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

A5-02-03 With absorbent pad

Allevyn Life
Formulary
Hydrocellular foam dressing
Type of wound product is suitable for
Shallow granulating wounds, acute and chronic exuding wounds, full and partial thickness wounds
such as leg ulcer, malignant wound, surgical wound. Primary dressing
Silicone adhesive
Duration dressing remains on wound before changing
Up to 7 days dependent on dressing indicators
Frequency of dressing change
Up to 3 times a week maximum
Caution/contraindications (when not to use the dressing, patient groups to avoid etc.) Do not use with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions or hydrogen peroxide Discontinue if reddening or sensitivity occurs.
Do not cut
Caution under compression where exudate levels are moderate to high
Rationale for inclusion in formulary
Fragile skin with absorbency and conformability, problematic healing wounds. Odour control.

Amber View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
kliniderm Foam Silicone
Formulary
  • November 2016: approved for use, replacing Mepilex

    Polyurethane foam with adhesive silicone wound contact layer

    Type of wound product is suitable for
    Suitable for acute and chronic wounds including leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, superficial and partial thickness burns, donor sites, post operative wounds and skin abrasions. Suitable for low to moderately exuding wounds for patients with fragile skin
    Available in border and non border

    Duration dressing remains on wound before changing
    Up to 7 days

    Frequency of dressing change
    1-7 days dependant on exudate level

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

    Rationale for inclusion in formulary
    Wound contact surface is coated with a layer of soft silicone which reduces trauma to delicate tissue. Range of shapes and sizes available.

  • Amber View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
    Mepilex
    Non Formulary
    Replaced by Kliniderm

    Black View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF