When to use Mepilex Border Sacrum?
Use Mepilex Border Sacrum for medium to high exuding sacral wounds such as pressure injuries or surgical excision of pilonidal cysts. As Mepilex Border Sacrum maintains a moist wound environment which supports debridement, there might actually be an initial increase in the wound size. This is normal and to be expected.
A part of pressure injury prevention
Clinical trials proved that Mepilex Border Sacrum prevents pressure ulcers3. The dressing is applied prophylactically in emergency rooms, intensive care or before long surgical interventions. When compared with no dressing and competitors’ products, Mepilex Border Sacrum has been demonstrated to impact four extrinsic factors that can contribute to developing pressure injuries; these being to redistribute shear, redistribute pressure, reduce friction, and to maintain an optimal microclimate7,8,9. When adding this treatment to pressure injury prevention protocols and strategies, pressure injuries can be prevented. However, the use of dressings as part of a prophylactic therapy does not preclude the need to continue to develop and follow a comprehensive pressure injury prevention protocol.
Safetac means less pain and less stress at dressing change
Safetac technology drastically reduces pain and tissue damage during dressing changes. A Safetac dressing does not stick to the moist wound; it seals the edge of the ulcer preventing maceration6,4,5, and does not strip skin2,10 all while maintaining an optimal wound microclimate. This means less pain1, less stressful dressing changes11 , and potentially a faster healing process12.
Use Mepilex Border Sacrum:
- To prevent pressure injuries
- To treat medium to high exuding sacral wounds like pressure injuries
- For a combination of excellent fluid handling capacity and retention that provides effective exudate management with less risk of maceration
- To lower costs with quicker healing and less pain for patients