Mepilex Border Sacrum dressing is designed specifically for sacral wounds, which are typically hard to get a good fit to adhere. Mepilex Border Sacrum does not adhere to moist wound bed but adheres gently to dry tissue utilizing the unique Safetac technology.
Recommended areas of use: Sacral wounds caused from pressure, friction or shear.
Manufacturer's suggested wear time: Up to 7 days.
Always consult your physician before starting any wound care regimen.
How Mepilex Works
Mepilex minimizes both trauma to the wound and pain to the patient during dressing changes. The Safetac layer prevents Mepilex from sticking to the moist wound bed yet it adheres gently to the surrounding skin. The gentle adhesion frees both hands for easy application of secondary fixation. Mepilex absorbs effectively and ensures a low risk of maceration.
Benefits of Mepilex Border Sacrum
- Uniquely designed for sacral wounds
- Does not adhere to moist wound bed but adhere gently to dry tissue
- Atraumatic to the wound and surrounding skin on removal
- Maintains a moist wound environment
- Minimizes the risk of maceration
- Designed for ease of use and patient comfort
- Moisture and bacteria proof
Safetac technology is less painful because it:
1) tacks gently to dry surfaces, like skin, but not to moist surfaces, such as open wounds
2) molds to the skinís pores, covering more skin surface and spreading peel forces on removal to prevent skin stripping
3) seals the wound margins, ensuring exudate does not spread to the surrounding skin and minimizing maceration
Safetac technologyís soft silicone molds to the skinís uneven surface pores, while other adherents simply stick to the tops on the skinís surface.
This molding action is the secret to why Safetac technology is so effective at minimizing pain and preventing maceration.
BorderTransparent & more discreteLess friction against clothes and bed linensSecure fixation
Moisture and Bacteria Proof Film BackingProtects from outer contaminationHigh MVTR
Safetac Soft Silicone LayerAtraumatic to wound and surrounding skinMinimizes maceration riskLess trauma and pain for patient
Improved Fluid HandlingReduces risk for leakage and maceration
Be certain to contact your physician or wound care therapist prior to starting any new wound care regimen.
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Mepilex® Border Sacrum is available in two sizes. We carry the entire line of Mepilex products, such as Mepilex Transfer, Mepilex Border, and Mepilex AG with silver.
MetroMedicalOnline offers high quality Pacifica Exam Gloves to be worn while cleaning the wound and changing dressings. After consulting your physician, products such as Blairex Sterile Wound Wash Saline or Sea-Clens are good options for wound cleansing. Many of our customers have reported excellent results using Puracyn Skin and Wound Cleanser OTC (formerly Microcyn OTC). Puracyn OTC is an innovative new approach to wound care promoting faster healing time. It is a non-irritating, pH-balanced wound cleanser for minor cuts, burns, irritations, and superficial abrasions of the skin.
After the wound has closed, proven scar treatments such as Cica-Care, Mepiform, or Kelo-Cote will improve the appearance of scars and prevent abnormal or excessive scar formation. Always consult your physician or wound care specialist before starting any wound care treatment program.
We also carry supplies for compression wrapping such as Comprilan, Elastoplast, and Jobst Cover-Roll.