Colin Dowd - Patient with foot ulcer
Mepilex Ag is designed for the management of low to moderately exuding wounds that show signs of infection. Mepilex Ag can be used under compression bandaging.
Mepilex Ag is a soft and highly conformable antimicrobial foam dressing that absorbs exudate and maintains a moist wound environment. The Safetac layer seals the wound edges, preventing exudate from leaking onto the surrounding skin, thus minimising the risk for maceration. The Safetac layer ensures that the dressing can be changed without damaging the wound or surrounding skin or exposing the patient to additional pain.
Mepilex Ag deactivates wound-related pathogens within 30 minutes with sustained effect up to seven days5,6,7,8. By reducing the number of microorganisms, Mepilex Ag may also reduce odour11.
Use Mepilex Ag:
- When antimicrobial action is indicated: to reduce bioburden in infected wounds
- When antimicrobial action is indicated: to act as an antimicrobial barrier in wounds at high risk of infection or re-infection1
- To obtain a rapid (after 30 minutes) and sustained (for seven days) effective antimicrobial effect7,8
- To combine antimicrobial action with less painful and less stressful care for your patients1,12