ALL-IN-ONE FOAM HEEL DRESSING

Mepilex Border Heel

Five-layer foam dressing for pressure injury prevention and management of heel wounds.

Mepilex® Border Heel dressing is the only five-layer foam heel dressing with proprietary Deep Defense TechnologyTM – proven to prevent pressure injuries when used in conjunction with other standard prevention protocols1.

This all-in-one dressing design also creates an optimal healing environment for managing moderate- to high-exuding wounds on the heel. It effectively absorbs and retains fluid2,3, and it balances moisture minimising the risk of maceration4,5.

This recently-launched enhanced design includes new handling tabs and thicker borders, allowing easier application and patient checking6. The heel shape has been refined for good coverage of the high-risk heel area and the malleoli.

The enhanced design still includes Safetac® – the original less-pain contact layer with silicone adhesion. So the dressing moulds softly to skin without sticking to the moist wound7 – you can remove it easily without damaging the skin7. That means less pain for your patients7.

Proven to prevent pressure injuries – when used with other standard prevention protocols

Proprietary Deep Defense™ Technology protects against the extrinsic forces - pressure, shear and friction; and manages micro-climate, the key factors responsible for pressure injuries2,3,8,9

Mepilex Border with Safetac technology minimises pain during dressing changes7.

Excellent fluid-handling capacity and retention13

Reduces risk of maceration5

When to use Mepilex Border Heel

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Treatment

Mepilex® Border Heel is specifically designed to fit the heel. The five-layer absorbent foam structure effectively manages exudate and the wound environment. So you can use it in the treatment of exuding wounds such as pressure injuries, diabetic foot ulcers, traumatic wounds, and other secondary healing wounds.

Pressure ulcer prevention

Mepilex Border Heel has been proven to prevent pressure injuries1. You can apply the dressings prophylactically for at-risk patients10, such as the immobile, those with poor skin perfusion and impaired skin condition, in emergency rooms, in intensive care, or before and during long surgical interventions. Scientific studies have demonstrated that Mepilex Border Heel has the ability to impact four extrinsic factors that can contribute to developing pressure injuries: by minimising and redistributing shear, redistributing pressure, reducing friction and maintaining an optimal microclimate8,9,11,12.

Note: using dressings as a prophylactic therapy does not replace the need for a comprehensive pressure injury prevention protocol.

How Mepilex Border helps in pressure injury prevention

Discover how Mepilex Border Heel helps pressure injury prevention. It is easier than you may think.

Watch Prof. Gefen explain the modern science on aetiology of pressure injuries

Benefits of using Mepilex Border Heel

  • Self-adherent – no secondary fixation needed, for a quicker and easier care
  • Shaped to fit heels – no need to cut or adapt for a quicker, cost efficient care
  • Minimizes pain and trauma at dressing changes for optimised healing1,2
  • Minimizes stress caused by pain of patient, to avoid delays in healing3
  • Minimizes maceration, and effectively manages exudate for optimised wound healing environment4,5
  • Designed to promote patient comfort during wear, and is shower proof, for a better quality of life of patients
  • Can remain in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound
  • Can be adjusted without losing its adherent properties

 

Unique 5-layer absorbent foam structure

  • Highly breathable backing film – a waterproof secure barrier to virus and bacteria > 25nM
  • Superabsorbent layer – to absorb and retain fluids in the dressing
  • Nonwoven spreading layer – to spread fluids on a wide surface and maximise absorption performance
  • Foam layer – to initiate vertical absorption of exudate
  • Safetac layer – seals the wound edge to minimise risk of maceration, minimises pain to patients, and trauma to the wound and skin1,2,5

 

  1. Santamaria N, et al. Clinical effectiveness of a silicone foam dressing for the prevention of heel pressure ulcers in critically ill patients: Border II trial. J Wound Care. 2015;24(8):340-345.
  2. Feili, F. A laboratory evaluation of the fluid management capacities of absorbent foam dressings. Poster presentation at the European Wound Management Association Conference, Vienna, Austria, 2012.
  3. Feili F, Nobelius A, Asp A, Daun E-K, Retention capacity, Poster presentation at the European Wound Management Association conference, Lisbon, Portugal 2008.
  4. White, R. Evidence for atraumatic soft silicone wound dressing use. Wounds UK 2005:1(3):104-109.
  5. Wiberg, A.B., Feili, F., Asp, A, Daun, E-K. Preventing maceration with a soft silicone dressing: in-vitro evaluations. Poster presented at the 3rd Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies, Toronto, Canada, 2008.
  6. Mölnlycke Health Care. User evaluation of interface dressings for pressure ulcer prevention. GMCS/2017/058/01. Data on file.
  7. White R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK 2008;4(1):14-22.
  8. Call E, et al. Enhancing pressure ulcer prevention using wound dressings: what are the modes of action? Int Wound J. 2015[cited 14 se0 2017];12(4):408-413. URL: doi:10.1111/iwj.12123.
  9. Call E, et al. Microclimate impact of prophylactic dressings using in vitro body analogue method. Wounds. 2013;25(4):94-103.
  10. World Union of Wound Healing Society (WUWHS). Consensus Document: Role of dressings in pressure ulcer prevention. London, UK: Wounds Int;2016.
  11. Levy A, et al. The biochemical efficacy of dressings in preventing heel ulcers. J Tissue Viability. 2015;24(1):1-11.
  12. Levy A, et al. Computer modelling studies to assess whether a prophylactic dressing reduces the risk for deep tissue injury in the heels of supine patients with diabetes. Ostomy Wound Management. 2016;62(4):42-52.
  13. SMTL external lab reports: 10/3299/1, 3F016961, 16/5164/2, 15/4934/1, FX214298 and 16/5209/1.

 

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