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 Formulary Chapter 26: A5 - Wound Managment Formulary (Dressings/Elastic Hoisery) - Full Chapter
Notes:

This chapter of the formulary is populated with formulary dressings only. If a dressing is not listed it should be considered non-formulary.

The roll-out of a non-prescription dressings supply service is complete in Crawley, Horsham and Mid-Sussex. (excluding some of the nursing homes)

 Details...
A5.01  Expand sub section  Basic wound contact dressings
A5.01.01  Expand sub section  Low adherence dressings
A5.01.02  Expand sub section  Absorbent dressings
A5.01.02  Expand sub section  For lightly exuding wounds
A5.01.02  Expand sub section  For moderately to heavily exuding wounds to top
A5.01.02  Expand sub section  For heavily exuding wounds
A5.02  Expand sub section  Advanced wound dressings
A5.02.01  Expand sub section  Hydrogel dressings
A5.02.01  Expand sub section  Hydrogel application (amorphous)
A5.02.01  Expand sub section  Hydrogel sheet dressings to top
A5.02.01.01  Expand sub section  Sodium hyaluronate dressings
A5.02.02  Expand sub section  Vapour-permeable films and membranes
A5.02.02  Expand sub section  Vapour-permeable Adhesive Film Dressing (Semi-permeable Adhesive Dressing)
A5.02.02  Expand sub section  Vapour-permeable Adhesive Film Dressing with absorbent pad
A5.02.02  Expand sub section  For intravenous and subcutaneous catheter sites to top
A5.02.03  Expand sub section  Soft polymer dressings
A5.02.03  Expand sub section  Without absorbent pad
A5.02.03  Expand sub section  With absorbent pad
A5.02.03  Expand sub section  Bio-cellulose dressings
A5.02.04  Expand sub section  Hydrocolloid dressings to top
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
A5.02.04  Expand sub section  Polyurethane matrix dressing
A5.02.05  Expand sub section  Foam dressings to top
A5.02.05  Expand sub section  For lightly exuding wounds
A5.02.05  Expand sub section  For lightly to moderately exuding wounds
A5.02.05  Expand sub section  For moderately to heavily exuding wounds
A5.02.06  Expand sub section  Alginate dressings
A5.02.07  Expand sub section  Capillary-action dressings to top
A5.02.08  Expand sub section  Odour absorbent dressings
A5.03  Expand sub section  Antimicrobial dressings
A5.03.01  Expand sub section  Honey
A5.03.01  Expand sub section  Sheet dressing
A5.03.01  Expand sub section  Honey-based topical application to top
A5.03.02  Expand sub section  Iodine
A5.03.03  Expand sub section  Silver
A5.03.03  Expand sub section  Low adherence dressings
A5.03.03  Expand sub section  With charcoal
A5.03.03  Expand sub section  Soft polymer dressings to top
A5.03.03  Expand sub section  Hydrocolloid dressings
A5.03.03  Expand sub section  Foam dressings
A5.03.03  Expand sub section  Alginate dressings
A5.03.04  Expand sub section  Other antimicrobials
A5.04  Expand sub section  Specialised dressings to top
A5.04.01  Expand sub section  Protease-modulating matrix dressings
A5.04.02  Expand sub section  Silicone keloid dressings
A5.04.02  Expand sub section  Silicone sheets
A5.04.02  Expand sub section  Silicone gel
A5.05  Expand sub section  Adjunct dressings and appliances to top
A5.05.01  Expand sub section  Gauze and tissue
A5.05.01  Expand sub section  Surgical absorbents
A5.05.01  Expand sub section  Cotton
A5.05.01  Expand sub section  Lint
A5.05.01  Expand sub section  Pads to top
A5.05.02  Expand sub section  Wound drainage pouches
A5.06  Expand sub section  Complex adjunct therapies
A5.06.01  Expand sub section  Topical negative pressure therapy
A5.06.01  Expand sub section  Vacuum assisted closure products
A5.06.01  Expand sub section  Wound drainage collection devices to top
A5.06.01  Expand sub section  Accessories
A5.07  Expand sub section  Wound care accessories
A5.07.01  Expand sub section  Dressing packs
A5.07.02  Expand sub section  Woven and fabric swabs
A5.07.03  Expand sub section  Surgical adhesive tapes to top
A5.07.03  Expand sub section  Permeable adhesive tapes
A5.07.03  Expand sub section  Occlusive adhesive tapes
A5.07.04  Expand sub section  Adhesive dressings
A5.07.04  Expand sub section  Vapour permeable adhesive dressings
A5.07.05  Expand sub section  Skin closure dressings to top
A5.07.05  Expand sub section  Skin closure strips, sterile
A5.08  Expand sub section  Bandages
A5.08.01  Expand sub section  Non-extensible bandages
A5.08.02  Expand sub section  Light-weight conforming bandages
A5.08.03  Expand sub section  Tubular bandages and garments to top
A5.08.03  Expand sub section  Elasticated
A5.08.03  Expand sub section  Non-elasticated
A5.08.03  Expand sub section  Silk Clothing
A5.08.04  Expand sub section  Support bandages
A5.08.05  Expand sub section  Adhesive bandages to top
A5.08.06  Expand sub section  Cohesive bandages
A5.08.06  Expand sub section  Cohesive extensible bandages
A5.08.07  Expand sub section  Compression bandages
 note  COMPRESSION (only health care staff who have undergone the specific training should apply compression bandaging.)
A5.08.07  Expand sub section  High compression bandage
A5.08.07  Expand sub section  Short stretch compression bandage to top
A5.08.07  Expand sub section  Sub-compression wadding bandage
A5.08.08  Expand sub section  Multi-layer compression bandaging
A5.08.08  Expand sub section  Four layer systems
A5.08.08  Expand sub section  Two layer systems
A5.08.09  Expand sub section  Medicated bandages to top
A5.08.09  Expand sub section  Medicated stocking
A5.09  Expand sub section  Compression hosiery and garments
A5.09.01  Expand sub section  Graduated compression hosiery
A5.09.01  Expand sub section  Accessories
A5.09.01  Expand sub section  Suspender to top
A5.09.01  Expand sub section  Anklets
A5.09.01  Expand sub section  Knee caps
A5.09.02  Expand sub section  Lymphoedema garments
A5.10  Expand sub section  Skin Protection
A5.11  Expand sub section  Appliances to top
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Key
note Notes
Section Title Section Title (top level)
Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
Display tracking information
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Link to adult BNF
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Link to children's BNF
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Link to SPCs
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Black

