Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

Basic dressings

365 Strips

365 Strips

Reinforced paper wound closure strips

3M Blenderm Surgical Tape

3M Blenderm Surgical Tape

A transparent impermeable plastic medical tape that provides an occlusive film barrier and a moderate level of adhesive strength.

3M Transpore Medical Tape

3M Transpore Medical Tape

A transparent, perforated, plastic medical tape with bidirectional perforations for easy hand tear and a moderate level of adhesive strength.

Liquiband

Liquiband

Tissue adhesive. Available as Standard and Flow Control Tissue Adhesive.

Siltape

Siltape

Soft silicone fixation tape.

AndoFlexNL

AndoFlexNL

A latex-free cohesive bandage, AndoFlexNL can be used to secure, protect or support. The bandage sticks to itself but not to the skin and easy-tear technology means no scissors are needed – the bandage can simply be torn.

Histoacryl

Histoacryl

Tissue adhesive. Available in blue or clear translucent options. Can now be stored at room temperature.

Histoacryl Flexible

Histoacryl Flexible

Cyanoacrylate-based tissue adhesive for longer surgical wounds. An applicator tip facilitates creation of longer layers onto the surgical incision. Can be stored at room temperature

Histoacryl L

Histoacryl L

Tissue adhesive. Available in blue or translucent options. Can now be stored at room temperature.

Prontosan Solution

Prontosan Solution

Wound irrigation solution containing Betaine which is a gentle effective surfactant which penetrates, disturbs and removes biofilm and wound debris, and PHMB to help control bacterial levels on the wound.

Scanpor

Scanpor

Highly permeable, hypoallergenic, colophony-free, non-woven, synthetic, skin-friendly, adhesive tape.

Irripod

Irripod

Sterile sodium chloride solution.

Stericlens

Stericlens

Sterile sodium chloride 0.9% solution in a spray.

Derma+Flex

Derma+Flex

Gel tissue adhesive with two applicators.

CliniLite

CliniLite

Knitted elastomer and viscose bandage for light support.

CliniPlus

CliniPlus

Knitted elastomer and viscose bandage.

Clinipore

Clinipore

Permeable non-woven synthetic adhesive tape.

Knit-Band

Knit-Band

Lightweight knitted polyamide and cellulose contour bandage, knitted BP 1988.

Irriclens Cleanser

Irriclens Cleanser

Sterile saline (0.9% w/v sodium chloride Ph.Eur) in an aerosol can. Contains Nitrogen, an ozone-friendly propellant to expel saline from the can.

Niko-Fix

Niko-Fix

Sterile non-woven dressing with a viscose-rayon polypropylene cushion pad. Single use only. Latex-free.

Easifast

Easifast

Elasticated viscose stockinette.

Kontour

Kontour

Cohesive polyamide and cotton contour bandage.

Sal-e Pods

Sal-e Pods

Sodium chloride 0.9% wound irrigation surfactant solution.

Cuticell Classic

Cuticell Classic

Paraffin-impregnated gauze dressing, normal loading (175-225g/m2).

Easifix

Easifix

Polyamide and cellulose contour retention bandage.

Easifix K

Easifix K

Viscose and polyamide knitted retention bandage. Highly conformable, two-way stretch, light and breathable.

Hypafix

Hypafix

Permeable, apertured, non-woven, synthetic adhesive tape.

Leukofix

Leukofix

Permeable non-woven synthetic adhesive tape, low-allergy adhesive, transparent and perforated for easy application.

Leukoplast Sleek LF

Leukoplast Sleek LF

Latex-free, plasticised PVC tape. Waterproof, strong and conformable. Excellent initial and long-term adhesion.

Leukopor

Leukopor

Permeable, non-woven, synthetic adhesive tape; low allergy adhesive. Gentle fixation.

Leukosilk

Leukosilk

Permeable woven synthetic adhesive tape; low allergy adhesive; easy to write on. Bi-directional tear.

Soffcrepe

Soffcrepe

A type-2 light support bandage manufactured from a shrink-woven fabric of plain weave. Soft and comfortable. Washable in mild detergent and water.

Strappal

Strappal

Rigid strapping tape constructed from hand-tearable viscose fabric. Latex-free.

