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Mepitel® Soft Silicone Wound Contact Layer


  • Open mesh design enables good transfer of exudate

  • Safetac technology minimizes trauma and pain on all dressing changes

  • Prevents damage to newly formed delicate tissue upon removal

  • Transparent for easy wound inspection during application and wear

  • May remain in place for up to 14 days

Mepitel is a thin, semi-transparent wound contact layer that can be used on many different wounds when paired with an outer absorbent dressing. Mepitel can be used to treat:



  • Skin tears

  • Skin abrasions, blistering and lacerations

  • Surgical wounds

  • 1st and 2nd degree burns

  • Partial and full thickness grafts

  • Diabetic ulcers; venous and arterial ulcers; leg and foot ulcers

  • Skin disorders such as Epidermolysis Bullosa


Safetac technology


Mepitel dressing features the unique and patented Safetac adhesive on both sides of the dressing. This soft silicone technology help prevent the outer absorbent dressing from sticking to the wound or the skin around the wound. The Safetac layer also seals the wound edges and prevents exudate from leaking, thus minimizing the risk of maceration. Mepitel can easily be removed without causing pain to the patient during dressing changes.


Mepitel silicone dressing has a porous, open mesh structure that allows exudate to transfer into a secondary absorbent dressing. The mesh structure also allows for application of topical agents onto an outer absorbent pad.


This wound contact layer is transparent for easy wound inspection. The dressing can be cut to size and conforms well to body contours. Mepitel has a low potential for skin irritation and allergy.


Mepitel wound dressing can be left in place for up to 14 days depending on the condition of the wound. The long wear time reduces the need for frequent primary dressing changes. When removed, the dressing does not leave any residue.

Instructions for use



  • 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 1 cm. 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 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 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.


Frequency of change:


Mepitel can be left in place for up to 14 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. If the condition of the wound deteriorates unexpectedly, consult a healthcare professional for the appropriate medical treatment.


Warnings:


When Mepitel is used on burns treated with meshed grafts or after facial resurfacing imprints can occur if the product is not used properly.


Precautions:


  • The wound should be inspected for signs of infection according to clinical practice.
  • Consult a healthcare professional for the appropriate medical treatment.
  • Mepitel used on burns treated with meshed grafts: avoid placing unnecessary pressure upon the dressing.
  • Mepitel 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 Mepitel is used for the fixation of skin grafts and protection of blisters, the dressing should not be changed before the fifth day post application.
  • Sterility is guaranteed unless inner package is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not re-sterilize.
MANUFACTURER Gulf South
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS 2x3", 3x4", 4x7"
MANUFACTURER Item Code 290599, 290799, 291099

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