Mepilex Heel Ag is an absorbent heel dressing – designed for a wide range of low to moderately exuding wounds that show signs of infection. Whether applied to the heel or malleolus, Mepilex Heel absorbs exudates effectively and ensures a low risk of maceration.
To further enhance protection against infections Mepilex Heel Ag also provides anti-microbial activity, with silver technology. Mepilex Heel Ag deactivates wound related pathogens within 30 minutes with sustained effect up to seven days4,5,6,7. By reducing the number of microorganisms, Mepilex Heel Ag may also reduce odour8. This makes it suitable for wounds on the heel when there are signs of infection.
Mepilex Heel Ag with Safetac can be removed with less risk of trauma to the wound or surrounding skin. The Safetac interface also prevents Mepilex Heel Ag from sticking to the wound bed yet adheres gently to the surrounding skin, allowing easy application of secondary fixation. When necessary, secure Mepilex Heel Ag with Tubifast Fixation
Use Mepilex Heel 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 up to seven days) antimicrobial effect4,5,6,7
- To combine antimicrobial action with a less painful and less stressful care for your patients1,10