Note From MetroMedicalOnline's Customer Service Department:
It is important to always contact your physician and or wound specialist before starting any wound care therapy.
Additional Product Features as provided by the manufacturer:
Benefits of Mepilex
- Minimizes pain and trauma at dressing changes
- Stays in place allowing for "hands-free" to facilitate application of compression or retention bandages
- Well suited to be used under compression bandages
- Can be cut to suit various wound shapes and difficult-to-dress locations
- Promotes patient comfort during wear
- 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 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.HOW TO USE
Mepilex is an absorbent soft silicone dressing. It consists of:
- a soft silicone wound contact layer (Safetac).
- a flexible absorbent pad of polyurethane foam.
- an outer film which is vapour permeable and waterproof.
Safetac is a patented soft silicone adhesive technology. On the wound, Safetac assures non-sticking and minimal trauma on removal even in critical situations when the exudate starts to dry out. On the skin, a dressing with Safetac has gentle but secure adhesion with no epidermal stripping or pain on removal.
Mode of Action
Mepilex absorbs exudate, maintains a moist wound-healing environment and minimises the risk for maceration. As Mepilex maintains a moist wound environment, supporting debridement, there might be an initial increase in the wound size. This is normal and to be expected. In case studies, dressings with Safetac Technology have demonstrated to normalise dry and scaly surrounding skin. Due to the absorption properties Mepilex is suitable for use under compression bandaging.
Mepilex gently expands as it takes up exudate. Mepilex can be used in combination with gels.
Mepilex 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.
Instructions for Use
1.Cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures.
2.Dry the surrounding skin thoroughly.
3.Remove the release films and apply the adherent side to the wound. Do not stretch.
4.For best results, Mepilex should overlap dry surrounding skin by at least 2 cm. If required, Mepilex can be cut.
5.When necessary, fixate Mepilex with a bandage or other fixation.
Frequency of Change
Mepilex may be left in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound and surrounding skin, or as indicated by accepted clinical practice. A change in dressing regimen can result in an initial increased level of exudate which temporarily may require an increased change frequency.
In case of clinical signs of infection the use of Mepilex may be continued if proper infection treatment is initiated. Mepilex should be stored in dry conditions below 35C (95F). Sterility is guaranteed unless inner package is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not re-sterilize.
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While we cannot administer medical advice, our Customer Service Team members are available to assist you with the ordering of Mepilex or other medical supplies. Our toll-free number is 1-866-774-9513 Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CST (7:00 am to 3:00 pm PST / 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST). If you prefer to correspond by email, our address is CustomerService@MetroMedicalOnline.com.
Mepilex™ is also available in additional sizes: 4x8, 6x6, and 8x8. We carry the Mepilex AG dressings which contain silver.
Many of our customers have reported excellent results using Puracyn OTC (formerly named 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.