Molnlycke Mepilex Border Sacrum Foam Dressing
Molnlycke Mepilex Border Sacrum Foam Dressing

Molnlycke Mepilex Border Sacrum Foam Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: MOLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE
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Mepilex Border Sacrum Foam Dressing by Molnlycke is an all-in-one foam dressing that is designed especially for pressure ulcers and other acute and chronic wounds of the sacral area. It effectively absorbs and retains exudate and helps in maintaining a moist wound environment. It also reduces patient pain and trauma to the wound and surrounding skin.

Mepilex Border Sacrum Dressing Highlights:

  • Prevents pressure ulcers
  • Fits the anatomy of the sacral area
  • Film backing with dynamic permeability
  • Enhanced moisture control foam pad
  • Creates an optimal healing environment
  • 3-part release system

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Mepilex Border Sacrum Foam Dressing Features

  • Soft silicone layer conforms to the uneven skin surface, creating a secure fixation over a large contact area
  • Self-adherent, no secondary fixation required
  • Thin and semi-transparent border of Molnlycke Mepilex Border dressing offers enhanced fixation and security
  • Multilayered foam pad enhances fluid uptake and optimal moisture balance
  • Does not stick to moist wound bed but only to dry tissue
  • Allows for atraumatic removal
  • Easily lifts and adjusts without losing the adherent properties
  • Maintains a moist wound environment
  • Lower risks of skin irritation and allergy
  • Minimizes the risk of maceration
  • Can stay in place for up to 7 days depending on the wound condition
  • Minimizes pain, trauma and skin stripping
  • Can be used under compression bandages
  • Lower friction coefficient for secure fixation
  • Soft and conformable

Working of Mepilex Border Dressing:

Mepilex Border Sacrum foam dressing comprises of five layers which work in the following manner:
  • Safetac layer – Located closest to the skin and helps in the prevention of horizontal leakage
  • Absorption layer – Provides quick and effective absorption
  • Spreading layer – Evenly distributes exudate into the retention layer
  • Retention layer – Prevents exudate from going back into the skin, reducing the risk of maceration
  • Backing film – Waterproof, bacteria proof and highly breathable to protect the wound from outer contamination

Absorption, Retention and Spreading layers maintain an optimal moisture level and minimize the risk of skin breakdowns. They help in dissipating shear and redistributing pressure. The elasticity of Safetac layer helps dissipate shear forces and provides easy repositioning of dressing after skin assessment in pressure ulcer prevention.

When to use Mepilex Sacrum Border?

  • For optimal exudate management with excellent fluid handling and retention capacity
  • For treatment of medium to highly exuding sacral wounds such as pressure ulcers or surgical excision of pilonidal cysts
  • As a primary dressing for shallow wounds or as a secondary dressing for deeper wounds
  • To influence four extrinsic factors that can add to the development of pressure ulcers; these being to redistribute pressure, reduce friction, redistribute shear and to maintain an optimal microclimate
  • As part of a prophylactic therapy regimen, to help in the prevention of skin damage, like pressure ulcers

Mepilex Border Safetac Technology

Mepilex Border Safetac Technology

Safetac is a soft silicone adhesive technology patented by Molnlycke Health Care. It assists in optimizing the wound healing journey. The use of Mepilex Border with Safetac technology reduces tissue damage and patient pain during dressing changes. It does not adhere to the moist wound bed, seals the edges of the wound, prevents the exudate leakage onto the surrounding skin, reduces the risk for maceration and does not strip off skin while maintaining a microclimate optimal for wound healing. All this results in less stressful dressing changes, less pain and potentially a faster healing process.


How to use Mepilex Border Sacrum Dressing?

How to use Mepilex Border Sacrum Dressing?

  • First position the patient lying in a side position and prepare the skin of the patient by cleansing with a pH balanced soap, chlorhexidine baby wipe or warm water.
  • Removal of any previously applied barrier ointment is essential.
  • Further care should be taken not to use dimethicone barrier wipes in the area where the dressing will be applied as this will decrease adherence to the skin.
  • Once the surface is clean and dry, remove only the center release film of the Mepilex Border Sacrum Foam Dressing and fold the dressing in half.
  • Next, apply the central aspect of the adhesive side of the dressing so that it begins at the proximal margin of the sacrum and terminates within the gluteal fold.
  • Taking time to smooth the central aspect of the dressing to the skin first and holding in place for 10 to 15 seconds will ensure that a good seal is achieved between the dressing and the skin.
  • Finally, remove the remaining release film from each side of the dressing and smooth the dressing evenly onto the bilateral buttocks one side at a time.
  • The Safetac technology of this dressing allows it to be peeled back without traumatizing the skin for proper skin assessment.
  • To minimize rolling of the product edges, keep the dressing taut and employ a top-to-bottom pole or a diagonal down approach.
  • Finally, hold the dressing taut as you smooth it back onto the skin.
  • A good rule of thumb is to contemplate a policy that advocates for the dressing to be changed every three days to ensure visualization of skin under the dressing.
  • Providing changes every three days also decreases the potential for rolling of the dressing edges with the frequent peel-back technique.
  • Additionally, some clinicians report success painting the dressing borders with skin prep after it is applied to the skin to seal the edges against soiling from urine or stool.

Precautions:

  • In case of signs of clinical infection, consult a healthcare professional for adequate infection treatment.
  • Do not use Mepilex Border bandages together with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions or hydrogen peroxide.
  • The dressing should be stored in dry conditions below 35°C (95F) and be protected from direct sunlight.
  • Do not use if inner package is damaged.
  • Sterility is guaranteed if inner package is intact. Do not resterilize.

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Can I use Mepilex Border Sacrum under compression bandage?
Peter - 2/21/2017 4:19:52 AM
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Due to the absorption and retention properties, Mepilex Border Sacrum is suitable for use under compression bandaging.
Customer Care - 2/22/2017 6:49:27 AM
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Will there be an increase in wound size at first?
Betty - 2/21/2017 4:19:23 AM
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As Mepilex Border Sacrum maintains a moist wound environment, which supports debridement, there might be an initial increase in the wound size. This is normal and to be expected.
Customer Care - 2/22/2017 6:49:05 AM
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Can it be used in combination with gels?
Mac - 2/21/2017 4:18:44 AM
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Mepilex Border Sacrum can be used on dry or necrotic wounds in combination with gels.
Customer Care - 2/22/2017 6:48:43 AM
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What is the frequency of change?
Lexi - 2/21/2017 4:18:07 AM
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Mepilex Border Sacrum may be left in place for up to 7 days depending on the condition of the wound and the surrounding skin, or as indicated by accepted clinical practice. Mepilex Border should be changed when exudate is present at the pad edges.
Note: A change in dressing regimen can result in an initial increased level of exudate which temporarily may require an increased change frequency.
Customer Care - 2/22/2017 6:48:17 AM
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