Mepilex Border Flex is not only designed to stay on and uniquely conform thanks to patented Flex technology, it also features Smart Exudate Management – maintaining a moist wound healing environment, whilst avoiding the risk of maceration. Finally, Mepilex Border Flex features Safetac soft silicone for gentle dressing changes, reduced pain and damage to the skin. Designed for a wide range of exuding wounds including: leg and foot ulcers, traumatic wounds (e.g. skin tears) and surgical wounds, as well as part of a prophylactic therapy to help prevent skin damage, e.g. pressure injuries.
Designed to conform and stay on
Thanks to Flex Technology, the unique conformability of Mepilex Border Flex allows it to adapt to the shape and movement of the patient. Reducing pressure on the skin and pull on the borders increases comfort and could reduce the risk of detachment. And it is water-resistant, so your patients can shower. The unique Flex Technology provides 360 degree flexibility due to the Y-cuts that expand to allow movement up to 11x more flexible that other foam dressings.
Smart exudate management
The five-layer dressing absorbs, channels and traps exudate and allows you to track exudate progress. It keeps exudate away from the wound bed and prevents re-entry, even under compression. It has better exudate handling capacity than comparable dressings and can handle both normal and viscous exudate.
- Rapid absorption with minimal swelling: The foam layer allows rapid absorption of both normal and viscous exudate and it is better at handling exudate than comparable dressings.
- Maximises capacity by channeling exudate: Exudate is channeled away from the wound and over a wider area to increase moisture vapour loss and reduce swelling.
- Traps bacteria away from the wound: The superabsorbent fibres in the retention layer prevent exudate containing bacteria from re-entering the wound bed, even under compression. Backing film prevents entry of external bacteria. Mepilex Border Flex releases up to 22 times less bacteria than other dressings.
- Tracks exudate without dressing removal: The Exudate Progress Monitor allows the spread of exudate to be objectively assessed and recorded, without disturbing the wound.
Mepilex Border flex dressing have equidistant dots to allow exudate to be monitored giving you the confidence to leave the dressing in place for longer, undisturbed.
Reduced pain and damage
All Mepilex Border Flex dressings seek to reduce trauma caused by dressing changes. This is made possible by Molnlycke's proven Safetac® soft silicone wound contact layer. Safetac is the original less-pain contact layer with silicone adhesion. Designed to mold softly to skin without sticking to the moist wound – so you can remove it easily without damaging the skin. That means less pain for your patients. Safetac also protects new tissue and intact skin – so wounds remain undisturbed, to support faster natural healing. Plus it seals the wound margins to protect skin from damaging leaks and maceration. The combination of less pain and less skin damage to support faster healing can also reduce the cost of treatment.
Mepilex Border Flex can make a positive impact on your budget
78% fewer dressing changes and 74.2% cost savings.
Every unnecessary dressing change comes at a cost, from the care hours and material waste, to the patient’s discomfort. In a quality improvement project (QIP) performed during one year, it was observed that Mepilex Border Flex can, as part of other improvement processes implemented, help reduce these costs by staying on for longer, supporting patients and carers in achieving their healing and budget goals. In another recent QIP performed during six months it was observed that dressing utilisation was reduced in the group using Mepilex Border Flex vs. the group with formulary dressing, decreasing the total cost of care and giving time back to nurses.
Areas of use
You can use Mepilex® Border Flex to treat a wide range of exuding chronic and acute wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, pressure injuries, skin tears and traumatic wounds. It may also be used as part of a prophylactic therapy to help prevent skin damage, e.g. pressure injuries*. Being available in square, oval and rectangular shapes, it can be used on a wide range of wounds and considered as your ‘go to’ all-in-one dressing. *Where a repositioning or offloading protocol is used.
When should you change the dressing?
- Change as advised by your healthcare professional
- This dressing can be left intact for up to 7 days depending on the wound condition and the surrounding skin or as advised by your healthcare professional.
- Dressing should be changed if exudate leaks from the dressing or out into the borders; when the absorbent pad is 75% full; and at any sign of injection.
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