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Mepilex

Foam dressings proven to support wound prevention and healing1-4

Soft, flexible and highly absorbent, Mepilex® foam dressings are synonymous with patient comfort. They have long been trusted to manage a range of acute and chronic exuding wounds, from surgical incisions to a variety of ulcers1. Mepilex® Border is a proven effective part of pressure ulcer prevention strategy2,3 while Mepilex Border Post-Op can help prevent post-operative blistering4. With the unique Safetac® interface helping to minimise skin damage and pain at dressing change1,5,6, the Mepilex range helps clinicians and patients set a course for an optimum outcome.

References

  1. Davies, P., Rippon, M. Evidence review: the clinical benefits of Safetac technology in wound care. Journal of Wound Care 2008; Supplement:3-31.
  2. Santamaria, N, Gerdtz, M, Liu, W., Rakis, S., Sage, S., Ng, A.W., Tudor, H., McCann, J., Vassiliou, T., Morrow, F., Smith, K., Knott, J., Liew, D. 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. 
  3. Santamaria N., Gerdtz M., Sage S., McCann J., Freeman A, Vassiliou T., De Vincentis S., Ng A.W., Manias ., Liu W., Knott J. 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.
  4. Zarghooni, K., Lohmann, C., Bredow, J., Deutloff, N., Oppermann, J., Kruger, A., Wenk, B., Siewe, J., Meyer, H. Effect of a modern dressing compared to standard dressings on outcome after primary hip and knee arthroplasty: a prospective, non-randomised controlled study. E-poster presentation at European Wound Management Association conference, London, United Kingdom.
  5. Upton, D., Solowiej, K.. The impact of atraumatic vs conventional dressings on pain and stress in patients with chronic wounds. Journal of Wound Care 2012 21(5):209-215. 
  6. White, R.. Evidence for atraumatic soft silicone wound dressing use. Wounds UK 2005 1(3):104-109.

Mepilex dressings

Mepilex BorderExudation Level: High

An all-in-one foam dressing proven to minimise patient pain and wound trauma...

Mepilex® Border Post-Op

Mepilex® Border Post-Op is an all-in-one post-op dressing that effectively...

Mepilex XTExudation Level: Medium

A soft, conformable foam dressing designed to treat a wide range of exuding...

Mepilex Border SacrumExudation Level: High

An all-in-one foam dressing proven to minimise patient pain and trauma...

Mepilex Border HeelExudation Level: High

Mepilex® Border Heel is an all-in-one foam dressing specifically designed...

MepilexExudation Level: Medium

A foam dressing suitable for a wide range of wounds like venous leg ulcers,...

Mepilex Border LiteExudation Level: Low

A thin all-in-one foam dressing with Safetac designed to create an optimal...

Mepilex LiteExudation Level: Low

A thin foam dressing for low-exuding acute and chronic wounds. With Safetac,...

Mepilex HeelExudation Level: Medium

Mepilex® Heel is a shaped, soft and conformable foam dressing for wounds...

Mepilex Border AgExudation Level: High

An all-in-one antimicrobial foam dressing designed for medium-to-high exuding...

Mepilex Border Sacrum AgExudation Level: High

An all-in-one antimicrobial foam dressing designed for medium-to-high exuding...

Mepilex® AgExudation Level: Medium

Mepilex Ag is a foam dressing for medium-exuding chronic or acute wounds...

Mepilex Border FlexExudation Level: High

Mepilex® Border Flex is an all-in-one foam dressing designed for challenging...

Mepilex TransferExudation Level: Medium

Allows the exudate to move vertically into a secondary absorbent pad to...

Mepilex Heel AgExudation Level: Medium

Mepilex Heel Ag conforms well to the heel, preventing exudate from pooling...

Situations

Burns
Burns

A burn is a type of injury to flesh or skin caused by heat, electricity,...

Exuding wounds
Exuding wounds

Almost every wound exudes to a certain extent. Exudate levels can be assessed...

Fragile skin
Fragile skin

Many older people have problems with fragile skin; however, people with...

Granulating/epithelialising wounds
Granulating/epithelialising wounds

Granulated wounds are red and the wound bed is fragile and need to be protected...

Infected/ colonized wounds
Infected/ colonized wounds

The clinical signs and symptoms of a wound infection are pain, erythema,...

Insertion sites
Insertion sites

Insertion sites refers to tubes and drains, or orthopaedic instruments...

Odourus wounds
Odourus wounds

There may be many reasons why a wound will have a bad odour. This may be...

Sloughy wounds
Sloughy wounds

Sloughy wounds consists of a dead yellow or black/yellow tissue and it...

Superficial wounds
Superficial wounds

A superficial wound is when the the epidermis (the top layer of skin) is...

Sutured wounds
Sutured wounds

Sutures, or stitches, are the most commonly used method to fix a cut or...