netFormulary NHS
Herefordshire & Worcestershire
Medicines and Prescribing Committee
 Search
 Formulary Chapter 19: Wound Care Formulary - Full Chapter
Notes:
Secondary Care Staff: Dressings are expensive and have specific uses. See dressings information sheet on ward for choice and use of dressings or discuss with a Trust Tissue Viability representative. Also, see the Countywide Wound Care Formulary for more information.
Chapter Links...
 Details...
19.15  Expand sub section  Surgical absorbents
Surgical absorbents (Gauze swabs type 13 light BP 1988 8ply non-sterile)
View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF
Formulary
Green

Size

  • 10cm x 10cm (pack of 100)

Use

  • For use to clean peri wound area
  • Wound bed cleansing should be done by irrigation.

Caution

  • Not to be applied as a wound dressing.

 

 
 
Surgical absorbents (Gauze Swabs type 13 light BP 1988 8ply sterile)
View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF
Formulary
Green

Size

  • 7.5cm x 7.5cm (pack of 5)

Use

  • For use to clean peri wound area.
  • Wound bed cleansing should be done by irrigation.

Caution

  • Not to be applied as a wound dressing.

 

 
 
Absorbant cellulose dressing (Vilwasorb ProŽ)
View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF
Restricted Drug Restricted
Green

PRIMARY CARE USE ONLY.

Sizes

  • 12.5cm x 12.5cm
  • 12.5cm x 22.5cm
  • 22cm x 22cm
  • 22cm x 32cm

Use

  • Highly conformable superabsorbant dressing with intergrated wound contact layer.
  • To be used on heavily exuding wounds.
  • Suitable for leaking legs and lymphorrhaea
  • Suitable for use under compression bandaging.

Caution

  • Do not use on lightly exuding wounds.
  • Not suitable for cavity wounds as the dressing will expand on absorption of exudate.
  • DO NOT CUT OR TEAR.
 
 
Surgical absorbants (Xupad)
View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF
Restricted Drug Restricted
Green

Size

  • 10cm x 12cm
  • 10cm x 20cm
  • 20cm x 40cm

Use

  • Only for use on in-patient units
  • Latex free, ultra absorbent dressing pad.

Application

  • 1-7days depending on exudate.

Caution

  • Not for more moderate or exuding wounds.
  • Always consider an interactive dressing.
 
 
 ....
 Non Formulary Items
Aquacel Ag

View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF
Non Formulary

Size

  • 10cm x 10cm
  • 15cm x 15cm
  • 2cm x 45cm
  • 5cm x 5cm
Iodoflex 17g

View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF
Non Formulary
Mesitran (Honey ointment) 15g

View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF
Non Formulary
Mesitran S (Honey ointment) 15g

View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF
Non Formulary
  
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
click to search medicines.org.uk
Link to adult BNF
click to search medicines.org.uk
Link to children's BNF
click to search medicines.org.uk
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

Red

Secondary care only, not to be prescribed in primary care.   

Amber 2

Specialist initiation with shared care guidance Medicines which should be initiated in secondary care by the specialist with follow-on prescription and monitoring according to a specific Shared Care (SC) Guideline. Prescribing may be continued in primary care in line with a shared care guideline   

Amber with Shared Care

Specialist initiation with shared care guidance Medicines which should be initiated in secondary care by the specialist with follow-on prescription and monitoring according to a specific Shared Care (SC) Guideline. Prescribing may be continued in primary care in line with a shared care guideline   

Amber

Considered suitable for primary care prescribing following specialist initiation/recommendation.  

Green

Considered appropriate for prescribing in both secondary and primary care. Suitable for initiation in primary care.   

netFormulary