention of pressure ulcers  . The dressing is applied prophylactically in emergency departments, intensive care units and the OR. When compared with competitors' products or no dressing, Mepilex Border Sacrum has been demonstrated to impact the four extrinsic factors that can contribute to pressure ulcers.

Mepilex Border Heel

Mepilex Border Heel is an all-in-one foam dressing shaped to fit the heel and protect the areas around the heel, Achilles and bilateral malleoli. When used for prevention it will aid in protecting the skin from damage caused by pressure, shear and friction . The Safetac® technology layer protects the skin by maintaining optimal positioning and by limiting friction and shear at the patient-dressing interface .

The Safetac technology layer allows for repositioning of the dressing after skin inspection.

Benefits

  • Handling tabs for easy skin checks
  • Slightly thicker border for better handling and stay-on-ability*
  • Self-adherent – no secondary fixation needed
  • Shaped to fit heels – no need to cut or adapt
  • Minimizes pain and trauma at dressing changes   
  • Medial and lateral malleolus coverage to provide maximum protection
  • Can remain in place for several days
  • Can be adjusted without losing its adherent properties

* In comparison to previous Mepilex Border Heel dressings

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