Is mepilex good for open wounds?

Is mepilex good for open wounds?

You can use Mepilex Ag to manage low to moderately exuding wounds, such as leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and partial thickness burns. And it can be used under compression bandaging.

Does mepilex heal wounds?

Mepilex® absorbent foam dressing is trusted around the world to manage a wide range of chronic and acute wounds. The product is easily conformable and highly absorbent, to effectively manage wound exudate.

How often should mepilex ag be changed?

The Mepilex® Ag foam dressing can stay in place up to seven days. Only the outer dressing (gauze bandage) needs to be changed each day. Keep the dressing dry.

Does mepilex dressing have silver?

Mepilex Ag It’s designed for low to medium exuding burns and wounds. So you can use it to treat leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and partial thickness burns. This silver foam dressing can inactivate wound relevant pathogens (bacteria and fungi) within 30 minutes, as shown in vitro 1 .

How do you apply mepilex to a wound?

Apply hydrogel liberally to broken areas of skin (see separate hydrogel information leaflet). Remove the protective layer from the Mepilex dressing and apply the sticky side to cover the hydrogel. For best results the Mepilex dressing should overlap dry surrounding skin by at least 2cm.

When do you use mepilex?

Mepilex® Absorbent Foam Dressing is indicated for use on moderately exuding wounds, leg and foot ulcers, pressure injuries, under compression, graft and donor sites and traumatic wounds (e.g., skin tears and secondary healing wounds).

What is mepilex good for?

Benefits of Mepilex Border Mepilex Border is designed for a wide range of exuding wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg and foot ulcers, traumatic wounds (e.g., skin tears) and surgical wounds. Mepilex Border can also be used on dry/necrotic wounds in combination with gels.

When do you remove mepilex dressing?

Mepilex can be used in combination with the gels which may also have been recommended. It may be helpful to share this leaflet with your family doctor, district or practice nurse if you see them to have your dressings changed. Remove the dressing before you shower or bath each day.

What is mepilex dressing made of?

Mepilex is an absorbent, atraumatic dressing made from polyurethane foam. The outer surface of the foam is bonded to a vapour-permeable polyurethane membrane, which acts as a barrier to liquid and microorganisms.

Do you put mepilex sticky side down?

Put a new Mepilex Ag bandage over the burn (sticky side down). For the best results, the bandage should overlap on healthy skin.