Zipzoc

Zipzoc

Zinc oxide-impregnated medicated stocking

Coverflex

Coverflex

Elasticated viscose stockinette/tubular bandage.

Hospicrepe 239

Hospicrepe 239

100% cotton crepe Type 2 light support bandage, BP standard.

Hospiform

Hospiform

Type 1 synthetic conforming bandage.

Hospilite

Hospilite

Permanently elastic crepe type 2 light support bandage.

HydroClean Plus

HydroClean Plus

Hydro-responsive wound dressing that cleanses, debrides, desloughs and absorbs. Also available in a cavity version for deep wounds. 

Omnifix

Omnifix

Permeable, apertured, non-woven synthetic adhesive tape.

Omnistrip

Omnistrip

Adhesive wound-closure strip made of non-woven flexible fabric.

Peha-haft Latex Free

Peha-haft Latex Free

Breathable fabric with double adhesive effect; does not stick to skin. 85% extensibility; very skin friendly due to the absence of latex, acrylate and chlorine.

Elasticated Viscose Stockinette 4215

Elasticated Viscose Stockinette 4215

Elasticated viscose stockinette. Air circulates between the threads, helping to avoid maceration. The slight elastication enables freedom of movement.

Knitted Conforming Bandage 4264

Knitted Conforming Bandage 4264

 Type 2, two-way stretch, elastic, knitted conforming bandage. 

Available with and without fastening, and as non-sterile or sterile.

Insil

Insil

Soft silicone fixation tape.

Acti-Wrap

Acti-Wrap

Cohesive retention bandage. Latex-free. 

Mollelast

Mollelast

A conforming bandage designed for dressing retention and finger and toe bandaging. Especially effective on difficult joint areas and required when treating chronic oedema. Allows each individual digit to be accurately compressed and provides training sessions on finger, toe, full-leg and below-knee bandaging to manage chronic oedema.

Chemifix

Chemifix

Permeable, apertured, non-woven tape, coated on one side with a hypoallergenic synthetic adhesive and an easy-to-remove paper backing.

Chemipore

Chemipore

Multi-purpose paper tape coated with a hypoallergenic adhesive. Gentle fixation.

Chemipore PE

Chemipore PE

Transparent, perforated plastic tape with a hypoallergenic adhesive. Easy, straight, bi-directional tear. Moderate level of adhesive strength.

Nurse It

Nurse It

Sterile dressing pack containing: seven non-woven swabs, one compartment tray, disposable forceps, two laminated paper sterile fields, large apron, one pair of powder-free, latex-free, nitrile gloves, paper measuring tape, towel and white polythene disposable bag.

Plurogel Burn and Wound Dressing

Plurogel Burn and Wound Dressing

Surfactant gel utilising micelle matrix technology. The concentrated surfactant softens, loosens and traps slough, bacteria and wound debris; it also maintains an optimally moist wound healing environment, which promotes debridement. Helps protect healthy tissue and cleanse the wound.

Plurogel Burn and Wound Dressing with PSSD

Plurogel Burn and Wound Dressing with PSSD

Conformable gel containing PluroGel, which is comprised of a concentrated surfactant, plus the antimicrobial silver sulfadiazine. Micelle matrix technology aids PluroGel in maintaining a moist wound healing environment, promoting debridement, protecting healthy tissue and cleansing the wound. The surfactant aids in biofilm disruption and PSSD offers antibacterial action.

Elset

Elset

Knitted elastomer and viscose bandage, type 3a.

Elset S

Elset S

Knitted elastomer and viscose bandage, type 3a.

Mefix

Mefix

Permeable apertured non-woven synthetic adhesive tape.

Mepitac

Mepitac

A highly conformable soft silicone fixation tape that is easy to apply and remove. Consists of a soft silicone wound contact layer, knitted fabric and a film backing.

Mesalt

Mesalt

Absorbent viscose/polyester pad impregnated with sodium chloride, which is released on contact with exudate.

Normasol

Normasol

Sachet containing sterile solution of 0.9% w/v sodium chloride in purified water.

Setocrepe

Setocrepe

Cotton, polyamide and elastane bandage.

Tubinette

Tubinette

Surgical stockinette made from 100% viscose.

