Mepitel® Soft Silicone Wound Contact Layer
Mepitel® Soft Silicone Wound Contact Layer allows exudate to pass into outer absorbent dressing. Prevents dressing from sticking to the wound and reduces pain during dressing changes. Features Safetac® technology.
• Enables less frequent dressing changes, can remain in place for up to 14 days
• Maintains product properties over time, leaves no residues and does not dry out
• Transparent for easy wound inspection during application and during wear
• Conforms well to body contours, promoting patient comfort during wear
• Topical preparations can be applied as required, leaving the dressing in place
• Seals around the wound margins to reduce the risk of maceration
• Low potential for skin irritation and allergy
• Minimizes pain and trauma at dressing changes
• Stays in place
Indicated for use on a wide range of wounds such as skin tears, skin abrasions, surgical incisions, second-degree burns, blistering, lacerations, partial- and full-thickness grafts, diabetic ulcers, venous and arterial ulcers.
If the condition of the wound deteriorates unexpectedly, consult a health care professional for the appropriate medical treatment. When Mepitel® is used on burns treated with meshed grafts or after facial resurfacing, imprints can occur if the product is not used properly. Sterility is guaranteed unless inner package is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not re-sterilize.
The wound should be inspected for signs of infection according to clinical practice.
Consult a health care professional for the appropriate medical treatment.
When used on burns treated with meshed grafts, avoid placing unnecessary pressure upon the dressing.
When used after facial resurfacing, avoid placing pressure upon the dressing. Lift and reposition the dressing at least every second day.
When used on bleeding wounds or wounds with high viscosity exudate, Mepitel® should be covered with a moist absorbent dressing pad.
When used for the fixation of skin grafts and protection of blisters, the dressing should not be changed before the fifth day post application.
|Antimicrobial format available|
|Color change w/ moisture activation|
|Compatible w/ topicals||●|
|Conforms readily to wound||●|
|Intact when saturated||●|
|Moisture vapor permeable||●|
|Secondary dressing required||●|
|Usable on infected wounds||●|
|Variety of sizes||●|
Partial- and Full-Thickness Grafts
Clean the wound carefully, if needed, and dry the surrounding skin. Choose a size of Mepitel® that covers the wound and the surrounding skin by at least 2cm. Mepitel® can be cut to size, if needed, before removing the protective films. If more than one piece of Mepitel® is required, overlap the dressings, making sure that the pores are not blocked. While holding the larger protective film, remove the smaller one. Moisten gloves to avoid adherence to Mepitel®.
Apply Mepitel® over the wound. Smooth Mepitel® in place onto the surrounding skin, ensuring a good seal. Remove the remaining protective film. Where clinically indicated, treatments such as topical steroids, topical antimicrobials or hydrogels can be applied over the top of or under Mepitel®. Apply a secondary absorbent dressing pad (e.g. Mesorb) on top of Mepitel®. In contoured or jointed areas (e.g. under arm, under breast, inner elbow, groin, deep wounds), ensure sufficient padding is applied to keep the Mepitel® held flat against the surface of the wound. Fix in place with a suitable fixation device. Mepitel® can be used under compression bandages.
As a general rule, Mepitel® can be left in place for several days (up to 14 days) depending on the wound condition. Mepitel® should be observed at the time of each cover dressing change to be sure the pores remain unclogged with thick exudate or other material. Although the general condition of the wound can be observed through the Mepitel® in place the dressing should be changed when the clinician wishes to examine the wound bed closely.
Mepitel® can be left in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound (exudate should pass freely through the dressing and the pores should not be blocked). If saturated, the secondary absorbent dressing pad should be changed with the Mepitel® left in place. Mepitel® is a single use dressing.
Mölnlycke Health Care US is the supplier of innovative, high-quality wound management products that provide a holistic and caring approach to the patient and to gentle wound healing. Safetac® products feature a unique, patented soft silicone technology.