Antimicrobial dressings – Mepilex® Border Sacrum Ag

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

Mepilex® Border Sacrum Ag is an all-in-one antimicrobial foam dressing designed for medium to high exuding pressure ulcers located in the area of the sacrum, or other wounds in the sacral area such as surgical excision of pilonidal cysts, 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 Sacrum Ag is a dressing with Safetac® technology, and is therefore proven to minimize pain and skin damage at dressing changes2,3. Mepilex Border Sacrum Ag provides an antimicrobial activity, as it contains a 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 wounds located on the sacral area

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When to use Mepilex Border Sacrum Ag?

Mepilex® Border Sacrum 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 but also 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 unnecessary suffering to patients causes stress and is hard to justify. Mepilex Border Sacrum Ag is a dressing with Safetac® technology, offering less pain for patients at dressing changes and when repositioning the dressing. Mepilex Border Sacrum 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 Sacrum Ag:

  • To support healing of pressure ulcers in the area of the sacrum with a designed-to-fit anatomical dressing
  • When an antimicrobial action is indicated to help reduce bio-burden in infected sacral wounds
  • When an antimicrobial action is indicated to act as an antimicrobial barrier in sacral wounds at high risk of infection or re-infection1
  • 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
Product no Size cm Pcs/box Pcs/case
382000 18 x 18 5 40
382400 23 x 23 5 25

Summary

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 Sacrum Ag works

Mepilex Border Sacrum 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 Sacrum Ag offers all the advantages of Mepilex Border in conjunction with optimal antimicrobial efficacy and odour control. Mepilex Border Sacrum 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 Sacrum 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 Sacrum 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.

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.
  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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