Fixation / Retention  - Mepitac® - Fixation tape

Mepitac® - Gentle fixation means less pain

With high conformability and easy application and removal – Mepitac® ensures an ideal fixation solution for patients with fragile and sensitive skin. The unique Safetac® adhesive makes sure that Mepitac can be changed without damaging the skin.1, 2

Minimizes pain and trauma during dressing changes1, 2

Ideal fixation for patients with fragile and sensitive skin

Conforms well to body contours

Suitable for patients requiring repeated application and removal of tape over the same area e.g. neonates and dialysis patients.

How Mepitac works

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Mepitac is highly conformable and is easy to both apply and remove. The Safetac layer ensures secure fixation and gentle removal from skin and bodily hair. If inspection or repositioning is necessary, Mepitac can be lifted and reapplied.

Mepitac is an ideal fixation solution for patients with fragile and sensitive skin. Mepitac is suitable for patients requiring repeated application and removal of tape over the same area, e.g. neonates and dialysis patients.

Areas of use

Mepitac is designed for fixation of medical devices such as drains, tubes, probes, electrodes and dressings. In addition, Mepitac offers gentle skin protection when used under devices, e.g. tubes.

Mepitac Tape with Safetac technology

Mepitac is highly conformable and easy to apply and remove. The Safetac layer assures secure fixation and gentle removal. If inspection or repositioning is necessary, Mepitac can be lifted and re-applied. Mepitac is an ideal fixation solution for patients with fragile and sensitive skin. Mepitac is suitable for patients requiring repeated application and removal of tape over the same area e.g. neonates and dialysis patients.

Benefits of Mepitac

  • Minimizes pain and trauma at dressing changes
  • Conforms well to body contours
  • Leaves no residues
  • Water proof
  • Well suited to be used under compression bandages
  • Breathable

Areas of use Mepitac is designed for fixation of medical devices such as drains, tubes, probes, electrodes, IV cannulae and dressings. In addition, Mepitac offers gentle skin protection when used under devices e.g. tubes.

Indications for Use:

  • Ideal fixation for patients with fragile or sensitive skin, allergies and skin conditions such as eczema dermatitis.
  • Suitable for repeated application and removal of tape over same area (i.e. neonates, wound, ostomy and dialysis applications).\
  • Appropriate for fixation of medical devices such as wound dressings, tubes, probes and drains.
  • Offers gentle skin protection when used underdevices such as nasal cannulae.

NOTE: The adhesion of Mepitac® may decrease when used in humid conditions such as incubators or for diaphoretic patients

Directions for Use:

  1. Ensure skin is clean and dry, and free from any topical preparations.
  2. Cut to the desired length and remove the protective release film.
  3. Apply Mepitac® without stretching. If inspection or repositioning is necessary, Mepitac® can be lifted and re- applied.

Mepitac Instructions

Contraindications:

  • The adhesion of Mepitac® may decrease when used in humid conditions such as incubators or on patients who have a fever or perspire a lot.
  • Mepitac® is not suitable for fixation of arterial catheters and arterial cannulae.
Product no Size cm Qty/box Qty/case
298300 2 x 300 1 12
298400 4 x 150 1 12

Mepitac® is supplied non-sterile

  1. Wound Union of Wound Healing Societies. Principles of best practice. Minimising pain at wound dressing related procedures. A consensus document. 2004. Published by Medical Educational Partnership London.

  2. Principles of best practice: Minimising pain at dressing-related procedures. A consensus document. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: ©WoundPedia Inc 2007.

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