Molnlycke Mepilex Absorbent Foam Dressing
Molnlycke Mepilex Absorbent Foam Dressing

Molnlycke Mepilex Absorbent Foam Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: MOLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE
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Mepilex Soft Silicone Absorbent Foam Dressing is designed for the treatment of low to moderately draining or exudating wounds and chronic ulcers. Safetac layer prevents the dressing from sticking to the wound bed and reduces pain during removal, thus preventing skin tear or maceration.

Mepilex Foam Dressing Highlights:

  • Soft and conformable
  • Provides effective exudate management
  • Minimizes the risk of maceration
  • Minimizes pain at dressing changes
  • Cut to fit, ideal for difficult to dress areas

Item #DescPkgPrice 
294199 4" x 4" Each $7.85 $5.29
294199 4" x 4" 5/Pack $36.85 $25.49
294199 4" x 4" 5/Pack, 14Pk/Case $490.65 $349.99
294090 4" x 5" Each $10.50 $8.99
294090 4" x 5" 5/Pack $62.66 $39.99
294299 4" x 8" Each $19.99 $12.23
294299 4" x 8" 5/Pack $75.85 $51.89
294299 4" x 8" 5/Pack, 9Pk/Case $600.60 $458.88
294399 6" x 6" Each $19.99 $12.54
294399 6" x 6" 5/Pack $90.65 $55.95
294399 6" x 6" 5/Pack, 5Pk/Case $415.60 $279.75
294499 8" x 8" Each $29.99 $20.39
294499 8" x 8" 5/Pack $159.99 $87.71
294499 8" x 8" 5/Pack, 4Pk/Case $567.99 $339.99
294500 8" X 20" 2/Pack $136.99 $99.50

Molnlycke Mepilex Design Attributes

Safetac Technology Layer:
  • Minimizes pain and trauma at dressing changes
  • Seals wound edges
  • Does not stick to the moist wound bed, but only to dry skin
  Molnlycke Mepilex Soft Silicone Absorbent Foam Dressing
Polyurethane Foam Pad:
  • Conformable
  • Absorbs exudate
  • Can be used under compression
Polyurethane Backing Film:
  • Breathable
  • Moisture proof
  • Bacteria and viral proof

What is Mepilex Dressing?

Important Features:

  • Mepilex Foam Dressing consists of a flexible absorbent pad of polyurethane foam, a soft silicone wound-contact layer and a vapor permeable and moisture proof outer film
  • Less pain and trauma during dressing change results in reduced stress and better healing
  • Combination of increased breathability and excellent absorption handles up to 3 times more wound fluid
  • Mepilex Safetac technology layer reduces the risk of macerating the newly formed tissue
  • Gently adheres to intact skin, but not to the moist wound surfaces
  • Compatible with secondary and compression bandages
  • Available in a wide range of sizes that cover small to large wound areas
  • Mepilex wound dressing can stay up to 7 days

Benefits of Mepilex Soft Silicone Foam Dressing:

  • Remains in place to allow easy application of retention and compression bandages
  • Can be cut to fit various wound shapes and difficult-to-dress areas
  • Provides less painful and less stressful care for patients
  • Promotes patient comfort during wear
  • Low potential for skin irritation and allergy
  • May be adjusted without losing its adherent properties
  • May remain in place for several days depending on the wound condition

How does Mepilex Dressing work?

Mepilex Safetac Dressing is a highly conformable and soft foam dressing designed to absorb exudate and maintain a moist wound environment. The Safetac layer prevents the exudate from leaking onto the surrounding skin by sealing the wound edges, thus minimizing the risk of maceration. It allows for trauma-free dressing change without damaging the wound or surrounding skin or putting the patient to additional pain.

When to use Mepilex Foam Dressing?

Molnlycke Mepilex Dressing handles fluid effectively with its absorbent foam and backing film. It is ideal for a wide range of low to medium exuding wounds. Whether it is chronic or acute wounds, like diabetic wounds or post-op wounds, it decreases pain at dressing change.
  • Moderately exuding wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Leg and foot ulcers
  • Graft and donor sites
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Under compression

How To Use Mepilex Foam Dressing?

