ALL-IN-ONE FOAM SACRUM DRESSING

Mepilex Border Sacrum

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

Mepilex® Border Sacrum all-in-one dressing is the only five-layer foam sacral dressing with proprietary Deep Defense TechnologyTM – proven to prevent pressure injuries when used in conjunction with other standard prevention protocols1,2,3.

The design also creates an optimal healing environment for managing moderate- to high-exuding wounds of the sacral area. It effectively absorbs and retains fluid4,5 and it balances moisture minimising the risk of maceration 6,7.

This recently-launched enhanced design includes new handling tabs and thicker borders allowing easier application and patient checking. When used for pressure injury prevention, the sacral shape has been refined so you can achieve good coverage of the high-risk sacral area – and it features an improved gluteal seal for maximum protection8.

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 wound9 – you can remove it easily without damaging the skin9. That means less pain for your patients9.

Proven to prevent pressure injuries – by up to 88% – when used with other standard prevention protocols 1,2,3

 

Reduces risk of maceration6

Excellent fluid-handling capacity and retention12

Proprietary Deep Defense™ Technology protects against the extrinsic forces - pressure, shear and friction; and manages micro-climate, the key factors responsible for pressure injuries 10,11

Mepilex® Border with Safetac technology minimises pain during dressing changes9.

When to use Mepilex Border Sacrum

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Treatment

Use Mepilex Border Sacrum for medium-to-high exuding sacral wounds, such as pressure injuries. The dressing maintains a moist wound environment, which supports debridement, so you might see an initial increase in the wound size. This is normal and to be expected.

Pressure injury prevention

A recent randomised controlled trial in the USA revealed a statistically significant effect of Mepilex Border Sacrum in reducing the incidence of hospital acquired pressure injuries – by 88% 2 You can apply the dressing prophylactically for at risk patients13 , 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 Sacrum has the ability to impact on four extrinsic factors that can contribute to developing pressure injuries: by minimising and redistributing shear, redistributing pressure, reducing friction, and maintaining an optimal microclimate10,11.

Note: 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.

  1. Santamaria N, et al. A randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of soft silicone foam multi-layer dressings  in the prevention of sacral and heel pressure ulcers in trauma and critically ill patients: the border trial. Int Wound J. 2013. https://dx.doi.org/10/1111/iwj.12101.
  2. Kalowes P, et al. Five-layered soft silicone foam dressing to prevent pressure ulcers in the intensive care unit. Am J Crit Care. 2016;25(6):e108-e119.
  3. Tayib N, et al. Effectiveness of pressure ulcer prevention strategies for adult patients in intensive care units: a systematic review. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2016;24(6):432-444.
  4. 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.
  5. Feili F, Nobelius A, Asp A, Daun E-K, Retention capacity, Poster presentation at the European Wound Management Association conference, Lisbon, Portugal 2008.
  6. White, R. Evidence for atraumatic soft silicone wound dressing use. Wounds UK 2005:1(3):104-109.
  7. 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
  8. Mölnlycke Health Care. User evaluation of interface dressings for pressure ulcer prevention. GMCS/2017/058/01. Data on file.
  9. White, R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK 2008;4(1):14-22.
  10. 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.
  11. Call E, et al. Microclimate impact of prophylactic dressings using in vitro body analogue method. Wounds. 2013;25(4):94-103.
  12. SMTL external lab reports: 10/3299/1, 3F016961, 16/5164/2, 15/4934/1, FX214298 and 16/5209/1.
  13. World Union of Wound Healing Society (WUWHS). Consensus Document: Role of dressings in pressure ulcer prevention. London, UK: Wounds Int;2016.
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