Foam dressings - Mepilex Border Heel

Mepilex Border Heel

Intoducing the new Mepilex® Border Heel – specially designed to protect the heel, medial and lateral malleolus for the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers. 

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Enhanced user features: 

SAME unique and protective 5-layer design

Visual handling tabs provide the user with information on dressing ’hold’ position

Optimisation of dressing shape to maximise coverage of high risk areas1

Enhanced, thicker dressing borders allow efficient handling and stay-on-ability1

Medial and lateral malleolus coverage provide maximum protection

Clinical Evidence 

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Mepilex® Border Heel, clinically proven to protect the skin from damage caused by pressure, shear and friction*,2

Strong clinical and scientific evidence supports the effectivness of our Safetac dressing in preventing heel pressure ulcers as part of an overall prevention protocol3. Because of its unique design, it can be used when continous heel off-loasing is needed. 

Cohort Study 

The control group (152 patients) recieved standard prevention protocol. The intervention group (150 patients) recieved standard prevention protocol plus Mepilex Border Heel dressings3.

Mepilex Border Heel Cohort study

*When used as part of an overall prevention protocol

Description (size cm)

Ref. No.
NHS SC
Code
PIP
Code
Pieces Per
Inner
22 x 23
282710
ELA1019
-
10

 

Description (size cm)

Ref. No.
NPC Code
PIP
Code
Pieces Per
Inner
18.5 x 24
283250
ELA651
383-1617
5
  1. Davies P. User evaluation of interface dressings for pressure ulcer prevention. Mölnlycke Health Care (GMCS-2017-058) 2017
  2. Black J. et al. Consensus statement: Global evidence based practice recommendations for the use of wound dressings to augment pressure ulcer prevention protocols - August 2012
  3. Santamaria, N., Liu, W., Gerdtz, M., Clinical effectiveness of a silicone foam dressing for the prevention of heel pressure ulcers in critically ill patients: border II Trial. Journal of Wound Care 2015;24(8):340-345. 

 

Benefits of using Mepilex Border Heel

  • Self-adherent – no secondary fixation needed, for a quicker and easier care
  • Shaped to fit heels – no need to cut or adapt for a quicker, cost efficient care
  • Minimises pain and trauma at dressing changes for optimised healing1,2
  • Minimises stress caused by pain of patient, to avoid delays in healing3
  • Minimises maceration, and effectively manages exudate for optimised wound healing environment4,5
  • Designed to promote patient comfort during wear, and is shower proof, for a better quality of life of patients
  • Can remain in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound
  • Can be adjusted without losing its adherent properties


Unique 5-layer absorbent foam structure
  • Highly breathable backing film – a waterproof secure barrier to virus and bacteria > 25nM
  • Superabsorbent layer – to absorb and retain fluids in the dressing
  • Nonwoven spreading layer – to spread fluids on a wide surface and maximise absorption performance
  • Foam layer – to initiate vertical absorption of exudate
  • Safetac layer – seals the wound edge to minimise risk of maceration, minimises pain to patients, and trauma to the wound and skin1,2,5
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