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16. Wound Management Products

Based on assessment a practitioner must decide on the treatment aim. For the wound this will depend on the tissue at the wound bed, the amount of exudate and the risk of infection. An accurate diagnosis of wound type could dictate specific dressings such as venous leg ulcers and compression. For the patient this may include the presence and type of wound related pain or preference.

If in doubt advice should be sought from the Tissue Viability Service.

Tissue Viability Team
Tel: 0191 5692970

The following local guidance is available for wound management: 

 Wound Dressing Order Form

 Wound Formulary Summary

If any patient requires a dressing not included on the formulary then an exception report (available from the Tissue Viability Service or as an appendix to Wound management Policy CL.021) should be completed and sent to the Tissue Viability Service.

CD&D APC “Do Not Prescribe List” and “Grey List – drugs prescribed under limited circumstances” available at: http://medicines.necsu.nhs.uk/guidelines/durham-darlington/



Hydrocolloid
BNF | BNFC | SPC

ActivHeal® Hydrocolloid

Alginate
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Activheal® Alginate

Antimicrobial
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Iodosorb®
Silvercel®

Alginate
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Activheal® Alginate

Hydrocolloid
BNF | BNFC | SPC

ActivHeal® Hydrocolloid

Foam
BNF | BNFC | SPC

ActiHeal® Foam
Kiliniderm® silicone foam

Foam – Adherent
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Activheal® Foam Adhesive

Foam – Non-adherent
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Activheal® non- adhesive Foam

Low adherent adhesive foam
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Kliniderm® silicone Foam
Mepore®
Mepore Ultra®

Super Absorbent
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Kliniderm® Superabsorbent Dressing

Cleanse with Povidone Iodine 2.5% dry powder spray (see section 13.11.4)

First line
Foam
ActivHeal®
2nd line
Antimicrobial (14 days only to notice results)
As above
3rd line
Topical steroid (daily for 7 days, no improvement seek advice)
1% Hydrocortisone

Non-adherent
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Atraumann
Povitulle

Compression if suitable (see leg ulcer treatment)
BNF | BNFC | SPC
Compression bandages
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Long stretch – K2®
Short stretch – Actico®
Maintenance – Activa® compression hosiery

Depends on healing potential – use wound type and description
Do not use compression

Retention bandages
BNF | BNFC | SPC

K Band®

Tubular bandages
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Comfifast®

Other bandages
BNF | BNFC | SPC

K Soft®
K Lite®
K-Lite Long®

Tape
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Clinipore®
Hypafix® (large area)

Film dressing
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Hydrofilm®

Skin Protector
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Proshield® Foam & Spray
Cutimed Protect Barrier Film®
Devon® foot and heel protector
Devon® utility pad

Emollients for leg ulcer patients
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Ointment – Hydromol®
Cream – Diprobase®

Irrigants
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Irripod®
Prontosan®

Miscellaneous
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Kendall AMD Foam®
UCS Debridement®
Aquacel Ribbon®
Appeel sterile medical adhesive remover
KerraPed®

Waterproof Protection
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Limb0®Kendall AMD Foam®

Simple Dressings
BNF | BNFC | SPC

Mepore®
Mepore Ultra®
Melolin®