|::||Product Name:||Mepilex Heel Foam Dressings|
|::||Size:||5" x 8"||::||Packaging:||Five individually wrapped dressings in a box|
Manufacturer: Molnlycke Healthcare
Product Numbers: 288100
Mepilex Heel minimizes trauma to the wound and pain to the patient at dressing changes. The Safetac technology prevents Mepilex Heel from sticking to the wound bed yet adheres gently to the surrounding skin allowing easy application of secondary fixation. Mepilex Heel absorbs effectively and ensures a low risk of maceration. Mepilex Heel conforms well to the heel preventing exudate from pooling and causing maceration. Mepilex Heel is ideal for most shapes or sizes of feet.
Areas of use
- Excuding wounds on the heel or malleolus:
- Pressure ulcers
- Diabetic foot ulcers
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 ound. 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 signs of clinical infection, consult a health care professional for adequate infection treatment. Do not use Mepilex together with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions or hydrogen peroxide.
Mepilex should be stored in dry conditions below 35°C (95F) and be protected from direct sunlight. Do not use if inner package is damaged. Sterility is guaranteed if inner package is intact. Do not resterilise.
Gentle, skin friendly adhesive
Available in Regular, Light, Border,
Sacrum, Heel & Heel 3D
available in 10M and 1M boxes
Available in Natural and Beige
100% Latex Free
100% Latex Free