Mepilex XT Foam Dressings

What are The Benefits OF XT Foam Dressings?

XT foam dressings are incorporated with cutting-edge technologies that make them very useful for managing wounds. Some of their outstanding features and benefits include;

  • They are great for discharging wounds: XT foam dressings are made with polyurethane material, allowing them to take in vast exudates. Their absorption prowess is also enhanced by unique exudate channels incorporated into the design of XT foam dressings. These channels enable XT foam dressings to absorb fluid faster than other foam wound dressings. Furthermore, these dressings can handle different exudates, including viscous and thin discharges.
  • Convenient use: XT foam wound dressings are easy to use, comfortable and flexible. So, they can be used on any part of the body conveniently. In addition, XT foam dressings have a Safetac contact layer that safeguards healing tissue and sensitive skin, allowing for faster natural recovery. It also prevents leakage from wounds which can cause skin erosion.
  • They are durable: XT foams dressings' design and absorbent properties allow for extended wear times, which results in fewer dressing changes, improved patient compliance, and a reduced cost of care overall.
  • They are impervious to germs: XT foam dressings prevent contamination of wounds by bacteria and viruses. They are also breathable, allowing adequate aeration of injuries, which is crucial to wound healing.

Indications For XT Foam Wound Dressings

XT foam dressings are developed to treat various acute and chronic oozing wounds in all stages of the healing process. These wounds include;

  •  leg and foot ulcers, 
  • pressure ulcers 
  • traumatic injuries, etc.

How To Use XT Foam Dressings

Using XT foam wound dressings to treat your wounds is a simple and effective method of wound care. If you follow the instructions given by the manufacturer, you shouldn't run into any issues. Ensure that these dressings are applied to your wounds correctly by following the instructions.

  1. Wash your hands and put on sterile gloves
  2. Cleanse the wound according to standard protocol
  3. Make sure the skin that surrounds it is completely dry.
  4. Choose the correct size dressing for the wound. You can trim large wound dressings to size.
  5. Take off the protective films.
  6. The dressings should overlap the dry peri-wound skin by at least 1–2 centimeters for smaller dressing sizes (up to 10x11 centimeters) and by 5 centimeters for larger dressing sizes for the best possible results. This protects the wound from maceration and excoriation and helps the dressing stay in place.
  7. Secure the dressing with fixation tape or adhesive dressings.


XT foam dressings are an improvement on the typical foam wound care products. They are excellent for treating a wide range of exuding wounds.