Wound care dressing how-tos

Mepitel® Film - Radiotherapy breast application.

By : Mölnlycke Health Care, October 31 2017Posted in: Wound care dressing how-tos

Mepitel Film

The solution for minimizing radiotherapy skin reactions

Application - Breast radiotherapy

  • Place patient in the treatment position
  • Remove backing from film
  • Place film on skin – walk the film over the patient with your fingers and cover every little crinkle and crevasse
  • Remove edging
  • Areas of concern are those with folds and any sun damage
  • Prepare film to cover all areas – tuck into folds to prevent film moving when patient is in motion
  • Do not overlap any film – join at the edge (abut) only – trim film as necessary before peeling
  • Do not change the shape of the patient at all with tightness of film
  • Film will stretch but do not allow it to – apply like a second skin
  • For covering the axilla, anchor well up the arm to avoid rolling of the film with patient movement – or place diagonally (as shown)
  • Use pen to mark template for cutting accurately
  • Use pen to mark edges of film, if necessary
  • For the supraclavia area – start at the natural fold of the neck – cut to required shape – place free edge down first
  • For post axilla, have patient sit up
 

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