How often should mepilex ag be changed?

How often should mepilex ag be changed?

The Mepilex® Ag foam dressing can stay in place up to seven days. Only the outer dressing (gauze bandage) needs to be changed each day. Keep the dressing dry.

What is the difference between mepilex border and mepilex Border Lite?

Mepilex Border Lite® is a thin and conformable version of Mepilex Border, ideal for body contours and hard to dress areas and is available in smaller sizes. It is a self- adherent dressing that absorbs exudate, maintains a moist wound environment and minimizes the risk of peri-wound maceration.

Can you shower with mepilex Ag dressing?

The dressing is also water resistant to allow the patients to shower. 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.

Can mepilex Ag be cut?

If required Mepilex Ag may be cut to size or shape before removal of the protective film. Once in position the dressing may be held in place with a bandage or other suitable retention aid.

How do I use mepilex border AG?

Apply the adherent side to the wound. Do not stretch. On dressing removal, gently lift one corner and slowly peel back the dressing. If extra fixation is needed, fixate only on the borders of the product.

How do I remove mepilex Ag dressing?

To take off the Mepilex Ag, gently lift a corner and peel away the Mepilex AG from your burn until the bandage comes off. 5. In the shower or bathtub, wash the burn with a clean wash cloth using a mild soap (for example Dove®, or Ivory®).

How long does mepilex AG last?

Mepilex Ag is a soft foam pad with a silicone layer used to cover your burn. It easily shapes to your body and stays in place for up to 7 days. The foam pad absorbs drainage from the burn and releases silver to prevent infection. Mepilex Ag does not stick to the burn.

What is Mepilex border?

Mepilex Border – is an all-in-one foam dressing that absorbs and retains exudate and maintains a moist wound environment. It is self- MEPILEX adherent and shower proof.

How to use Mepilex AG?

Gently clean the wound with a mild soap making sure all the injured skin is removed.

  • Rinse with clean water. Pat the wound dry with a clean dry cloth.
  • Cut the Mepilex ® Ag to cover the wound including an additional inch to overlap onto the skin surrounding the wound.
  • Cover the pad with dry gauze.
  • Wrap with Kerlix ™ wrap or a Conform ® stretch bandage.
  • What is Mepilex AG?

    Mepilex Ag is a wound care dressing that constitutes an absorbent polyurethane foam pad embedded with silver sulfate compound. Silver particles in the dressing are inactive in dry conditions.

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