(f) Low adherence dressings and wound contact materials

Polyester mesh with hydrocolloid particles/petroleum jelly

First Choice:
Lomatuell ® Pro
Silicone dressings
First Choice:
Mepitel ® One
Formulations/Dose
  • Lomatuell® Pro - Square (5cm x 5cm, 10cm x 10cm); Rectangle (10cm x 20cm, 10cm x 30cm)
  • Mepitel® One - Rectangle (6cm x 7cm, 9cm x 10cm, 13cm x 15cm, 24cm x 27.5cm)
Prescribing Notes
  • A simple secondary dressing is required. It should be reviewed and changed as required (see section(i)).
  • Lomatuell® Pro has a soft adherent contact layer, which creates a gel on contact with wound exudate.
  • Paraffin gauze dressing, e.g. Jelonet® should only be used in accordance with thermal injuries guidelines. Refer to the NHS Lothian Thermal (Burns) Injury Guidelines 4th Ed. 2014
  • Mepitel® One dressing has one low adherent contact side.  It can be used in awkward areas and where it can be left in situ for up to 14 days while a secondary dressing is changed.
  • Mepitel® must be used under black foam when using negative pressure wound therapy, e.g. VAC.