Film dressings - Mepitel Film

Mepitel Film

Mepitel® Film is a gentle, transparent breathable film dressing for skin protection.

 

Mepitel Film is designed for a wide range of superficial wounds. It can be used alone or in connection with other products. Through the Safetac® adhesive interface Mepitel Film minimises pain and trauma before, at and after dressing changes.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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Limits the risk for damage to newly formed tissue

Seals the wound margins and reduces risk of maceration3, 4

Transparent for easy inspection. Application system is designed for ease-of-use.

Conforms well to body contours

How Mepitel Film works

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Mepitel Film provides a flexible, transparent covering to protect the skin or wound from microbial contamination, fluid strike-through and from other external contamination while conforming to surface irregularities and body contours.

Mepitel Film maintains a moist environment even though the vapour permeability allows excess moisture pass away from the skin. Mepitel Film provides instant tack adhesion that minimises the requirement for extra fixation.

Mepitel Film can not be used as primary fixation for IV, cannulae, ports or other infusion and or life-sustaining devices.

Areas of use

Mepitel Film is designed for a wide range of superficial wounds such as pressure ulcer category 1 and 2, superficial skin injuries and superficial burns. Mepitel Film protects fragile and sensitive skin. Mepitel Film can also be used as a protective cover for open surgical wound, e.g. abdomen, to fix primary dressing, as a secondary dressing and in combination with gels and ointments. Fixation tapes and devices can be fixed on top of the Mepitel Film product; Mepitel Film is then used as a protective landing zone for fixation tape.

Description (size cm)

Ref. No.
NPC
Code
PIP
Code
Pieces Per
Inner
6.5 × 7
296800
EIJ084
373-4159
10
10.5 × 12
296500
EIJ085
373-4167
10
10.5 × 25
296700
EIJ086
373-4175
10
15.5 × 20
296900
EIJ087
373-4183
10
1. White R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK 2008.
2. White R. Evidence for atraumatic soft silicone wound dressing use. Wounds UK 2005.
3. Meaume S et al. A study to compare a new self adherent soft silicone dressing with a self adherent polymer Ostomy Wound Management 2003.
4. Wiberg AB et al. Preventing maceration with a soft silicone dressing: in-vitro evaluations. Poster publication.WUWHS congress, Canada 2008.
5. Dykes PJ et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care 2001.
6. Waring M. et al. An evaluation of the skin stripping of wound dressing adhesives. Journal of Wound Care, 2011.
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