Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull and environs APC Formulary
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26 A5 - Wound management products and elasticated garments

 Please note: silk garments are non-formulary

A5-01-02 For moderately to heavily exuding wounds

Zetuvit E
Formulary
Absorbent cellulose pad with fluid repellent backing

Type of wound product is suitable for
Moderate exuding wounds . Secondary dressing.
Available in non sterile and sterile.
Only sterile to be used for wound care.

Duration dressing remains on wound before changing
1-7 days

Frequency of dressing change
Usually 1-2 days or when wet. If using daily consider Zetuvit Plus

Caution/contraindications (when not to use the dressing, patient groups to avoid etc.)
Known product or component sensitivity
Do not cut or tear

Rationale for inclusion in formulary
Required for absorbency, for moderately exuding wounds
Step down from Zetuvit Plus

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Zetuvit PLUS
Formulary
Super absorbent dressing

Type of wound product is suitable for
Moderate to heavily exuding acute and chronic wounds. Secondary dressing only

Duration dressing remains on wound before changing
1-7 days

Frequency of dressing change
1-3 days, if changing daily, review if needs more highly absorbent dressing, if lasting 7
days step down to Zetuvit E

Caution/contraindications (when not to use the dressing, patient groups to avoid etc.)
Do not use if sensitivity to dressing or components
Do not cut or tear

Rationale for inclusion in formulary
Moderate to heavily exuding wounds, higher absorbency than Zetuvit E. Cost effective.

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