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Mepilex Border Ag is an all-in-one antimicrobial foam dressing. Mepilex Border AG Dressings are designed for a wide range of medium to high exuding wounds showing signs of infection or at high risk of infection. This soft, conformable dressing maintains a moist wound environment, which provides the wound with an optimal healing environment. Safetac® technology seals the wound edges and thus minimizes the risk of maceration.
When to use Mepilex Ag Border Dressings
Mepilex Border Ag Dressings are useful for pressure ulcers, traumatic wounds and secondary healing wounds. Mepilex Border Ag is a dressing with Safetac technology, offering less pain for patients at dressing changes and when re-positioning the dressing. Mepilex Border Ag Dressings contain silver sulfate, and the antimicrobial activity of this silver technology helps to reduce bio-burden after 30 minutes, killing 99.9% of a wide range of bacteria for up to 7 days.
Product Features & Benefits
- Minimizes pain and trauma at dressing changes.
- Self-adherent dressing requiring no secondary fixation.
- Shower proof.
- Utilizes Safetac technology.
- Wide range of exuding wounds.
- Leg and foot ulcers.
- Pressure ulcers.
- Traumatic wounds.
- Infected wounds.
- Antimicrobial barrier wounds that are at high risk.
- Post-operative wounds.
- Product Numbers: 395290, 395390, 395490, 395690, 395790, 395890, 395990.
- Width Options: 3, 4, or 6 Inch.
- Length Options: 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 Inch.
- Shape Options: Square or Rectangle.
- Application: Foam Silver Dressing.
- Manufacturer: Molnlycke.
- Brand: Mepilex.
- UNSPSC Code: 43211510.
- HCPCS Code: A6212.
Additional Product Information
- International consensus. Appropriate use of silver dressings in wounds. An expert working group consensus. London: Wounds International, 2012.
- White R. A Multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK, 2008.
- Dykes PJ et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care, 2001.
- External in vitro lab report: NAMSA 09C 29253 01/09C 29253 02.
- Feili F et al. Retention capacity. Poster presentation at the EWMA conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 2008.
- Wiberg A.B et al. Preventing maceration with a soft silicone dressing: in-vitro evaluations. Poster presented at the 3rd Congress of the WUWHS, Toronto, Canada, 2008.
- Hamberg K, Jakobsen C, Correlation of silver release and antimicrobial effect of silver-containing wound dressing in vitro, Poster presentation at EWMA Conference, Vienna, Austria, 2012.
- Upton D et al. The Impact of Atraumatic Vs Conventional Dressings on Pain and Stress in Patients with Chronic Wounds. Journal of Wound Care, 2012.
Mepilex AG Borderline Dressing Clinical Education
Today we're going to talk about Mepilex AG Border Dressing for caesarean section patients. Today we're going to review the benefit, the inclusions, the exclusions, the application process, changing the dressing, documentation and patient education. So first, let's review some other risk factors for surgical site infections or SSI's. So remember some of the biggest risk factors for surgical site infections are obesity, hypertension, smoking, diabetes, or history a poor wound healing, now let's review some benefits of the Mepilex AG Boarder dressing. For one, the Mepilex dressing has silver which has anti-microbial properties - decrease blistering from the tape, decreased pain for the patient, and also the ability to assess the incision and reapply the dressing if necessary. Inclusion criteria has changed from BMI of 35 and above to all C-section patient unless an MD ops out. The exclusion criteria for the Mepilex dressing is an allergy or sensitivity to silver. The application process is actually can occur in the O.R. so the dressing will be applied in the O.R. and a removal date will be added to the dressing. Now let's talk about the dressing assessment. So when you're assessing your patience dressing, you want to look for if the dressing it eighty percent saturated or more - that will be an indication for removal. Another indication would be it no longer is sticking. If it's not sticking, you can pull it back - just kind of use your fingers - pull back a little bit, and then reapply. It should stick. Put your fingers down for five to ten seconds, use the heat from your fingers to create that seal. If it no longer sticks, then you'll need to reapply a new dressing. Also, if the dressing becomes contaminated you want to remove it. If the dressing reaches the removal date of the seven-days, it will need to be removed. For documentation of the dressing, you'll need to document under your assessment flow sheet. Under incision, you want to document that it’s the Mepilex AG Dressing and anything that you did. If you needed to reapply the dressing or how the dressing looks. Also make sure that you're looking at the dressing together during your bedside hand-off. That way, if there is some saturation on the dressing you can assess it together so that way oncoming shift knows how much has saturated on the pad so if there's an increased there may be an issue with the incision. Now let's review patient education. First, we need to make sure that the patient knows what type of dressing they have. They need to know that they have a Mepilex Border dressing on. They need to know to remember when to remove the dressing which is that seventh day. A good rule of thumb for removing the dressing is when the baby is one week old. Make sure you include the significant other family members in the patient education at the dressing. Because of certain patient’s sizes, they may not be able to see the dressing. So it's really important that you include the family members in this so they can assess the dressing and also so they can read the removal date so it can be removed. So let's recap: first of all, all C-section patients are going to be included unless the physician ops out. We've reviewed the benefits of the Mepilex dressing. The exclusion criteria of an allergy or sensitivity to silver. A removal date of seven days. If you have any questions you can also contact your learning specialist or your clinical nurse specialist. Thank you.
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