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Author: Andrew Heenan RGN RMN BA(Hons)

This article includes all the cavity dressings included in the Drug Tariff [1], plus dressings which may be used most frequently for cavity wounds. Proprietary names are included for convenience.

Cavity Dressings

Indications: medium or heavily exuding cavity wounds.

Product

Shape

Size/weight

Price

Acticoat Absorbent 2cm x 30cm £12.18

ActivHeal Alginate Rope

 

2cm x 30cm

£2.09

ActivHeal Aquafiber Rope
 2cm x 42cm £1.78
Algisite Ag see silvered dressings

Algisite M-Rope 

 

2cm x 30cm

£3.27

Algosteril Rope 

 

30cm / 2G

£3.57

Allevyn Cavity 

Circular 

5cm diameter

£3.97

10cm diameter

£9.46

Tubular 

9cm x 2.5cm

£3.85

12cm x 4cm

£6.78

Allevyn Plus Cavity 

 

5cm x 6cm

£1.78

10cm x 10cm

£2.97

15cm x 20cm

£5.95

Aquacel Ribbon 

 

2cm x 45cm

£2.64

Aquacel Ag Ribbon 

see silvered dressings
Askina Foam Cavity
 2.4cm x 40cm £2.34

Biatain Ag  

see silvered dressings
Cerdak Cavity
 10cm x 10cm£2.10
 10cm x 15cm
£2.63

Curasorb Rope 

 

30cm

£2.84

61cm

£4.98

91cm

£5.36

Cutimed Cavity

  5cm x 6cm £1.76
  10cm x 10cm £2.92
  15cm x 2cm £1.63
  15cm x 15cm £4.39
Cutimed Sorbact Ribbon
x5 pieces2cm x 50cm £3.78
x5 pieces5cm x 200cm £7.45
Cutimed Sorbact Round Swab 3cm/5 pieces£3.06

Kaltostat 

 

2g

£3.60

Melgisorb Cavity 

x3 pieces 

2.2cm x 32cm

£3.39

Melgisorb Ag Cavity 

see silvered dressings
PermaFoam Cavity 10cm x 10cm

£1.91

PolyMem WIC   8cm x 8cm £6.84

PolyMem Silver WIC

see silvered dressings

SeaSorb Soft Filler 

 

44cm

£2.57

Silvercell Non-Adherent see silvered dressings

Sorbalgon T 

 

30cm / 2g

£3.30

Sorbion Sana

  8.5cm x 8.5cm £5.00
  12cm x 12cm £6.78
  12cm x 22cm £12.56
  22cm x 22cm £20.14

Sorbsan Packing 

with probe 

30cm / 2g

£3.47

Sorbsan Ribbon 

with probe 

40cm

£2.04

Sorbsan Silver Packing 

see silvered dressings

Sorbsan Silver Ribbon 

see silvered dressings
Suprasorb A 30cm / 2g

£2.15

Suprasorb A + Ag

see silvered dressings

Tegaderm Alginate

 

2cm x 30cm

£2.74

Tegaderm Alginate Ag

see silvered dressings

Tielle Packing 

 

9.5cm x 9.5cm

£2.12

Urgosorb Rope 

 

30cm

£2.65

Urgosorb Silver Rope 

see silvered dressings

Conforming Foam Cavity Dressing

Product

Size

Price

Cavi-Care 

20g 

18.62

 

See also: Vacuum Assisted Closure Therapy

References

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

Article Updated: June 2011

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