Reducing the Risks of Shear Forces — using Mepilex Border
Mepilex® Border is an absorbent self adhesive dressing that is now indicated for the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers - Mepilex Border through its unique 5 layer structure and patented soft silicone adhesive Safetac® technology has been demonstrated to add three way protection against the risk factors present in pressure ulcer formation and provide less pain during dressing change.
Safetac® technology allows you to lift and replace the dressing without adherent properties being lost. Therefore, you can check the skin condition on a regular basis to match many current pressure ulcer prevention protocols without having to change the dressing.
In-vitro test results demonstrate that Mepilex® Border can help decrease the effects of shear forces on tissue by up to 50% during wear time. Without Mepilex® Border, unprotected skin is exposed to the damaging effects of shear stress22.