Mepilex Border Sacrum 5 Layer Dressing 22x25cm
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A dressing that consists of a foam with or without the Safetac technology. It can be a wound contact layer or an absorbent dressing. It can also have antimicrobial properties.
FOAM DRESSINGS – MEPILEX® BORDER SACRUM
All-in-one foam dressing for pressure injuries and other chronic and acute wounds of the sacral area
Mepilex® Border Sacrum is an all-in-one foam dressing proven to minimize patient pain and trauma to the wound and surrounding skin1. It has three main design features: to fit the anatomy of the sacral area; to prevent pressure ulcers, and to create an optimal healing environment for moderate to high exuding pressure injuries, or other wounds in the sacral area such as surgical excision of pilonidal cysts.
Mepilex® Border Sacrum effectively absorbs and retains exudate and maintains a moist wound environment. The Safetac® layer seals the wound edges, preventing the exudate from leaking onto the surrounding skin which minimises the risk for maceration. The Safetac layer ensures that the dressing can be changed without damaging the wound or surrounding skin or exposing the patient to additional pain.
Mepilex® Border Sacrum can add to your prevention programmes for hospital acquired pressure injuries by redistributing shear forces, reducing friction, redistributing pressure and balancing the microclimate during wear time. The retention, spreading and absorption layers help in maintaining an optimal moisture level and reducing the risk of breakdowns. These layers are critical in dissipating shear and redistributing pressure. Safetac®technology resides closest to the skin. For pressure injury prevention, its elasticity dissipates shear forces and allows for repositioning of the dressing after skin assessment.
Helps to prevent pressure injuries Made for the sacrum – soft and conformable Minimises pain and trauma at dressing changes A combination of excellent fluid handling capacity and retention for effective exudate management with less risk of maceration
When to use Mepilex Border Sacrum?
Use Mepilex Border Sacrum for medium to high exuding sacral wounds such as pressure injuries or surgical excision of pilonidal cysts. As Mepilex Border Sacrum maintains a moist wound environment which supports debridement, there might actually be an initial increase in the wound size. This is normal and to be expected.
A part of pressure injury prevention
Clinical trials proved that Mepilex® Border Sacrum prevents pressure ulcers. The dressing is applied prophylactically in emergency rooms, intensive care or before long surgical interventions. When compared with no dressing and competitors’ products, Mepilex® Border Sacrum has been demonstrated to impact four extrinsic factors that can contribute to developing pressure injuries; these being to redistribute shear, redistribute pressure, reduce friction, and to maintain an optimal microclimate. When adding this treatment to pressure ulcer prevention protocols and strategies,
pressure injuries can be prevented. However, the use of dressings as part of a prophylactic therapy does not preclude the need to continue to develop and follow a comprehensive pressure injury prevention protocol.
Safetac means less pain and less stress at dressing change
Safetac® technology drastically reduces pain and tissue damage during dressing changes. A Safetac dressing does not stick to the moist wound; it seals the edge of the ulcer preventing maceration, and does not strip skin, all while maintaining an optimal wound microclimate. This means less pain, less stressful dressing changes , and potentially a faster healing process.
Use Mepilex Border Sacrum:
- To prevent pressure injuries
- To treat medium to high exuding sacral wounds like pressure injuries
- For a combination of excellent fluid handling capacity and retention that provides effective exudate management with less risk of maceration
- To lower costs with quicker healing and less pain for patients
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