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Vapour-Permeable Dressings
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Author: Andrew Heenan RGN RMN BA(Hons)

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

Vapour-permeable Adhesive Film Dressings

Product

Size

 

Price

ActivHeal Film

6cm x 7cm 

 

32p

10cm x 12.7cm 

 

74p

15cm x 17.8cm 

 

181p

Aslkina Derm 

6cm x 7cm 

 

36p

10cm x 12cm 

 

104p

10cm x 20cm   197p

15cm x 20cm 

 

239p

20cm x 30cm  427p

Bioclusive 

10.2cm x 12.7cm 

 

154p

Central Gard

16cm x 7cm

central line

94p 

16cm x 8cm

central line

103p 

C-View 

6cm x 7cm 

 

38p

10cm x 12cm 

 

102p

12cm x 12cm  109p

15cm x 20cm 

 

236p

Episil

12cm x 12cm 110p
12cm x 35cm 275p
15cm x 20cm 210p

Easi-V

7cm x 7.5cm peripheral lines 38p
Hydrofilm  6cm x 7cm  21p

10cm x 12.5cm

 

40p

10cm x 15cm 

 

50p

10cm x 25cm  77p

12cm x 25cm 

 

81p

15cm x 20cm  92p
20cm x 30cm  152p
Hydrofilm IV control 7cm x 9cm   29p

Hypafix Transparent

10cm x 2m  824p

IV3000

5cm x 6cm

1-hand

40p

6cm x 7cm

non-winged peripheral 

52p

7cm x 9cm

ported peripheral 

69p

9cm x 12cm

PICC line

135p

10cm x 12cmcentral line  132p

Leukomed T

7.2cm x 5cm 35p
8cm x 10cm  66p
10cm x 12.5cm  96p
11cm x 14cm  116p
15cm x 20cm  223p
15cm x 25cm  238p

Mepore Film 

6cm x 7cm 

 

44p

10cm x 12cm  

 

118p

10cm x 25cm  

 

229p

15cm x 20cm  

 

291p

Mepore IV5cm x 5.5cm  30p
8cm x 9cm  38p
10cm x 11cm  101

Niko Fix IV

7cm x 8.5cm

 

19p

OpSite Flexifix
(non sterile)

5cm x 1m

  369p

10cm x 1m

  622p

OpSite Flexigrid 

6cm x 7cm 

 

37p

12cm x 12cm 

 

106p

15cm x 20cm 

 

269p

Pharmapore-PU.- I.V.6cm x 7cmported cannula8p
7cm x 9cmone hand application17p
8.5cm x 7cmfor cannula7p

Polyskin II 

4cm x 4cm 

 

36p

5cm x 7cm 

 

39p

10cm x 12cm 

 

101p

10cm x 20cm 

 

200p

15cm x 20cm 

 

231p

20cm x 25cm 

 

403p

ProtectFilm

 6cm x 7cm

 

11p

10cm x 12cm 

 

20p

15cm x 20cm 

 

40p

Suprasorb F

5cm x 7cm 

 

32p

10cm x 12cm 

 

76p

15cm x 20cm 

 

237p

Tegaderm 

6cm x 7cm 

 

38p

12cm x 12cm 

 

109p

15cm x 20cm 

 

237p

Tegaderm 
with securing tapes

7cm x 8.5cmperipheral line 58p
8.5cm x 10.5cmcentral line 112p
10cm x 15.5cmPICC line 162p

Vacuskin 

6cm x 7cm 

 

40p

10cm x 12cm 

 

106p

10cm x 25cm  206p

15cm x 20cm 

 

219p

Adhesive Film with Absorbent Pad

Vapour-permeable Adhesive Film Dressing - with absorbent pad

Product

Size

Contact pad

Border

Price

Alldress 

10 x 10cm

 

 

91p

15 x 15cm

 

 

198p

15 x 20cm

 

 

244p

Clearpore

6cm x 7cm 3cm x 4cm 1.5cm 12p
6cm x 10cm 3cm x 7cm 1.5cm 15p
10cm x 10cm 6cm x 6cm 2cm 20p
15cm x 10cm 11cm x 6cm 2cm 24p
20cm x 10cm 16cm x 6cm 2cm 36p
25cm x 10cm 21cm x 6cm 2cm 40p

