Foam dressings – Mepilex Border Sacrum

Mepilex Border Sacrum

Introducing the new Mepilex® Border Sacrum – specially designed to protect the sacral area, for pressure ulcer treatment and prevention now with enhanced user features. 

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Mepilex Border Sacrum designed to treat a wide range of exuding wounds such as sacral pressure ulcers. It may also be used on dry/necrotic wounds in combination with gels. 

Mepilex Border Sarcum is scientifically proven to help prevent pressure ulcers, helping to minimise the effect of extrinsic risk factors1,2. It is the only dressing backed by three randomised control trials3,4,5 and several peer-reviewed articles6

 Mepilex Border Sarcum now with enhanced user features: 

SAME unique and protective 5-layer design

Optimisation of dressing shape to ehance coverage of high risk areas7

Enhanced, thicker dressing borders allowing efficient handling7

Visual handling tabs provide the user information on dressing 'hold' position

Optimized gluteal seal for enhanced protection of high-risk sacral areas7

Clinical results

In one clinical trial involving 366 patients in intensive care, adding Mepilex Border Sacrum to standard prevention protocol led to an 88% reduction in the incidence of pressure ulcers3

For a patient population of 1,000+, using Mepilex Border vs. Allevyn® Life could potentially prevent 50 additional pressure ulcers giving potential cost savings of £258,9678

 

** Risk reduction for both products was calculated on analysis of all clinical evidence conducted in the ICU 

***Taken from NHS Supply Chain April 2017 pricing 

****Closest equivalent size

x  Mepilex Border – 92% of all US ICU studies on Mepilex Border demonstrate a risk reduction of over 80%8

xx  Allevyn Life – Only ONE published study is available that demonstrates a risk reduction of 30% using Allevyn Life as part of a prevention protocol (this is a maximal value as the study does not demonstrate the isolated effect of dressing)9.

Description (size cm)

Ref. No.
NHS SC
Code
PIP
Code
Pieces Per
Inner
16 x 20
282010
ELA1020
-
10
22  x 25
282410
ELA1021
-
10

     

Description (size cm)

Ref. No.
NPC Code
PIP
Code
Pieces Per
Inner
15 x 15
282500
-
366-7532
5
18 x 18
282000
-
327-3950
5
23 x 23
282400
-
327-1616
5
  1. Call, E., Pedersen, J., Bill, B., et al. Enhancing pressure ulcer prevention using wound dressings: what are the modes of action? International Wound Journal 2015;12:406-413.
  2. Call, E., Pedersen, J., Bill, B., Oberg, C., Ferguson-Pell, M. Microclimate impact of prophylactic dressings using in vitro body analog method. WOUNDS 2013;25(4):94-103
  3. Kalowes, P., Messina, V., Li, M. Five-layered soft silicone foam dressing to prevent pressure ulcers in the intensive care unit. American Journal of Critical Care 2016;25(6):e108-e119
  4. Santamaria, N., Gerdtz, M., Sage, S., et al. A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of soft silicone multi-layered foam dressings in the prevention of sacral and heel pressure ulcers in trauma and critically ill patients: the border trial. International Wound Journal 2015;12(3):302-308
  5. Davies, P. Role of multi-layer foam dressings with Safetac in the prevention of pressure ulcers: a review of the clinical and scientific data. Journal of Wound Care 2016;25(1):S1-S24
  6. Davies, P. Role of multi-layer foam dressings with Safetac in the prevention of pressure ulcers: a review of the clinical and scientific data. Journal of Wound Care 2016;25(1):S1-S24
  7.  Davies P. User evaluation of interface dressings for pressure ulcer prevention. Mölnlycke Health Care (GMCS-2017-058) 2017
  8. HE comparison report. Mölnlycke Health Care. Data on file 2017
  9. Swafford, K., Culpepper, R., Dunn, C. Use of a comprehensive program to reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in an intensive care unit. American Journal of Critical Care 2016;25(2):152-155.

 

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