What is Mepore used for?
Mepore Film is designed for a wide range of clean wounds in the granulation phase, such as superficial burns, IV sites, abrasions, lacerations, donor sites, closed surgical wounds, superficial pressure ulcers and to prevent skin breakdown.
Is Mepore pro waterproof?
Its skin-friendly, water-based, solvent-free polyacrylate adhesive provides secure yet gentle fixation. It is bacterial proof, viral proof and waterproof to protect the patient and the clinician.
Is Mepore a breathable dressing?
Mepore® is a breathable, absorbent, self-adhesive dressing for a wide variety of wounds with low to moderate exudate levels – such as surgical wounds, cuts, and abrasions.
Can you shower with Mepore?
Mepore® Pro is a self-adherent, absorbent and breathable dressing for low to moderately exuding wounds. The outer film layer protects the wound from both water and contamination so it can be worn while showering.
How long can a mepore dressing stay on?
Mepilex Border Flex can be used for up to 7 days 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.
Is mepore medicated?
Mepore® Self-Adhesive Absorbent Dressing is intended for treating lightly to moderately exuding wounds such as surgical wounds, cuts and abrasions….Mepore® Self-Adhesive Absorbent Dressing.
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Are mepore dressings waterproof?
Mepore® Film & Pad is bacterial proof, viral proof and waterproof to protect the patient and the clinician. It is flexible and semi-permeable with a low adherent wound contact layer and a gentle, skin-friendly adhesive for optimal performance and comfort.
How do you remove mepore dressing?
The dressing may be left in place for several days depending on the wound/skin condition, or as indicated by good clinical practice. To remove, lift a corner of the dressing and gently pull the film along the skin (in the direction of hair growth).
How often should I change my wound dressing?
The original dressing can be left in place for up to two days (or as advised by the nurse/doctor), as long as it is not oozing. The wound must be kept dry for two days. If the dressing becomes wet from blood or any other liquid, it must be changed.
Can you put second skin on an open wound?
Contra-indications. Spenco 2nd Skin should not be used on wounds that are exuding heavily, or as a covering for cavities or sinuses.
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Does drinking water help heal wounds?
Water is a vital element, not only for life, but also for optimum wound healing. It has been demonstrated that poorly hydrated individuals are more likely to develop pressure ulcers because dehydration reduces the padding over bony points. Reduced hydration also denies wound tissues the necessary nutrients for healing.