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Assessing Mepilex® Border in post-operative wound care

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Assessing Mepilex® Border in post-operative wound care

Minna Tikkanen, Sirpa Halonen, Tiina Pukki
1 March 2010

Aims: An important component of surgical wound management is the selection of suitable dressings, especially for wounds with post-operative complications. The aim of this study was to survey the opinions of surgical nurses on the efficacy of Mepilex® Border (Mölnlycke Health Care) in the post-operative treatment of surgical wounds healing by primary intention, compared with previous dressing regimens.

Method: This study used a questionnaire designed to establish the suitability and performance of Mepilex Border in the treatment of exuding surgical wounds healing by primary intention. The questionnaire was distributed to 300 surgical nurses in three Finnish hospitals. The response rate of the survey was 38%.

Results: The 113 surgical nurses who responded to the questionnaire found Mepilex Border easy to use with excellent performance characteristics.

Conclusions: The results of this survey demonstrate that surgical nurses found the performance of Mepilex Border to be superior in the treatment of surgical wounds when compared to previous dressing regimens.

Conflict of interest: This survey was funded by Mölnlycke Health Care (Gothenburg, Sweden).

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