Antimicrobial dressings – Mepilex® Border Ag

All-in-one foam dressing for acute and chronic wounds where antimicrobial action is indicated

Mepilex® Border Ag is an all-in-one antimicrobial foam dressing designed for medium to high exuding wounds such as pressure ulcers and partial thickness burns, and where an antimicrobial action is indicated. According to a recent international consensus, antimicrobial action is indicated to help reduce bio-burden in infected wounds and to act as an antimicrobial barrier in wounds at high risk of infection or re-infection1. Infected wounds are painful wounds that need the best of treatment. Mepilex Border Ag is a dressing with Safetac® technology and is therefore proven to minimize pain and skin damage at dressing changes2,3. Mepilex Border Ag provides an antimicrobial activity, as it contains silver compound.

Safetac technology minimizes pain at dressing changes2

Rapid and sustained antimicrobial activity4

Excellent retention and effective exudate management5

All-in-one foam dressing for pressure ulcers and other chronic and acute wounds

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When to use Mepilex Border Ag

Mepilex Border Ag is an all-in-one antimicrobial foam dressing, designed for a wide range of medium to high exuding wounds showing clinical signs infection or at high risk of infection, such as pressure ulcers, traumatic wounds and secondary healing wounds. The soft, conformable dressing maintains a moist wound environment, which provides the wound with an optimal healing environment. Safetac® technology seals the wound edges and thus minimizes the risk of maceration6.

As pain is one of the typical clinical signs of infection, most infected wounds are painful. Inflicting more unnecessary suffering to patients causes stress and is hard to justify. Mepilex Border Ag is a dressing with Safetac technology, offering less pain for patients at dressing changes and when repositioning the dressing. Mepilex Border Ag contains silver sulfate, and the antimicrobial activity of this silver technology helps to reduce bio-burden after 30 minutes, killing 99.9 per cent of a wide range of bacteria for 7 days4.

Use Mepilex Border Ag:

  • When an antimicrobial action is indicated to help reduce bio-burden in infected wounds
  • When an antimicrobial action is indicated to act as an antimicrobial barrier in wounds at high risk of infection or re-infection1, such as post-operative wounds
  • To obtain a rapid (after 30 minutes) and sustained (for 7 days) effective antimicrobial effect4,7
  • To combine antimicrobial action with a less painful and less stressful patient care management programme1, 8

Antimicrobial, absorbent all-in-one foam dressing with Safetac technology •Minimizes pain and trauma associated with dressing change

  • Provides rapid, broad spectrum antimicrobial efficacy and sustained silver activity
  • Advanced fluid handling for optimal exudate management

How Mepilex Border Ag works

Mepilex Border Ag is an antimicrobial all-in-one foam dressing that effectively absorbs and retains exudate and maintains a moist wound environment. The Safetac layer seals the wound edges, preventing leakage of exudate onto the surrounding skin, thus minimizing the risk for maceration. Safetac technology also minimizes trauma to the wound and pain to the patient. Mepilex Border Ag offers all the advantages of Mepilex Border in conjunction with optimal antimicrobial efficacy and odour control. Mepilex Border Ag inactivates wound related pathogens within 30 minutes of application and maintains release action for up to 7 days. Its antimicrobial properties are effective against a wide range of organisms including MRSA, VRE, and Pseudomonas.

Benefits of Mepilex Border Ag

  • No secondary fixation required
  • Can remain in place for up to 7 days depending on wound condition and exudate level
  • Maintains a moist wound environment
  • Low friction coefficient for secure fixation

Indications for use

Mepilex Border Ag is ideal for wounds with moderate to heavy exudate such as leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, malignant wounds, partial thickness burns, traumatic and surgical wounds.

Directions for Use:

  1. Gently cleanse the wound; dry surrounding skin. Choose a dressing size that will allow the adherent border to overlap the wound area by at least 2cm. Remove the release film.

  2. Lay absorbent foam pad over wound area. Gently smooth adherent border in place. Do not stretch. Mepilex® Border Ag can remain in place for up to 7 days depending on drainage and wound condition.

Mepilex Border Ag Instructions

Contraindications:

  • Do not use on patients with a known sensitivity to silver.
  • Do not use on patients undergoing the following: radiation therapy, X-ray, ultrasound, diathermy or Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
  • Do not use in conjunction with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions or hydrogen peroxide.

Precautions:

  • Mepilex® Border Ag should be used under the supervision of a qualified health care professional.
  • Clinicians / Healthcare Professionals should be aware that there are very limited data on prolonged and repeated use of silver containing dressings, particularly in children and neonates.
  • Mepilex® Border Ag may cause transient discoloration of the wound bed and surrounding skin.
  • In the event of clinical infection Mepilex® Border Ag does not replace the need for systemic therapy or other adequate infection treatment.
  • The interaction of Mepilex® Border Ag with other topical treatments has not been demonstrated.
  • Other than saline solution or water, the interaction of cleansing agents in combination with Mepilex® Border Ag has not been demonstrated.
  • Do not use in conjunction with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions or hydrogen peroxide.
  • Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements, e.g. electrocardiograms (ECG) and electroencephalograms (EEG).
  • For external use only.
  • If reused performance of the product may deteriorate, cross contamination may occur.
  • Sterile. Do not use if inner package is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not re-sterilize.
  • If the product is used after the expiry date product properties cannot be ensured.
Product no Size cm Pcs/box Pcs/case
395200 7.5 x 7.5 5 70
395300 10 x 10 5 50
395010 12.5 x 12.5 5 50
395400 15 x 15 5 50
395600 15 x 20 5 45
395800 10 x 20 5 35
395700 10 x 25 5 35
395900 10 x 30 5 25
  1. International consensus. Appropriate use of silver dressings in wounds. An expert working group consensus. London: Wounds International, 2012.
  2. White R. A Multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK, 2008.
  3. Dykes PJ et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care, 2001.
  4. External in vitro lab report: NAMSA 09C 29253 01/09C 29253 02.
  5. Feili F et al. Retention capacity. Poster presentation at the EWMA conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 2008.
  6. Wiberg A.B et al. Preventing maceration with a soft silicone dressing: in-vitro evaluations. Poster presented at the 3rd Congress of the WUWHS, Toronto, Canada, 2008.
  7. Hamberg K, Jakobsen C, Correlation of silver release and antimicrobial effect of silver-containing wound dressing in vitro, Poster presentation at EWMA Conference, Vienna, Austria, 2012.
  8. Upton D et al. The Impact of Atraumatic Vs Conventional Dressings on Pain and Stress in Patients with Chronic Wounds. Journal of Wound Care, 2012.
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