17 Wound Management

First line drugs Specialist drugs Secondary Care drugs
Recommended in both primary and secondary care Where a specialist input is needed (see introduction for definition) Prescribing principally within secondary care only

See Prescribing Guidelines page for all guidance relating to this chapter.
See Shared Care page relating to this chapter  

Contact details for Tissue Viability:

  • Royal United Hospital Tissue Viability:
  • Wilts CCG Tissue Viability: Gill Wicks
  • Sirona Care and Health Tissue Viability: Helen Harris 

Larvae therapy

  • Rapid removal of sloughy and necrotic tissue and bacterial load
  • Prescribe according to Shared Care Guideline
  • Debridement of devitalised tissues e.g slough or necrosis. Recommended by a Tissue Viability Nurse ONLY


  • Waterproof cast and dressing protector not recommended on prescription.

Independence Wound Protection Pouches 

  • Dressings for renal dialysis 
  • All prescribing only by Specialist Renal Services 

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