Mepilex Transfer Ag

The world's first antimicrobial wound contact layer with Safetac for less painful dressing changes

The body heals a wound and a dressing can either disturb or support healing. Mepilex® Transfer Ag with Safetac® is a "multi-benefit" transfer dressing designed for low-to-high exuding wounds and with the patient in mind. Dressings with a Safetac interface are clinically proven to minimise stress and pain for the patient. Mepilex Transfer Ag effectively transfers exudate to a second layer while preventing microbial growth. It all adds up to undisturbed healing.

Safetac interface for minimal tissue trauma1-6 and patient stress7 and pain8

A dressing that fits and conforms to difficult-to-dress areas

Effective transfer of exudate to a secondlayer with sustained antimicrobial effect9

Deactivates a broad range of microorganisms9

Rapid antimicrobial effect within just 30 minutes9

Sustained antimicrobial effect up to 14 days9

When to use Mepilex Transfer Ag

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As a wound contact layer Mepilex Transfer Ag provides the flexibility to construct the optimal dressing combination to fit a wound type or exudate level. And because all wounds are different, there is a range of different sizes that can easily be cut to the shape and size of the wound. Combine it with a second absorbent layer appropriate for the level of exudate. Allow a good margin of both Mepilex Transfer Ag on the surrounding skin, as well as the second layer covering Mepilex Transfer Ag. Affix, for example with Tubifast. Mepilex Transfer Ag may remain left in place, while only the second layer is changed. It effectively absorbs and transfers exudate to the second absorbent layer, while minimizing trauma to the wound and the surrounding skin, and pain to the patient at dressing changes.

Frequency of change

Mepilex Transfer Ag may be left in place for up to 14 days depending on the patient, the condition of the wound and surrounding skin, or as indicated by accepted clinical practice. It is intended for short-term use up to four weeks. For continued use, a re-assessment by a physician is recommended.

Where to use Mepilex Transfer Ag

Mepilex Transfer Ag is indicated for low to high exuding wounds including difficult-to-dress areas where an antimicrobial effect is required: traumatic wounds (US), partial thickness burns, foot and leg ulcers, pressure injuries, surgical wounds (donor sites), and malignant wounds (CE-markets).

Code

Size

Pcs/shelf cont.

Pcs/transp. cont.

394000

7.5 x 8.5

10

70

394100

10 x 12.5

5

50

394700

12.5 x 12.5

5

50

394800

15 x 20

10

50

394500

20 x 50

2

12

  1. White R. et al. Evidence for atraumatic soft silicone wound dressing use. Wounds UK, 2005.
  2. Waring P.et al. An evaluation of the skin stripping of wound dressing adhesives. Journal of Wound Care, 2011.
  3. Dykes P.J.et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care, 2001.
  4. Meaume S.et al. A study to compare a new self adherent soft silicone dressing with a self adherent polymer dressing in stage II pressure ulcers. Ostomy Wound Management, 2003.
  5. Feili F. et al. Retention capacity. Poster presentation at the EWMA conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 2008.
  6. Wiberg A.B. et al. Preventing maceration with a soft silicone dressing: in-vitro evaluations. Poster presented at the 3rd Congress of the WUWHS, Toronto, Canada, 2008.
  7. Upton D. et al. The Impact of Atraumatic Vs Conventional Dressings on Pain and Stress in Patients with Chronic Wounds. Submitted and approved for publication. Journal of Wound Care, 2012.
  8. White R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK, 2008.
  9. Posters presented at CAWC, CA, 2013.

Precautions

  • Mepilex Transfer Ag should be used under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.
  • Do not use on patients with a known sensitivity to silver or any other contents of the dressing.
  • Clinicians / healthcare professionals should be aware that there are very limited data on prolonged and repeated use of silver containing dressings, particularly in children and neonates.
  • Mepilex Transfer Ag may cause transient discolouration of the wound bed and surrounding skin.
  • In the event of clinical infection Mepilex Transfer Ag does not replace the need for systemic therapy or other adequate infection treatment.
  • Do not use Mepilex Transfer Ag during radiation treatment or examinations, e.g. X-ray, ultrasound, diathermy or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • Avoid contact with electrodes or conductive gels during electronic measurements, e.g. electrocardiograms (ECG) and electroencephalograms (EEG).
  • Do not use Mepilex Transfer Ag together with oxidizing agents, such as hypochlorite solutions or hydrogen peroxide.
  • Other than saline solution or water, the interaction of cleansing agents in combination with Mepilex Transfer Ag has not been demonstrated.
  • The interaction of Mepilex Transfer Ag with topical treatments has not been demonstrated.
  • For external use only.
  • Do not reuse. If reused, performance of the product may deteriorate, cross contamination may occur.
  • Sterile. Do not use if inner package is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not re-sterilize.
  • Do not use after expiry date. If the product is used after the expiry date product properties cannot be ensured.
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