Comment : Not to be routinely commissioned (prescribed) in any care setting (primary or secondary care). This may be due to a lack of good clinical evidence, cost effectiveness, concerns over safety or due to the availability of more suitable alternatives. As such, drugs classified as Black should be considered as non-formulary.   

Red

Initiation : Specialist only
Repeat Prescribing : Specialist
Monitoring : Specialist
Comment : Prescribing must be in line with any specific treatment criteria outlined. In exceptional circumstances a GP may be asked to prescribe the specialist must provide adequate information and support.   

Amber

Initiation : Specialist only
Repeat Prescribing : Primary care OR specialist
Monitoring : Primary care OR specialist
Comment : Monitoring according to Effective Shared Care Agreement (ESCA) for stabilised patients only. GP agreement should be requested by specialist and confirmed/declined by GP on a patient-by-patient basis.   

Blue

Initiation/Recommendation : Specialist only
Repeat Prescribing : Primary care
Monitoring : Primary care
Comment : Should be initiated or recommended by a specialist. Monitoring of either medicine or disease does not require specialist skills or equipment   

Green

Initiation : Primary care or specialist
Repeat Prescribing : Primary care
Monitoring : Primary care
Comment : Suitable for non specialist initiation   

OTC

Patients should be advised to purchase if approriate.  

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