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Hydrocolloid 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; hydrocolloid dressings; semi-permeable dressings; silver dressings.

Abstract

This article includes all the hydrocolloid dressings included in the Drug Tariff [1]. Proprietary names are included for convenience. Probably the first dressings to fully exploit the concept of moist wound healing, there is still a major role for hydrocolloid dressings in light to medium exuding wounds. Hydrocolloids are not ideal for infected wounds. The dressing requires a margin of smooth skin around the wound to ensure adhesion. Dressings need frequent change with heavily exuding wounds.


Semi-permeable dressing with adhesive border

For light to medium exuding wounds. Not suitable for infected wounds; heavy exudate necessitates too frequent dressing changes.

Absorbent Hydrocolloid dressing: semi-permeable, sterile with adhesive border
Product name Dimensions Contact pad Border Basic price
Comfeel Plus Contour Dressing*  6cm x 8cm  6cm x 8cm   irregular  1.89 
9cm x 11cm  9cm x 11cm  irregular  3.28 
Comfeel Plus Pressure Relieving Dressing - Circular  7cm diameter  7cm  irregular  2.95  
10cm diameter  10cm  irregular  3.95 
15cm diameter  15cm  irregular  5.95 
Granuflex (Bordered) - Square  6cm x 6cm  6cm x 6cm   2cm  1.48 
10cm x 10cm  10cm x 10cm   2-2.5cm  2.83 
15cm x 15cm  15cm x 15cm   2.5cm  5.35 
Granuflex (Bordered) - Triangular  10cm x 13cm  10cm x 13cm   2-2.5cm  3.34 
15cm x 18cm  15cm x 18cm  2-2.5cm  5.21 
Hydrocoll Border (Bevelled Edge) - Square  5cm x 5cm  3.5cm x 3.5cm  0.75cm  0.88 
7.5cm x 7.5cm   4.5cm x 4.5cm  1.5cm  1.45 
10cm x 10cm   7.75 x 7.75cm   1.25cm  2.12 
12.5cm x 12.5cm  (4)  1.5cm  3.98 
Hydrocoll Border (Bevelled Edge) - Concave*  8cm x 12cm  9.3cm x 4.7cm  irregular  1.86 
Hydrocoll Border (Bevelled Edge) - Sacral*  12cm x 18cm  14cm x 11cm  irregular  3.17 
Tegasorb - Oval  10cm x 12cm  7cm x 9cm  1.5cm  2.20 
13cm x 15cm  10cm x 12cm  1.5cm  4.11 
Ultec Pro - Square  10.5cm x 10.5cm   6.4cm x 6.4cm   2.05cm  1.39 
14cm x 14cm  10.5cm x 10.5cm  1.75cm  2.24 
21cm x 21cm  15.2cm x 15.2cm  2.9cm  4.49  
Ultec Pro - Sacral  15cm x 18cm   10cm x 12.5cm  irregular  3.17 
19.5cm x 23cm   15cm x 17.5cm  irregular  4.88 

*Contoured to facilitate application to difficult areas

Semi-permeable dressing - without adhesive border

For light to medium exuding wounds. Not suitable for infected wounds; heavy exudate necessitates too frequent dressing changes.

Hydrocolloid dressing: semi-permeable dressing without adhesive border
Product name Shape/type Dimensions Basic price
ActivHeal  Square  10cm x 10cm  1.52 
15cm x 15cm  3.31 
Sacral  15cm x 18cm  3.84  
Comfeel (Bevelled Edge)  Square  10cm x 10cm  2.37 
15cm x 15cm  4.75 
20cm x 20cm  7.26 
Comfeel Plus Ulcer Dressing (Bevelled Edge)  Square  10cm x 10cm  2.09 
15cm x 15cm  4.48 
20cm x 20cm  6.45 
Rectangular  4cm x 6cm  0.82 
Triangular  18cm x 20cm  4.87 
DuoDERM Signal  Square  10cm x 10cm  1.79 
14cm x 14 cm  3.14 
20cm x 20cm  6.24 
Heel  18.5cm x 19.5cm  4.39 
Sacral  22.5cm x 20cm  5.13 
Granuflex (Modified)  Square  10cm x 10cm  2.38 
15cm x 15cm  4.51 
20cm x 20cm  6.79 
Rectangular  20cm x 20cm  4.89 
Hydrocoll Basic  Square  10cm x 10cm  2.15 
Replicare Ultra  Square  10cm x 10cm  2.21 
15cm x 15cm  4.40 
20cm x 20cm  6.49 
Sacral*  15cm x 18cm  4.16 
Tegasorb  Square  10cm x 10cm  2.24 
15cm x 15cm  4.34 
Ultec Pro  Square  10cm x 10cm  2.19 
15cm x 15cm  4.27 
20cm x 20cm  6.43 

*Contoured to facilitate application to difficult areas.

