The design includes a Safetac interface which seals the wound edges, preventing the exudate to leak onto the surrounding skin, thus minimising the risk for maceration.
- Dressings with Safetac minimise pain and damage at dressing changes
- Versatile all-in-one dressing for a wide range of chronic and acute wound
- Absorbs and retains high amounts of exudate while maintaining a moist wound environment
Wound dressings are able to speed up your healing by shielding the wound or injury from infection and creating an environment to support the healing process to be healthy. Foam dressings can be a useful solution for wound healing that is moist and can be particularly beneficial in preventing trauma caused by dressings as well as in managing wounds that are exuding as well as reducing the discomfort of dressings and discomfort.
Indications and Contraindications for Foam Dressing Use
Foam dressings are great for wounds that exude in a minimal or a large amount. They are generally intended for partial- as well as full-thickness injuries. Wounds that are benefited by the use of foam dressings are:
- leg ulcers
- surgical wounds
- skin grafts
- minor burns
- Infected wounds
- Draining peristomal wounds
- injuries or pressure ulcers (stages between 2 and 4)
- wounds that require negative pressure therapy (NPWT)
- The gastrostomy tube and tracheotomy tubes
- wounds and cavities
Foam dressings are a great option for wounds that have the necrotic tissues softened. They’re also flexible and cut to fit particular body parts, such as toes fingers, or earlobes. Due to their thermal properties foam dressings are applied to a wound that requires insulation to keep the area warm. Furthermore, foam dressings may aid in protecting the skin over bony prominences, or areas of high friction in the skin.
Third-degree burns that are not draining generally are not suitable options for dressings made of foam. They are also not suitable for wounds with dry eschars because, without exudate, the bed of the wound could be too dry to provide an environment that is moist for wound healing (though in these instances, foam dressings are a good option for keeping the eschar from drying out and shield it from accidentally being removed). Exudate that is excessively large is a risk in the event that the foam gets soaked by rapid expansion, which could allow external bacteria to penetrate the wound. Furthermore, excessive exudate may need excessive dressing changes and lead to an increase in the maceration rate of the wound’s peri-wound. In such instances the use of a foam with more absorption or a different type of dressing is suggested.
1.What is the MOLNLYCKE Mepilex Border dressing used for?
Ans- The dressing is designed for a wide range of wounds such as pressure ulcers, leg and foot ulcers and traumatic wounds. Mepilex Border is also clinically proven to help prevent pressure ulcers when used in conjunction with standard pressure ulcer prevention measures
2.What type of dressing is MOLNLYCKE Mepilex Border dressing ?
Ans- Mepilex Border is a versatile five-layer all-in-one bordered foam dressing available in a large range of shapes and sizes.
3.How often should a MOLNLYCKE Mepilex Border dressing be changed?
Ans- Mepilex Border Flex may be left in place up to 7 days, depending on the condition of the wound and surrounding skin, or as indicated by accepted clinical practice. Learn more about the dressing by visiting the product page.
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