Mepilex® Border Ag Foam Dressings provide an all-in-one solution for absorbing and holding onto exudate and creating a moist environment for optimal wound healing. Releasing silver sulphate particles, this antimicrobial foam dressing utilizes Safetac® technology to close off the wound’s edges. This action prevents exudate from leaking from the dressing onto the surrounding skin, lessens the risk of irritation and maceration, and reduces damage to the wound and surrounding skin during removal.
Inactivates Wound Pathogens: Upon application, the Mepilex® Border Ag dressing provides a sustained release of silver sulphate particles. This starts to inactivate pathogens within 30 minutes from application and continues to protect the wound for up to seven days. Supported by vitro testing, Mepilex® Border Ag dressings kill 99.9% of several types of bacteria.
Reduces Microorganisms: Not only does this create an ideal healing environment for the wound, but this aspect further helps with reducing odor.
Self-Adherent Construction with Safetac® Technology: Mepilex® Border Ag does not require a secondary dressing to remain in place, won’t cause trauma to the patient’s skin upon removal and lessens the incidence of pain. This aspect further reduces the risk of skin irritation and allergic reaction and closes off the wound to exterior moisture, bacteria and other pathogens.
Greater Absorbency: Mepilex® Border Ag dressings hold onto more exudate than other post-op dressings without leaking. This aspect reduces the potential for maceration and surgical site infections and requires fewer changes.
This post-operative dressing is ideal for:
- Treating acute surgical wounds, traumatic wounds and partial thickness burns
- Reducing surgical site infections
- Improving patient mobility
- Managing leg and foot ulcers and pressure ulcers
To apply a Mepilex® Border Ag dressing:
- Clean the wound before application.
- Apply the dressing to the skin by making sure the foam extends at least two centimeters from the wound bed.