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Alginate dressings on the Drug Tariff

Author(s)

Andrew Heenan
RGN RMN BA(Hons)

Email: andrew2@heenan.net

Contents
Published: Mar 2004
Last updated: Jul 2004
Revision: 1.1

Keywords: Drug Tariff; wound management; alginate dressings; cavity dressings.

Abstract

This article includes all the alginate dressings included in the Drug Tariff [1]. Proprietary names are included for convenience.


Alginate dressings, sterile

For medium to heavily exuding wounds. These dressings are not ideal for infected wounds, and should not be used on dry wounds, or those covered with dry necrotic tissue.

Alginate dressings, sterile
Product name Size Basic price per item
ActivHeal  5cm x 5cm  57p 
10cm x 10cm  111p 
10cm x 20cm  273p 
Algisite M  5cm x 5cm  79p 
10cm x 10cm  163p 
15cm x 20cm  437p 
Algosteril  5cm x 5cm  78p 
10cm x 10cm  178p 
10cm x 20cm  302p 
Curasorb  5cm x 5cm  69p 
10cm x 10cm  146p 
10cm x 14cm  236p 
10cm x 20cm  287p 
15cm x 25cm  505p 
30cm x 61cm  2650p 
Curasorb Plus  10cm x 10cm  200p 
Curasorb Zn  5cm x 5cm  78p 
10cm x 10cm  165p 
10cm x 20cm  324p 
Kaltostat  5cm x 5cm  81p 
7.5cm x 12cm  177p 
10cm x 20cm  343p 
15cm x 25cm  590p 
Melgisorb  5cm x 5cm  78p 
10cm x 10cm  162p 
10cm x 20cm  303p 
Sorbalgon  5cm x 5cm  71p 
10cm x 10cm  150p 
Sorbsan  5cm x 5cm  74p 
10cm x 10cm  155p 
10cm x 20cm  290p 
Tegagen  5cm x 5cm  75p 
10cm x 10cm  158p 
Trionic  5cm x 10cm  119p 
10cm x 15cm  268p 
10cm x 20cm  332p 

Alginate dressings with absorbent backing, sterile

For medium to heavily exuding wounds
Alginate dressings with absorbent backing, sterile
Product name dimensions contact pad border price
Sorbsan Plus  7.5cm x 10cm      157p 
10cm x 15cm      277p 
10cm x 20cm      353p 
15cm x 20cm      490p 
Sorbsan Plus SA (with adhesive border)  11.5cm x 14cm  7.5cm x 10cm  2cm  273p 
14cm x 19cm  10cm x 15cm  2cm  398p 
14cm x 24cm  10cm x 20cm  2cm  481p 
19cm x 24cm  15cm x 20cm  2cm  604p 

Alginate containing hydrocolloid dressing, sterile

For medium to heavily exuding wounds. Please note that the majority of these dressings are alginates; those dressings that are not alginates are included here to keep cavity dressings together.

Alginate containing hydrocolloid dressing, sterile
Product name Size Basic price
SeaSorb Soft  5cm x 5cm  83p 
10cm x 10cm  198p 
15cm x 15cm  376p 
Urgosorb Pad  5cm x 5cm  75p 
10cm x 10cm  180p 
10cm x 20cm  330p 

Cavity dressings

For medium/heavily exuding cavity wounds. Please note that the majority of these dressings are alginates; those dressings that are not alginates are included here to keep all the cavity dressings together.

Cavity dressings
Product name Shape Size/weight Basic price
ActivHeal    2cm x 30cm  205p 
Algisite M-Rope    2cm x 30cm  295p 
Algosteril Rope    30cm / 2G  322p 
Allevyn Cavity  Circular  5cm diameter  358p 
10cm diameter  854p 
Tubular  9cm x 2.5cm  347p 
12cm x 4cm  611p 
Allevyn Plus Cavity    1.5cm x 20cm  161p 
5cm x 6cm  161p 
10cm x 10cm  268p 
15cm x 20cm  536p 
Aquacel Ribbon    2cm x 45cm  236p 
Aquacel Ag Ribbon    2cm x 45cm  395p 
Contreet Foam Filler    5cm x 8cm  345p 
Curasorb Rope    30cm  278p 
61cm  488p 
91cm  525p 
Curasorb Zn Rope    30cm  311p 
Kaltostat    2g  322p 
Melgisorb Cavity  x3 pieces  2.2cm x 32cm  306p 
SeaSorb Soft Filler    44cm  234p 
Sorbalgon T    30cm / 2g  306p 
Sorbsan Packing    2g  322p 
Sorbsan Ribbon  with probe  40cm  188p 
Tegagen    2cm x 30cm  263p 
Tielle Packing    9.5cm x 9.5cm  200p 
Trionic Rope    2cm x 30cm  360p 
Urgosorb Rope    30cm  240p 

Conforming foam cavity dressing

Product name Size Basic price
Cavi-Care  20g  16.83 

Publishing history

This set of articles is based on an earlier series, Dressings on the Drug Tariff, which ran from July 1997 to November 1998. The following include alginate dressings:

References

1. Prescription Pricing Authority, Department of Health. Drug Tariff. London: The Stationery Office, June 2004.




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