Areas of use
Mepitel is designed for a wide range of low to highly wounds such as skin tears, skin abrasions, surgical incisions, second degree burns, blistering, lacerations, partial and full thickness grafts, diabetic ulcers, venous and arterial ulcers.Mepitel can also be used on patients with EB.
Benefits of Mepitel
â€¢Minimises pain and trauma at dressing change
â€¢Can remain in place for up to 14 days which in turn ensures undisturbed wound healing
â€¢Enables less frequent dressing changes
â€¢Minimises the risk of maceration
â€¢Maintained product properties over time - leaves no residues and does not dry out
â€¢Transparent for easy wound inspection during application and during wear
â€¢Conforms well to body contours, promoting patient comfort during wear
â€¢Stays in place
â€¢Low potential for skin irritation and allergy
1.Clean the wound carefully, if needed, and dry the surrounding skin.
2.Choose a size of Mepitel that covers the wound and the surrounding skin by at least 2 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.
3.While holding the larger protective film, remove the smaller one. Moisten gloves to avoid adherence to Mepitel.
4.Apply Mepitel over the wound. Smooth Mepitel in place onto the surrounding skin, ensuring a good seal.
5.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.
6.Apply a secondary absorbent dressing pad (e.g. Mesorb) 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
When Mepitel is used on burns treated with meshed grafts or after facial resurfacing imprints can occur if the product is not used properly.
â€¢The wound should be inspected for signs of infection according to clinical practice.
â€¢Consult a healthcare professional for the appropriate medical treatment.
â€¢Mepitel used on burns treated with meshed grafts:
avoid placing unnecessary pressure upon the dressing.
â€¢Mepitel used after facial resurfacing: avoid placing pressure upon the dressing lift and reposition the dressing at least every second day.
â€¢When used on bleeding wounds or wounds with high viscosity exudate, Mepitel should be covered with a moist absorbent dressing pad.
â€¢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.