Note From Midtown Health's Customer Service Department:
It is important to always contact your physician or wound specialist before starting any wound care therapy.
Additional Information as Provided by the Manufacturer
Mepore Film is a flexible, transparent, breathable film dressing made of polyurethane, coated with a polyacrylic adhesive. The dressing is supported with a transparent sheet paper frame to ease the application.
Mepore Film is a transparent self-adhesive film dressing ideal as secondary fixation dressing and as primary dressing for a wide range of clean wounds. Mepore Film's application system is designed for ease-of-use.
Mepore Film provides a flexible, transparent covering to protect the wound, while conforming to surface irregularities and body contours. The film provides a barrier to fluid strike-through and viral and bacterial contamination.
Mepore Film maintains a moist environment in the wound. Thanks to its high vapor permeability, Mepore Film allows excess moisture to pass away from the wound and surrounding skin.
- Supporting protection foil and paper frame for ease of application
- Transparent, breathable, elastic polyurethane film for patient comfort and optimized wound healing
- Viral and bacteria proof film, impermeable to fluids, for a safe and protective environment
- Skin-friendly polyacrylic adhesive for gentle and secure fixation
Mode of Action
Mepore Film provides a flexible, transparent covering to protect the wound while conforming to surface irregularities and body contours.
Mepore Film maintains a moist environment yet thanks to its vapor permeability allows excess moisture pass away from the wound and surrounding skin.
Mepore Film provides a barrier to fluid strike-through and bacterial contamination.
Mepore Film is intended for a wide range of wounds in the granulation phase such as superficial burns, IV sites, abrasions, lacerations, donor sites, superficial pressure ulcers, closed surgical wounds, and may help to prevent skin breakdown.
Mepore Film can be used as a conformable fixation device or as a secondary dressing to cover dressings such as hydrogels, alginates and foam dressings
Mepore Film should not be applied on patients who are sensitive to acrylic adhesive.
Mepore Film should not be used directly on full thickness wounds involving muscle, tendon or bone or on third degree burns.
1. Clean the application area. Dry the healthy surrounding skin.
2. Choose the correct dressing size to allow a margin which adheres to dry healthy skin around the wound or catheter site. The dressing may be cut and can be overlapped.
3. For size 10x25 cm (4x10 inches) and 15x21.5 cm (6x8.5 inches) only: Remove center cut-out and discard.
4. Remove the protection paper (printed Mepore) to expose the adhesive.
5. Apply Mepore Film and remove the paper frame.
6. Remove the two white paper side tabs.
Dressing Change and Removal
1. The dressing may be left in place for several days depending on the wound/skin condition, or as indicated by good clinical practice.
2. Lift a corner of the dressing and gently pull the film along the skin (in the direction of hair growth).
Sterility is guaranteed unless the inner package is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not re-sterilize.
30 Years of Dependability
Since 1979, more than 1.5 billion original Mepore dressings have been sold. Perhaps because Mepore was the world's first self-adhesive dressing*. Perhaps because of the continual performance updates, keeping up with the needs of patients and professionals and setting the standards for all conventional dressings along the way. But mostly, we think, for one simple unsurprising reason: dependable performance, shift in and shift out. Since day one.
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While we cannot administer medical advice, our Customer Service Team members are available to assist you with the ordering of wound care or other medical supplies. Our toll-free number is 1-866-774-9513 Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CST (7:00 am to 3:00 pm PST / 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST). If you prefer to correspond by email, our address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mepore is available in seven different sizes: 2.5" x 3", 3.6" x 4", 3.6" x 6", 3.6" x 8", 3.6" x 10", 3.6" x 12", and 3.6" x 14". We also carry the full line of Mepore varieties: Mepore Self-Adhering, Mepore IV, and Mepore Pro. In fact, we offer Molnlycke's entire line of consumer wound care products.
Midtown Health offers high quality Pacifica Exam Gloves to be worn while cleaning the wound and changing dressings. After consulting your physician, products such as Blairex Sterile Wound Wash Saline or Sea-Clens are good options for wound cleansing. Many of our customers have reported excellent results using Puracyn Skin and Wound Cleanser OTC (formerly Microcyn OTC). Puracyn OTC is an innovative new approach to wound care promoting faster healing time. It is a non-irritating, pH-balanced wound cleanser for minor cuts, burns, irritations, and superficial abrasions of the skin.
After the wound has closed, proven scar treatments such as Cica-Care, Mepiform, or Kelo-Cote will improve the appearance of scars and prevent abnormal or excessive scar formation. Always consult your physician or wound care specialist before starting any wound care treatment program.
We also carry supplies for compression wrapping such as Comprilan, Elastoplast, and Jobst Cover-Roll.