Wound contact layers – Mepitel® One

The one-sided Wound Contact Layer that effectively protects the wound and the skin

Mepitel One is a gentle, yet effective Wound Contact Layer with the unique Safetac® technology. The open perforated structure allows exudate to pass vertically into a secondary absorbent dressing and enables easy delivery of topical treatments. Handling is made easy due to its one sided adhesiveness. This allows it to stay where applied, which minimises the risk of maceration.

High transparency lets you instantly assess healing progress without removing the contact layer

Does not leave residues and maintains functional qualities over time

True undisturbed healing – can remain in place for up to 14 days1

Can cost-effectively be used in a wide variety of indications9-12

Safetac technology for minimal tissue trauma2-6 and patient stress7 and pain8.

When and how to use it



Mepitel One with Safetac technology protects the wound and the skin. It prevents an outer dressing from sticking to the wound, therefore minimises trauma and pain. Mepitel One is designed for a wide range of wounds such as skin tears, skin abrasions, surgical incisions, second degree burns, blistering, lacerations, partial and full thickness grafts, diabetic ulcers, venous and arterial ulcers. Use together with e.g. Mesorb® or for high exuding wounds with Mextra® Superabsorbent, and with Tubifast® fixation

14 days of undisturbed cost-effective healing
Mepitel One can be left in place for up to 14 days in order to not stress the wound or newly healed tissue. It will stay in place and not dry out which can cause trauma and pain. The wound can be inspected at any time thanks to Mepitel One´s transparency. Mepitel One promotes an optimal, undisturbed13-14 wound healing as well as a cost-effective treatment.

Saving you money15
Treatment cost in 13 countries was analysed across a range of indications. Findings showed that Mepitel dressings provide cost-savings in areas such as trauma, burns, grafts, skin tears and hand surgery, also in low-income markets.

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Product no Size cm Pcs/box Pcs/case
289100 5 x 7.5 10 70
289300 7.5 x 10 10 40
289500 10 x 18 10 70
289700 17 x 25 5 40
289750 27.5 x 50 2 14

Mepilex® One is packaged sterile in single packs


Mepitel One is a newly launched one sided version of Mepitel that utilizes the product benefits from Mepitel, but is easier to handle. As with the Mepitel, Mepitel One can be left in place for up to 14 days depending on the condition of the wound. This reduces the necessity for frequent primary dressing changes. The porous structure of Mepitel One allows exudate to pass into an outer absorbent dressing. The Safetac layer prevents the outer dressing from sticking to the wound and ensures atraumatic dressing changes. The Safetac layer seals around the wound edges, preventing the exudate to leak onto the surrounding skin, thus minimizes the risk of maceration.

Benefits of Mepitel One

  • Minimizes pain and trauma at dressing changes
  • Can remain in place for up to 14 days which in turn ensures undisturbed wound healing
  • Enables less frequent dressing changes
  • Minimizes the risk of maceration
  • Maintained product properties over time - leaves no residues and does not dry out
  • Full transparency for quick and easy wound inspection during application and during wear
  • Thin. Conforms well to body contours, promoting patient comfort during wear
  • Easy to use as Mepitel One won´t stick to gloves, scissors, second layer etc
  • Stronger Safetac adhesion for extra security

Areas of use

Mepitel One is designed for the management of a wide range of exuding wounds such as painful wounds, skin tears, skin abrasions, surgical incisions, partial thickness burns, traumatic wounds, blistering, lacerations, partial and full thickness grafts, radiated skin, leg and foot ulcers. It can also be used as a protective layer on non-exuding wounds and on areas with fragile skin.

Note: If Mepitel One is used on Epidermolysis Bullosa patients, employ extra surveillance at dressing changes. Adhesion level of Mepitel One is somewhat higher than Mepitel.

Directions for use:

  1. Gently clean the wound area; dry surrounding skin. Remove the release film.
  2. Apply Mepitel® One to the wound allowing it to overlap onto the surrounding skin by 2 cm.
  3. Apply a cover dressing such as Mesorb® over Mepitel® One and fixate in place.

Mepitel One Instructions


  • The wound should be inspected for signs of infection according to clinical practice. Consult a healthcare professional for the appropriate medical treatment.
  • Mepitel® One may be used on Epidermolysis Bullosa patients after consulting a qualified health care professional.
  • When used on partial thickness burns with high risk of rapid granulation or after facial resurfacing: avoid placing pressure upon the dressing, lift and reposition the dressing at least every second day.
  • When used on bleeding wounds or wounds with high viscosity exudate, Mepitel® One should be covered with a moist absorbent dressing pad.
  • When Mepitel® One is used for the fixation of skin grafts, the dressing should not be changed before the fifth day post application.
  • Do not reuse. 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.


When Mepitel® One is used in conjunction with Avance or other NPWT systems always document the numbers or cut pieces of Mepitel® One used in the patient’s record to ensure that no Mepitel® One is left in the wound when the dressing is changed.

  1. Barrett S; British Journal of Nursing, 2012; 21 (21): 1271-1277
  1.  Dykes P.J. et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care, 2001.
  2.  Waring P. et al. An evaluation of the skin stripping of wound dressing adhesives. Journal of Wound Care, 2011.
  3. White R. et al. Evidence for atraumatic soft silicone wound dressing use. Wounds UK, 2005.
  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. Upton D. et al. The Impact of Atraumatic Vs Conventional Dressings on Pain and Stress in Patients with Chronic Wounds. Submitted and approved for publication, Journal of Wound Care, 2012.
  7. White R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings.  Wounds UK, 2008.
  8. Burgmann P et al. Burns 1998; 24(7):609-12
  9. Dahlstrom KK. Scand J Plast Reconstr Hand Surg 1995:29(4): 325-7
  10. Gotschall C.S. Prospective, randomized study of the efficacy of Mepitel on children with partial-thickness scalds. Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation, 1998.
  11. Patton et al, An open, prospective randomized pilot investigation evaluating pain with the use of a soft silicone wound contact layer, Mepitel® One, vs. Bridal Veil and staples used on split thickness skin grafts as a primary dressing, Journal of Burns and Research,  (Nov) 2013
  12. Davis SC et al; IWJ doi: 10.1111.iwj.12144 (Epub ahead of print}, 2013 (porcine study; optimal healing)
  13. Rippon M et al; Journal of Wound Care, 2012; 21 (8): 359-368,  (Undisturbed healing)
  14. Mills G H, MERCS, Oral presentation, EWMA, 2011


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