Thin semi-permeable dressing with adhesive border

For light to medium exuding wounds
Hydrocolloid dressing - thin semi-permeable - sterile with adhesive border
Product name Dimensions Contact pad Border Basic price
Tegasorb Thin - Oval  10cm x 12cm  7cm x 9cm  1.5cm  1.46 
13cm x 15cm  10cm x 12cm  1.5cm  2.74 

Thin semi-permeable dressing - without adhesive border

Hydrocolloid dressings - thin semi-permeable - sterile without adhesive border
Product name Shape Dimensions Basic price
Askina Biofilm Transparent  Square  10cm x 10cm  0.98 
15cm x 15cm  2.23 
20cm x 20cm  2.91 
Comfeel Plus Transparent Dressing  Square  10cm x 10cm  1.09 
15cm x 15cm  2.84 
20cm x 20cm  2.90 
Rectangular  5cm x 7cm  0.57 
5cm x 15cm  1.35 
5cm x 25cm  2.20 
9cm x 14cm  2.07 
9cm x 25cm  2.95 
15cm x 20cm  2.88 
DuoDERM Extra Thin  Rectangular  5cm x 10cm  0.64 
Square  7.5cm x 7.5cm  0.68 
10cm x 10cm  1.12 
15cm x 15cm  2.42 
Hydrocoll Thin Film  Square  7.5cm x 7.5cm  0.61 
10cm x 10cm  1.01 
15cm x 15cm  2.28 
Tegasorb Thin  Square  10cm x 10cm  1.47 

Semi-permeable dressing - with adhesive border

For chronic and acute exuding wounds.

Hydrocolloid dressings - semi-permeable - sterile with adhesive border
Product name Dimensions Contact pad Border Basic price
Alione - Square  10cm x 10cm   6cm x 6cm  2cm  2.74 
12.5cm x 12.5cm   8.5cm x 8.5cm  2cm  3.77 
15cm x 15cm  10cm x 10cm   2.5cm  4.77 
20cm x 20cm  14cm x 14cm  3cm  7.13 
Alione - Rectangular  12cm x 20cm  8cm x 16cm  2cm  4.95 
CombiDERM - Square  10cm x 10cm  5cm x 5cm  2.5cm  1.39 
14cm x 14cm  7.5cm x 7.5cm  3.5cm  1.93 
20cm x 20cm  13cm x 13cm  3.5cm  3.71 
CombiDERM - Triangular  15cm x 18cm   8cm x 11cm   3cm  3.34 
20cm x 23cm   12cm x 15cm  4cm  4.48 
Versiva - Square  9cm x 9cm  5cm x 5cm   2cm  2.22 
14cm x 14cm   10cm x 10cm   2cm  4.14 
19cm x 19cm  15cm x 15cm   2cm  6.45 
Versiva - Rectangular  19cm x 24cm  15cm x 20cm  2cm  7.79 
Versiva - Sacral  19cm x 17.7cm   12cm x 13cm  irregular  5.49 
21cm x 22.5cm   14cm x 15cm  irregular  7.79 
Versiva - Heel  19.5cm x 18.5cm  11.5cm x 15.5cm  irregular  6.62 

Semi-permeable dressing - with non-adhesive border

For chronic and acute exuding wounds.

Hydrocolloid dressing - semi-permeable - sterile with non-adhesive border
Product name Dimensions Contact pad Border Basic price
Alione - Square  10cm x 10cm  6cm x 6cm  2cm  2.74 
12.5cm x 12.5cm  8.5cm x 8.5cm  2cm  3.77 
15cm x 15cm  10cm x 10cm  2.5cm  4.77 
20cm x 20cm  14cm x 14cm  3cm  7.13 
Alione - Rectangular  12cm x 20cm  8cm x 16cm  2cm  4.95 
CombiDERM-N - Square  7.5cm x 7.5cm  5.5cm x 5.5cm  1cm  1.09 
14cm x 14cm  11cm x 11cm  1.5cm  1.94 
CombiDERM-N - Rectangular  15cm x 25cm  13cm x 23cm  1cm  3.95 

Fibrous dressing - without adhesive border

For medium to heavily exuding wounds.

Hydrocolloid dressings - fibrous - sterile without adhesive border
Product name Dimensions Basic price
Aquacel*  5cm x 5cm  0.99 
10cm x 10cm  2.35 
15cm x 15cm  4.43 

* Should be covered with moisture-retentive dressing.

Fibrous dressing - silver impregnated - sterile

Hydrocolloid dressings - fibrous - silver impregnated - sterile with adhesive border
Product name Dimensions Basic price
Aquacel Ag - Square  5cm x 5cm  1.65 
10cm x 10cm  3.93 
15cm x 15cm  7.40 
Aquacel Ag - Rectangular  20cm x 30cm  18.36 

Silver impregnated dressing - without adhesive border

Hydrocolloid dressings - silver impregnated - sterile without adhesive border
Product name Shape Dimensions Basic price
Contreet Hydrocolloid  Square  10cm x 10cm  6.25 
15cm x 15cm  12.50 

Hydrocolloid paste

Hydrocolloid paste
Product name Weight Basic price
Comfeel Paste  50g  5.89 

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.

References

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




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