Foam dressings – Mepilex® Border

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

Mepilex® Border is an all-in-one foam dressing proven to minimize patient pain and trauma to the wound and surrounding skin1,2. It has been designed to create an optimal healing environment for moderate to high exuding wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg and foot ulcers, traumatic wounds, and other secondary healing wounds.

Mepilex® Border effectively absorbs and retains exudate and maintains a moist wound environment3. The Safetac® layer seals the wound edges, preventing the exudate from leaking onto the surrounding skin which minimises the risk for maceration4. 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 is proven to help prevent pressure ulcers when used in addition with the standard pressure ulcers prevention protocols6.

Safetac® technology minimises pain and trauma at dressing changes

All-in-one dressing for chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers

Helps to prevent pressure ulcers

Offers a combination of excellent fluid handling capacity and retention for effective exudate management with less risk of maceration5

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When to use Mepilex Border?

Mepilex Border is an all-in-one foam dressing, designed for a wide range of exuding chronic and acute wounds as well as secondary healing wounds. The soft, conformable dressing maintains a moist wound environment, and effectively absorbs and retains exudates, which gives the wound an optimal environment to healing. A wide range of sizes makes Mepilex Border the solution for small to large wounds- even those located on challenging areas of the body.

Mepilex Border can also be used as part of a prophylactic regimen to help prevent skin damage such as pressure ulcers6.  Mepilex Border has been demonstrated to act on four extrinsic factors that can contribute to the development of pressure ulcers: to redistribute shear, redistribute pressure, reduce friction, and to maintain an optimal microclimate7,8,9. Mepilex Border can be repositioned after skin assessment.

Use Mepilex Border:

  • For optimal exudate management – excellent fluid handling capacity and excellent retention of fluids
  • For chronic wounds like pressure ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers
  • To prevent pressure ulcers development
  • To maintain a moist wound environment

Mepilex Border is an absorbent and self-adherent dressing with Safetac technology. It now handles more wound fluid for ultimate security and protection. It consists of the following 5 layers:

  • Safetac technology wound contact layer
  • Enhanced moisture control foam pad
  • Spreading Layer
  • Highly Absorbent retention layer
  • Backing Film with Increased Breathability

Safetac Technology

Safetac is a patented soft silicone adhesive technology. Dressings with Safetac technology are atraumatic both during wear and upon removal. These dressings minimize trauma to the wound and the surrounding skin, which minimizes pain to the patient.

How Mepilex Border works

Mepilex Border is an 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 the exudate to leak onto the surrounding skin, thus minimising 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.

Intended use

Mepilex Border is designed for a wide range of exuding wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg and foot ulcers and traumatic wounds e.g skin tears and surgical wounds. Mepilex Border can also be used on dry/necrotic wounds in combination with gels.

Frequency of change

Mepilex Border may be left in place for up to 7 days depending on the wound condition, or as indicated by accepted clinical practice.

Directions for Use:

  1. Gently cleanse the wound; dry surrounding skin. Choose a size that will allow the dressing to overlap the wound area by at least 2 cm. Remove the release film.
  2. Apply dressing with the adherent side to the wound. Do not stretch. When used on an extremity, position Mepilex® slightly below the center of the wound to avoid leakage caused by gravitation.
  3. Fixate Mepilex® with Mepitac® tape, Mefix® fabric tape,a compression bandage, or other secondary fixation product such as Tubifast®.

Mepilex Border Instructions

Precautions

In case of signs of clinical infection, consult a health care professional for adequate infection treatment. Do not use Mepilex Border together with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions or hydrogen peroxide. Mepilex Border should be stored in dry conditions below 35°C (95F) and be protected from direct sunlight.

Product no Size cm Pcs/box Pcs/case
295200 7.5 x 7.5 5 70
295300 10 x 10 5 50
295000 12.5 x 12.5 5 50
295400 15 x 15 5 50
295600 15 x 20 5 50
295800 10 x 20 5 25
295900 10 x 30 5 25

Mepilex Border is packaged sterile in single packs

  1. White R. A Multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK, 2008.
  2. Dykes PJ et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care, 2001.
  3. Feili F et al. Retention capacity. Poster presentation at the EWMA conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 2008.
  4. 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.
  5. Meaume S et al. A study to compare a new self adherent soft silicone dressing with a self adherent polymer dressing in stage II pressure ulcers. Ostomy Wound Management 2003.
  6. Santamaria, N et al A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of soft silicone multi-layered foam dressings in the prevention of sacral and heel pressure ulcers in trauma and critically ill patients: the border trial . Int Wound J 2013; doi: 10.1111/iwj.12101.
  7. Call, E., et al Wounds -2013, 25(4):94-103.
  8. Call, E.et al. In vitro comparison of the prophylactic properties of two leading commercially available wound dressings. Poster presentation at Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, 2012.
  9. Call, E, et al International Panel Studies Creation of Guidance on Dressing Use in Prevention of Pressure Ulcers. Poster presentation SAWC spring 2012.
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