Mepitel Wound Contact Layer Dressing (Molnlycke)
How Mepitel Works
Mepitel can be left in place for up to 14 days depending on the condition of the wound. The porous structure of Mepitel allows exudate to pass into an outer absorbent dressing. Mepitel prevents the outer dressing from sticking to the wound and therefore minimises trauma and pain associated with dressing changes. This results in less discomfort for the patient and which in turn ensures undisturbed wound healing.
Benefits of Mepitel
- Open mesh structure allows application of topical treatment e.g.ointments
- Does not adhere to moist wound beds, adheres gently to the surrounding skin
- Minimises trauma and pain during dressing changes
- Can remain in place for up to 14 days1 which in turn ensures undisturbed wound healing • Enables less frequent dressing changes
- Minimises the risk of maceration
- Transparent for easy wound inspection during application and during wear
When Mepitel is used on burns treated with meshed grafts or after facial resurfacing imprints can occur if the product is not used properly.
Areas of use
Mepitel is designed for a wide range of wounds such as skin tears, skin abrasions, surgical incisions, second degree burns, blistering, lacerations, partial and full thickness grafts, diabetic ulcers.
- The wound should be inspected for signs of infection according to clinical practice. Consult a healthcare professional for the appropriate medical treatment.
- Mepitel used on burns treated with meshed grafts: avoid placing unnecessary pressure upon the dressing.
- Mepitel used after facial resurfacing: avoid placing pressure upon the dressing, lift and reposition the dressing at least every second day.
- When used on bleeding wounds or wounds with high viscosity exudate, Mepitel should be covered with a moist absorbent dressing pad eg Mesorb.
- 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.