Cleanwnd

Cleanwnd

A cloth designed to cleanse and debride chronic and/or acute wounds. The cloth cleanses wounds with a solution of sodium hyaluronate and phospholipid hyaluronic acid. The non-woven needle-punched cloth contains short fibres that collect wound debris during mechanical debridement with no residual lint.

Clinitowel

Clinitowel

Multipurpose non-linting cotton towel. Available in sterile and non-sterile. 

Dressit

Dressit

Sterile pack containing: 1 pair Vitrex gloves; large apron; disposable bag; paper towel; 4 softswabs (4 ply); absorbent pad; sterile field 

Medicrepe

Medicrepe

100% cotton crepe type 2 light support bandage.

Orthocrepe

Orthocrepe

100% cotton crepe type 2 light support bandage.

Softdrape

Softdrape

Universal aseptic dressing pack; latex-free; includes Vitrex gloves.

Softswab

Softswab

Apertured non-woven swab, conforms to Drug Tariff specification 28. Available as sterile or non-sterile.

Sterile Dressing Pack — S10

Sterile Dressing Pack — S10

Sterile Dressing Pack, Drug Tariff Specification 10, containing: 8.5x20cm gauze and cotton tissue pad, 4 10x10cm gauze swabs (12 ply), 4 .09g absorbent cotton balls (large), 45x50cm absorbent paper towel, and a 50x50cm water-repellent inner wrapper that opens out as a sterile working field.

Sterile Dressing Pack — S35

Sterile Dressing Pack — S35

Sterile Dressing Pack, Drug Tariff Specification 35, containing: 10x20cm non-woven fabric-covered dressing pad; 4 10x10cm non-woven fabric swabs; 4 absorbent cotton wool balls; 50x45cm absorbent paper towel; 50x50cm water-repellent inner wrapper that opens out as a sterile working field.

Stayform

Stayform

Polyamide and cellulose contour bandage.

Eesiban

Eesiban

Ribbed cotton surgical tubular stockinette. Provides support for entire leg with constant pressure in either full leg or below knee style.

Octenilin Wound Irrigation Solution

Octenilin Wound Irrigation Solution

Wound irrigation solution containing a combination of octenidine and ethylhexylglycerin. Ethylhexylglycerin reduces surface tension and moistens the skin, loosening biofilm and devitalised tissue. Octenidine prevents bacteria and fungi growing in the solution and the wound dressing.

Octenisan wash mitts

Octenisan wash mitts

Fleecy, soft wash mitts containing the broad-spectrum antimicrobial octenidine and allantoin to soothe the skin. Colour- and perfume-free. No rinsing required.

Premier Band

Premier Band

Non-sterile, 100% cotton stretch bandage. BP Type 2. Latex free.

Premier Claripore Tape

Premier Claripore Tape

Polyethylene tape. Non-sterile, acrylic copolymer adhesive. Latex free. Breathable, easy bi-directional tear, transparent and can be written on. BP 1988 quality.

Premier Polyfield Dressing Aid Pack

Premier Polyfield Dressing Aid Pack

Pack contains: 1 x pair gloves, 1 x 50x45cm polythene sterile field, 1 x polythene bag and 1 x wound measure guide. Available with either vinyl or latex gloves.

Premier Silkpore Tape

Premier Silkpore Tape

Acetate tape. Non sterile. Polyacrylate adhesive. Latex free. Breathable and can be written on.

Premier Softpore Tape

Premier Softpore Tape

Non-woven tape. Non-sterile. Synthetic copolymer adhesive. Latex free.  Soft, breathable, conformable and can be written on. BP 1988 quality.

Jelonet

Jelonet

Paraffin gauze dressing, normal loading.

Leukostrip

Leukostrip

Adhesive hypoallergenic wound closure strips.

K-Band

K-Band

Consists of a lightweight knitted fabric containing viscose and nylon. Highly conformable.

K-Lite

K-Lite

Lightweight knitted bandage consisting of viscose, nylon and elastomeric yarn. K-Lite is the second layer of the K-Four multilayer compression bandage kit. Latex free.

Paranet

Paranet

Paraffin-coated sterile gauze dressing. Light loading (90–130g/m2).