  • Clean the wound area.
  • Cut for customization, if desired.
  • Remove the larger release film.
  • Position Mepilex Soft Silicone Absorbent Foam Dressing in such a way that the dressing overlaps the wound bed by at least 2 cm onto the surrounding skin.
  • Apply the adherent side to the wound.
  • Then remove the shorter release film and put the dressing in place.
  • Do not stretch.
  • Hold Mepilex Foam Dressing securely in place with a light bandage or other dressing retention method (e.g., Tubigrip, Tubifast, etc.).

Precautions:

  • Do not use oxidizing agents like hydrogen peroxide or hypochlorite solutions with Mepilex Soft Silicone Foam Dressing.
  • In case of signs of clinical infection, consult a healthcare professional.
  • The dressing should be stored in dry conditions below 35°C (95°F) 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.

Customer Reviews

Questions & Answers


 
 
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What happens if it is stored above 35°C?
Lori - 10/6/2014 12:32:14 AM
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Nothing more than that it becomes slightly yellow after a while. This is though harmless.
Customer Care - 10/7/2014 12:11:22 AM
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How does Mepilex perform under compression bandages?
Michael - 10/2/2014 7:53:21 AM
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It can be used in combination with compression bandages though absorption capacity decreases when a 40 mm Hg pressure is applied.
Customer Care - 10/3/2014 12:12:34 AM
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Are there any precautions I need to take?
Bruce - 9/29/2014 7:45:07 AM
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  • In case of clinical signs of infection the use of Mepilex may be continued if proper infection treatment is initiated.
  • It should be stored in dry conditions below 35°C (95F).
  • Sterility is guaranteed unless inner package is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not re-sterilise.
Customer Care - 10/1/2014 12:22:17 AM
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What is the frequency of change?
Kevin - 9/19/2014 7:58:34 AM
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Mepilex may be left in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound and surrounding skin, or as indicated by accepted clinical practice.
Customer Care - 9/20/2014 12:14:20 AM
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How do I use it?
Julia - 9/13/2014 7:48:20 AM
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  • Cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures.
  • Dry the surrounding skin thoroughly.
  • Remove the release films and apply the adherent side to the wound. Do not stretch.
  • For best results, Mepilex should overlap dry surrounding skin by at least 2 cm. If required, it can be cut.
  • When necessary, fixate it with a bandage or other fixation.
Customer Care - 9/15/2014 12:25:04 AM
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What is Safetac?
Jamie - 9/5/2014 7:31:28 AM
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Safetac is a patented soft silicone adhesive technology.

On the wound, Safetac assures non-sticking and minimal trauma on removal even in critical situations when the exudate starts to dry out.

On the skin, a dressing with Safetac has gentle but secure adhesion with no epidermal stripping or pain on removal.
Customer Care - 9/6/2014 12:07:05 AM
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What are the areas of use?
William - 8/13/2014 12:13:17 AM
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Mepilex is designed for a wide range of exuding wounds such as leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and traumatic wounds, e.g. skin tears and secondary healing wounds.
Customer Care - 8/13/2014 11:54:33 PM
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What are the benefits of using this dressing?
Linda - 8/7/2014 12:30:23 AM
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  • Minimises pain and trauma at dressing changes
  • Stays in place allowing for “hands-free” to facilitate application of compression or retention bandages
  • Well suited to be used under compression bandages
  • Can be cut to suit various wound shapes and difficult-todress locations
  • Promotes patient comfort during wear
  • Can remain in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound
  • Can be lifted and adjusted without losing its adherent properties
  • Low potential for skin irritation and allergy
Customer Care - 8/7/2014 11:53:01 PM
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How does it work?
Sara - 7/21/2014 8:45:41 AM
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  • Mepilex is a soft and highly conformable foam dressing that absorbs exudate and maintains a moist wound environment.
  • The Safetac layer seals the wound edges, preventing the exudate to leak onto the surrounding skin, thus minimising the risk for maceration.
  • Mepilex gently expands as it takes up exudate. It can be used in combination with gels.
  • Due to the absorption properties it is suitable for use under compression bandaging.
  • The Safetac layer ensures that the dressing can be changed without damaging the wound or surrounding skin or exposing the patient to additional pain.
Customer Care - 7/22/2014 7:24:50 AM
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