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 Formulary Chapter 26: A5 - Wound management products and elasticated garments - Full Chapter
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 Please note: silk garments are non-formulary

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A5.02.04  Expand sub section  Hydrocolloid dressings
A5.02.04  Expand sub section  Without adhesive border
A5.02.04  Expand sub section  With adhesive border
A5.02.04  Expand sub section  Hydrocolloid-fibrous dressings
Aquacel range
(excluding Aquacel Ag)
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Type of wound product is suitable for
Moderate to heavy exudate, sloughy, necrotic or granulating wounds. Available in rope
for cavities

Duration dressing remains on wound before changing
Maximum 7 days

Frequency of dressing change
1-7 days depends on clinical need

Caution/contraindications (when not to use the dressing, patient groups to avoid etc.)
Not suitable for dry wounds. Non dissolvable. Known product or component sensitivity
Do not cut

Rationale for inclusion in formulary
Aids debridement of slough or necrotic tissue
Remains intact so easily removed in one piece
Absorbs exudate which aids most wound healing facilitating atraumatic dressing change,
Cost effective
 
   
UrgoClean
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Type of wound product is suitable for

All non-infected sloughy wounds. Diabetic foot ulcers

Duration dressing remains on wound before changing

1-3 days during the wound desloughing phase, then as often as required (up to 7 days) depending on the level of exudate and the clinical condition of the wound.

Frequency of dressing change

1-7 days dependent on clinical assessment.  

Caution/Contraindications (when not to use the dressing, patient groups to avoid etc.)

Known sensitivity to any component of the dressing.

Rationale for inclusion in formulary

No other comparable dressing available.

 
   
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