Foam dressings – Mepilex® Lite

Thin foam dressing for low exuding acute and chronic wounds

Mepilex® Lite is a thin foam dressing for low exuding acute and chronic wounds. Through Safetac® technology, Mepilex Lite minimizes pain and wound or skin damage at dressing change1,2,3. Mepilex Lite is very soft and conformable4,5.

Mepilex Lite is clinically proven to significantly reduce the severity the skin reactions from radiotherapy treatment6.

Minimizes pain at dressing changes1,2,3

Minimizes the risk of maceration7,8,9

Can easily be cut to size

Very soft and conformable4,5

When to use it – treat low exuding chronic and acute wounds

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With Safetac®, Mepilex® Lite can be removed with less or minimized risk of trauma to the wound or surrounding skin. Mepilex Lite is the ideal choice for all low-exuding wounds. For example low exuding chronic wounds like diabetic wounds or leg ulcers. Mepilex Lite is the only dressing that is clinically proven to treat or even prevent radiotherapy induced skin reactions.
 
Mepilex Lite can easily be cut to fit an individual wound and is highly conformable. This makes it ideal for difficult-to-dress areas like armpits or under the breast. Mepilex Lite is a multipurpose dressing giving the patient less risk of trauma to the wound and less painful dressing changes. Use together with our Tubifast fixation. For medium exuding wounds, see Mepilex.

Use Mepilex Lite:

  • For low exuding wounds
  • Wide range of acute and chronic wounds like foot ulcer, pressure ulcer, partial thickness burn, radiation skin reaction and Epidermolysis Bullossa 
  • Less painful and less stressful care for your patients10

THIN, ABSORBENT FOAM DRESSING WITH SAFETAC TECHNOLOGY

Mepilex Lite is a thin and highly conformable foam dressing that absorbs exudate and maintains a moist wound environment. The Safetac layer seals around the wound edges, preventing the exudate from leaking onto the surrounding skin, thus minimizing the risk for maceration. The Safetac layer ensures atraumatic dressing changes. Mepilex Lite can be cut to suit various wound shapes and locations. Benefits of Mepilex Lite

  • Minimizes pain and trauma at dressing changes
  • Stays in place allowing for "hands-free" to facilitate application of compression or retention bandages
  • Promotes patient comfort; thin and very comfortable to wear
  • Can be left in place during radiotherapy using commonly applied energy ranges and absorbed doses
  • Well suited to be used under compression bandages
  • Can be cut to suit various wound shapes and difficult-to-dress locations
  • Can remain in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound
  • Can be lifted and adjusted without losing its adherent properties
  • Low potential for skin irritation and allergy

Areas of use Mepilex Lite is designed for a wide range of exuding wounds such as leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and traumatic wounds, e.g. skin tears and secondary healing wounds.

Indications for Use:

  • Foot ulcers
  • Radiation skin reactions
  • Leg ulcers
  • Partial Thickness burns
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • Pressure ulcers

Mepilex® Lite is intended for wounds with minimal to low exudate. Mepilex® Lite can also be used for protection of compromised or fragile skin. Appropriate for use under compression and in conjunction with hydrogels.

Directions for Use:

  1. Gently cleanse the wound; dry surrounding skin. (Mepilex® Lite will not adhere to a moist surface.)
  2. Choose a dressing size that will allow the Mepilex® Lite dressing to overlap the wound area by 1 to 2 cm. Mepilex® Lite can be cut to size if required.
  3. Remove one side of the release film and apply Mepilex® Lite to side of wound. Do not stretch. Remove remaining release film and gently smooth in place.
  4. Border with Mepitac® tape to fixate in place or cover with a non-adhesive fixation product such as Tubifast® 2-Way Stretch or Tubigrip.

Mepilex Lite Instructions

Precautions:

Product no Size cm Pcs/box Pcs/case
284000 6 x 8.5 5 70
284100 10 x 10 5 50
284300 15 x 15 5 50
284500 20 x 50 4 24

Mepilex® Lite is packaged sterile in single packs

  1. White R. A Multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK, 2008.
  2. O’Donovan D.A. et al. The role of Mepitel silicone net dressings in the management of fingertip injuries in children. Journal of Hand Surgery, 1999.
  3. Dykes PJ et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care, 2001.
  4. Data on file : PD-131052, PD-005010, PD-030039, PD-068363, PD-133408, PD-275474
  5. Young MJ, Robbie J Management of the diabetic foot: A guide to the assessment and management of diabetic foot ulcers, The Diabetic Foot, 2002 5(3): Supplement S1-S7
  6. Diggelmann KV et al. Mepilex Lite dressings for the management of radiation-induced erythema: a systematic in-patient controlled clinical trial. The British Journal of Radiology, 2010.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Feili F et al. Retention capacity. Poster presentation at the EWMA conference, Lisbon, Portugal 2008.
  10. 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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