Every wound is different and every person is different. Everyone will react in their own way to wounds. Some wounds will heal spontaneously, whereas others will need specialist intervention before they heal.
Consequently, wound care is by its nature a complex area, requiring a significant number of product types to be available – along with professional healthcare expertise to determine the best wound care products or treatments.
The SDMA Product Categorisation attempts to provide a systematic and generic classification of wound care products to act as a guide for healthcare professionals and procurement organisations. The first version was originally drawn up in 2010 following enquiries from Northern Ireland and Scotland – and is now widely used.
A new and extended version 9 has now been published – with a greatly enhanced level of detail – and version 10 is not far away.
The latest version can be found here: SDMA Product Categorisation.