The first choice dressing list is available to all practitioners prescribing and / or applying wound dressing products throughout HRCH.
HRCH Wound Management Formulary is in two parts, one classified by wound type the other by dressing type. The formulary has been devised by an expert clinical group using the Best Practice Formulary guidelines in consultation with staff. It aims to provide a clinically effective, appropriate and cost effective choice of products to manage the vast majority of wounds. The list will be evaluated and updated on an annual basis to reflect innovation in practice and new evaluated products. In most cases, the product list contains choices to assist in the choice of dressing following patient assessment. Selection of dressing product should also be based upon frequency of dressing change.