Mepilex Lite is a thin and highly conformable foam dressing that absorbs exudate and maintains a moist wound environment. It is is an absorbent soft silicone dressing that consists of a soft silicone wound contact layer (Safetac), a thin flexible absorbent pad of polyurethane foam, and an outer film which is vapor permeable and waterproof.
Mepilex Lite is designed for a wide range of exuding wounds such as leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and traumatic wounds, such as skin tears, blisters, abrasions, and secondary healing wounds.
The Safetac layer seals around the wound edges which prevents exudate from leaking onto the surrounding skin, thus minimizing the risk for maceration.
The Safetac layer ensures atraumatic dressing changes. Mepilex Lite can be cut to suit various wound shapes and locations.
Benefits of Mepilex Lite:
-Minimizes pain and trauma at dressing changes
-Stays in place allowing for quick and easy application of compression or retention bandages
-Promotes patient comfort; thin and very comfortable to wear
-May be left in place during radiation therapy using commonly applied energy ranges and absorbed doses
-Well suited to be used under compression bandages
-May be cut to suit various wound shapes and difficult-to-dress locations
-May remain in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound
-May be lifted and adjusted without losing its adherent properties
-Available in a range of sizes to suit many wound types
-Low potential for skin irritation and allergy
Mepilex Lite is designed for the management of a wide range of non to low exuding wounds, such as leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, partial thickness burns, radiation skin reactions and Epidermolysis Bullosa. Mepilex Lite can also be used as protection of compromised and/or fragile skin.
Instructions for use:
1. Cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures.
2. Dry the surrounding skin thoroughly.
3. Remove the release films and apply the adherent side to the wound. Do not stretch.
4. For best results, Mepilex Lite should overlap dry surrounding skin by at least 2 cm. If required, Mepilex Lite can be cut.
5. When necessary, fixate Mepilex Lite with a bandage or other fixation.
Mepilex Lite may be left in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound and surrounding skin, or as indicated by accepted clinical practice. A change in dressing regimen may result in an initial increased level of exudate that temporarily may require an increased frequency of dressing changes.
In case of signs of clinical infection, consult a health care professional for adequate infection treatment. Do not use Mepilex Lite together with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions or hydrogen peroxide.
Mepilex Lite should be stored in dry conditions below 35°C (95F) and be protected from direct sunlight.
Do not use if inner package is damaged. Sterility is guaranteed if inner package is intact. Do not re-sterilize.
Molnlycke Health Care Part Number: 284090, 284190, 284390, 284590