Mepitel® One Wound Contact Layer Dressing
One-sided wound contact layer that allows observation without removing the dressing.
Mepitel® One is a gentle one-sided wound contact layer with Safetac® – the original less-pain contact layer with silicone adhesion. Designed to mould softly to skin without sticking to the moist wound 1 – so you can remove it easily without damaging the skin 2. That means less pain for your patients 3.
Safetac also protects new tissue and intact skin – so wounds remain undisturbed to support faster natural healing 4 5 6 3. And it seals the wound margins to protect skin from damaging leaks and maceration 7 8 9.
Mepitel One has a perforated design that lets exudate pass through to a secondary absorbent dressing. It enables easy delivery of topical treatments. And it allows secondary dressing changes without disturbing healing.
Mepitel One is adhesive on one side, so it’s easier for you to handle. Plus it’s transparent, so you can instantly assess healing progress without removing the contact layer.
- Transparent so you can instantly assess healing progress without removing the contact layer
- True undisturbed healing – it can remain in place for up to 14 days 10
- Safetac technology – minimising the risk of skin damage and pain to the patient 2 3
- Is cost-effective 10
- Suitable for a wide variety of indications
A recent multi-centre randomised controlled trial (RCT) 11 shows that with Mepitel One, significantly fewer patients experienced painful dressing changes* compared to UrgoTul**. It was also observed that with Mepitel One, more patients had healed by day 21*** than those treated with UrgoTul**. 11
When to use Mepitel One
Mepitel One is a wound contact layer designed for the management of a wide range of exuding wounds such as painful wounds, skin tears, skin abrasions, surgical incisions, partial thickness burns, traumatic wounds, blistering, lacerations, partial and full thickness grafts, leg and foot ulcers. It can also be used as a protective layer on non-exuding wounds and on areas with fragile skin.
The open structure of Mepitel One allows, where clinically indicated, topical ointments to pass through onto the wound.
It can be applied together with Mesorb®; or for high-exuding wounds with Mextra® Superabsorbent; with Tubifast® fixation; and also under compression bandages. Mepitel One can also be used in conjunction with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT).
- White R. Evidence for atraumatic soft silicone wound dressing use. Wounds UK. 2005;1(3):104-109.
- Waring M, et al. An evaluation of the skin stripping of wound dressing adhesives. J Wound Care 2011;20(9):412-422.
- David, F. Comparison of two wound contact layers in acute wounds. Poster presentation at Journées Cicatrisations conference, Paris, France, 2017.
- Gotschall CS, et al. Prospective, randomized study of the efficacy of Mepitel on children with partial-thickness scalds. J Burn Care and Rehabil. 1998;19(4):279-283.
- Silverstein P, et al. An open, parallel, randomized, comparative, multicenter study to evaluate the cost-effectiveness, performance, tolerance, and safety of a silver-containing soft silicone foam dressing (intervention) vs silver sulfadiazine cream. J Burn Care Res. 2011;32(6):617-626.
- Gee Kee EL, et al. Randomized controlled trial of three burns dressings for partial thickness burns in children. Burns. 2015;41(5):946-955.
- Meaume S, et al. A study to compare a new self-adherent soft silicone dressing with a self-adherent polymer dressing in stage II pressure ulcers. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2003;49(9):44-51.
- Feili F, et al. Retention capacity. Poster presentation at EWMA Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 14-16 May 2008.
- Wiberg AB, et al. Preventing maceration with a soft silicone dressing: in-vitro evaluations. Poster presented at the 3rd Congress of WUWHS, Toronto, Canada. 4-8 June 2008.
- Collin O., Gelin Friberg, A/Thorell, J. An open non-controlled proof of concept investigation evaluating the use and handling of a soft silicone wound layer, Mepitel® One used as wound dressing after hand surgery. Molnlycke Health Care-CIR-MPT01 2010.
- David F, Wurtz J-L, Breton N, et al. A randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial comparing the performance of a soft silicone-coated wound contact layer (Mepitel One) with a lipidocolloid wound contact layer (UrgoTul) in the treatment of acute wounds. Int Wound J. 2018;15:159-169.
* A Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) score ≥30 mm was considered as clinically relevant pain
**UrgoTul is a registered trademark of Laboratoires URGO.
*** 100% re-epithelialisation