Hydrofilm Plus

5cm x 7.2cm   15p
9cm x 10cm   20p
9cm x 15cm   22p
10cm x 20cm   35p
10cm x 25cm   37p
10cm x 30cm   54p

Leukomed T plus

7.2cm x 5cm

2.8 x 3.7cm

1.6 x 1.1cm

25p
8cm x 10cm

4.2 x 6.1cm

1.7 x 2cm

51p
8cm x 15cm

3.8 x 11cm

1.7 x 2cm

76p
10cm x 25cm

5 x 21cm

2 x 2.5cm

142p
10cm x 30cm

5 x 25cm

2.4 x 2.5cm

238p
10cm x 35cm

5 x 30cm

2.1 x 2.5cm

288p

Mepore Film & Pad 

4 x 5cm 1.5 x 2.5cm 1.25cm 23p

5 x 7cm

1.5 x 2.5cm 1.25 - 1.5cm

24p

9 x 10cm

4.5 x 5cm 2.25 - 2.5cm

61p

9 x 15cm 4.5 x 10cm  2.25 - 2.5cm 90p
9 x 20cm 4.5 x 15cm 2.25 - 2.5cm 131p
9 x 25cm 4.5 x 20cm 2.25 - 2.5cm 147p
9 x 30cm 4.5 x 25cm 2.25 - 2.5cm 197p

9 x 35cm

4.5 x 30cm 2.25 - 2.5cm

245pp

Mepore Ultra 

7 x 8cm  39p

9 x 20cm

143p

9 x 25cm

158p

9 x 30cm 261p
10 x 11cm 75p

11 x 15cm

112p

OpSite Plus 

5 x 5cm

2.5 x 2.5cm

1.25cm

30p

8.5 x 9.5cm

3.7 x 7.3cm

2.4 - 1.1cm

83p

10 x 12cm

5 x 7.5cm

2.5 - 2.25cm

113p

10 x 20cm

5.5 x 15cm

2.25 x 2.5cm

190p

10 x 35cm

5.7 x 30cm

2.15 x 2.5cm

315p

OpSite Post-Op 8.5cm x 9.5cm     82p
8.5cm x 15.5cm     113p
10cm x 12cm     111p
10cm x 20cm     186p
10cm x 25cm     235p
10cm x 30cm     278p
10cm x 35cm     309p

Pharmapore-PU

8.5cm x 15.5cm

 

 

20p

10cm x 25cm

 

 

38p

10cm x 30cm

 

 

58p

PremierPore VP5cm x 7cm  13p
10cm x 10cm  16p
10cm x 15cm  24p
10cm x 20cm  36p
10cm x 25cm  38p
10cm x 30cm  57p
10cm x 35cm  69p

Tegaderm + Pad 

5 x 7cm

2.5 x 4cm

1.25 - 1.5cm

25p

9 x 10cm

4.5 x 6cm

2.25 - 2cm

63p

9 x 15cm

4.5 x 10cm

2.25 - 2.25cm

93p

9 x 20cm

4.5 x 15cm

2.25 - 2.25cm

136p

9 x 25cm

4.5 x 20cm

2.25 - 2.25cm

153p

9 x 35cm4.5 x 25cm

2.25 - 2.25cm

253p

Transparent Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressing

Transparent Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressing

Product

Size

Size

Contact pad

Price

Tegaderm
Absorbent Clear
Acrylic Dressing

Oval

7.6 x 9.5cm

3.8 x 5.7cm

£3.02

11.1 x 12.7cm

6 x 7.5cm

£3.91

14.2 x 15.8cm

8.5 x 10.7cm

£5.51

Rectangular

14.9 x 15.2cm

10.1 x 10.1cm

£8.26

20 x 20.3cm

14.9 x 15.2cm

£13.26

Sacral 16.8 x 19cm 11.6 x 14.5cm £9.89

References

1. Prescription Pricing Authority, Department of Health. Drug Tariff. London: The Stationery Office, June 2011.

Article Updated: June 2011

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