Mepitel® Film - Film dressing

Mepitel® Film - gentle, transparent breathable film dressing for skin protection

Mepitel Film is designed for a wide range of superficial wounds. It can be used alone or in connection with other products. Through the unique Safetac adhesive Mepitel Film minimizes pain and trauma before, at and after dressing changes.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


Limits the risk for damage of newly formed tissue

Seals the wound margins and reduces risk of maceration3, 4

Transparent for easy inspection。 Application system is designed for ease-of-use.

Conforms well to body contours

How Mepitel Film works

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Mepitel Film provides a flexible, transparent covering to protect the skin or wound from microbial contamination, fluid strike through and from other external contamination while conforming to surface irregularities and body contours.

Mepitel® Film maintains a moist environment even though the vapour permeability allows excess moisture pass away from the skin. Mepitel Film® provides instant tack adhesion that minimizes the requirement of extra pressure to fixate well.


Mepitel Film can not be used as primary fixation for IV, cannulae, ports or other infusion and or life sustaining devices.

 

Areas of use

Mepitel Film is designed for a wide range of superficial wounds such as pressure ulcers category 1 and 2, superficial skin injuries  and superficial burns. Mepitel Film protects fragile and sensitive skin. Mepitel Film can also be used as a protective cover for open surgical wound e.g abdomen, fixate primary dressing as a secondary dressing and be used in combination with gels and ointments. Fixation tapes and devices can be fixated on top of the Mepitel Film product, the Mepitel Film is than used as a protective Landing Zone for the fixation tape.

SKIN PROTECTIVE FILM DRESSING WITH SAFETAC® TECHNOLOGY

Mepitel Film is a gentle, transparent breathable film dressing for skin protection.

Benefits of Mepitel® Film

  • Minimizes pain and trauma at dressing changes
  • Limits the risk of damaging newly formed tissue
  • Transparent for easy inspection
  • Conforms well to body contours, promoting patient comfort during wear
  • Bacteria and viral barrier where microbes larger than 25nm
  • Low potential for skin irritation and allergy
  • Leaves no residue
  • Fluid impermeable
  • Shower proof

Areas of use

Mepitel® Film is designed for a wide range of superficial wounds such as pressure ulcers category 1 and 2, superficial skin injuries and superficial burns. Mepitel® Film protects fragile and sensitive skin. Mepitel® Film can be used as a protective cover for open surgical wounds, and in combination with gels and ointments. Mepitel® Film can also be used as a protective Landing Zone for fixation tapes and devices.

Directions for use:

  1. Gently clean the wound area; dry surrounding skin. Remove the protection foil (printed Safetac®) to expose the adhesive.
  2. Position the dressing. Mepitel® Film can be repositioned as long as the paper frame is intact. Remove the white paper frame. Do not stretch the dressing when applying. For best result, Mepitel® Film must overlap the dry surrounding skin by 1-2 cm for the sizes up to 10 x 12 cm. For the larger sizes, dressing must overlap by 5 cm to fixate securely.
  3. Firmly smooth the dressing onto the skin. Mepitel® Film can be removed without causing skin stripping and pain.

Mepitel Film Instructions

Contrindication:

  • Mepitel® Film cannot be used as primary fixation for IV, cannulae, ports or other infusion and or life sustaining devices.

Precautions:

  • Mepitel® Film is not a wound contact layer product and does not allow wound exudate to pass through the dressing to a secondary layer.
  • If more than one product is used and they are overlapped, the vapour permeability goes down, this can lead to that excess moisture can not pass away from the skin.
  • In case of signs of clinical infection, consult a health care professional for adequate infection treatment.
  • 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.
Product no Size cm Pcs/box Pcs/case
296100 6 x7 10 50
296200 10 x 12 10 70
296400 10 x 25 10 50
296600 15 x 20 10 70

Mepitel® Film is packaged sterile in single packs

1. White R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK 2008.
2. White R. Evidence for atraumatic soft silicone wound dressing use. Wounds UK 2005.
3. Meaume S et al. A study to compare a new self adherent soft silicone dressing with a self adherent polymer Ostomy Wound Management 2003.
4. Wiberg AB et al. Preventing maceration with a soft silicone dressing: in-vitro evaluations. Poster publication.WUWHS congress, Canada 2008.
5. Dykes PJ et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care 2001.
6. Waring M. et al. An evaluation of the skin stripping of wound dressing adhesives. Journal of Wound Care, 2011.
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