Molnlycke Mepilex Border Sacral Adhesive Sterile Foam Dressing

Molnlycke Mepilex Border Sacral Adhesive Sterile Foam Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: MOLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE
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Molnlycke Mepilex Border Sacrum Self Adherent Silicone Foam Dressing is an all-in-one foam dressing that effectively absorbs and retains exudate and maintains a moist wound environment. The Safetac layer seals the wound edges, preventing the exudate from leaking onto the surrounding skin, thus minimizing the risk for maceration. The Safetac coating ensures that the dressing can be changed without damaging the wound or surrounding skin or exposing the patient to additional pain.

Why choose Mepilex Border Sacrum Dressing?

  • Five-layer foam dressing
  • Minimizes the risk of maceration
  • Deep Defense technology for protection
  • Maintains a moist wound environment
  • Moderate to high amounts of exudate

Item # Desc Pkg Price
282055 6.3" x 7.9" Each
$13.25
$9.79
282055 6.3" x 7.9" 10/Pack
$123.29
$86.29
282455 9.2" x 9.2" Each
$21.85
$16.19
282455 9.2" x 9.2" 10/Pack
$207.75
$153.89

Features of Mepilex Border Sacrum Dressing

  • Intact surrounding skin
  • Atraumatic to the wound and surrounding skin on removal
  • Adheres gently and securely to dry
  • Maintains a moist wound environment
  • Designed for ease of use and patient comfort
  • Minimizes the risk of maceration
  • Wear time: Up to seven days

 

When to use Molnlycke Mepilex Border Sacrum Foam Dressing?

  • Treatment of moderate to highly exuding wounds such as:
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Leg and foot ulcers
  • Traumatic wounds like Skin Tears
  • Secondary Healing Wounds
  • Aid in the Prevention of Skin Damage
  • Surgical Incisions


Molnlycke Mepilex Border Sacrum Dressing Application Guide
 

What to buy with Mepilex Sacrum Dressing

 

How to use Mepilex Border Sacrum Silicone Dressing?

sacral dressing

Step 1.
Area to protect. Assess the patient’s anatomy and determine appropriate dressing positioning.

mepilex sacral dressing

Step 2.
After skin is prepared, remove the center release film by gently pulling on the pink-lined edge.

mepilex border sacrum

Step 3.
Hold buttocks apart. Apply dressing to the sacral area and into an upper aspect of the gluteal cleft, with Mepilex Sacrum Silicone Foam Dressing ‘base’ positioned to cover coccyx area.

 

 

mepilex sacrum bandage

Step 4.
Remove side release films and gently smooth each side into place.

sacral border dressing

Step 5.
Product placement.

sacrum bandage

Step 6.
Press and smooth the dressing to ensure the entire dressing is in contact with the skin.

 

Proper fit:

  • The dressing should be positioned to fit the patient anatomy.
  • Ensure dressing conforms to the skin and avoid gaps or air pockets.

Pressure ulcer prevention re-application guide:

sacral silicone border foam dressing

Step 1.
Assess to confirm dressing is intact and applied correctly.

molnlycke mepilex border sacrum self adherent silicone foam dressing

Step 2.
Gently pull handling tabs to begin to release dressing from skin.

sacral dressing

Step 3.
Continue to release dressing from the skin using handling tabs until skin is exposed for skin check.

mepilex sacral dressing

Step 4.
While maintaining dressing position at the gluteal cleft, assess skin.

 
mepilex border size chart

Step 5.
Reapply the foam and borders of the dressing.

mepilex border sacrum

Step 6.
Confirm dressing is replaced to its original position, making sure the border is intact and flat.

mepilex sacrum bandage

Step 7.
Press and smooth the dressing to ensure the entire dressing is in contact with the skin.

 

 

Mepilex Border Sacrum Foam Dressing Attributes

  1. Tabs for easy handling
  2. Wider sacral coverage than other dressings
  3. Five full layers help deflect extrensic forces, including friction and shear.
  4. Slightly thicker borders for easy handling and better adhesion
  5. Safetac Technology reduces the risk of maceration
  6. Structural integrity and protection, even when wet
  7. Deep defense technology for protection from the combined effect of the extrinsic forces responsible for pressure injury: Strength in the patient sliding/shearing directions, flexibility in the horizontal direction.

Mepilex Border Sacrum Attributes

 

 

How Do Mepilex Border Sacrum Dressings Work?

Mepilex Border Sacrum Dressings use five unique layers designed to draw in exudate and create a moist healing environment. As this occurs, Safetac technology closes off the wound’s edges to reduce leaks and potential maceration risks and prevents the dressing from sticking to the wound bed. This combination allows for secure, trauma-free dressing changes that minimize patient pain. Sized precisely to the sacral area, Sacrum Dressing achieves this by:

  • Absorbing Exudate:
    Once applied to the dry skin surrounding the wound, Mepilex Border Sacrum dressings absorb and hold onto exudate, help the skin stay moist, and assist with debridement. Mepilex Sacral Dressing is ideal for medium- to high-exudate sacral wounds following the surgical excision of pilonidal cysts.
  • Improved Healing:
    This process reduces pain, speeds up healing time, and prevents additional wounds and adjacent skin trauma.
  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention:
    Mepilex Border Sacrum Dressings lessen pressure ulcer development risks by up to 88 percent when used with a comprehensive prevention plan. Particularly, Deep Defense technology lessens pressure, shearing, and friction and better manages the skin’s climate.

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