Press Release: 53

SDMA update Product Categorisation for Wound Care and Associated Products

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 nursing 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. The first version was originally drawn up in 2010 following enquiries from Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The new version 8 has now been published - providing a greatly improved consistency - and a further version with an enhanced level of granularity is under preparation.

A copy of the new version can be downloaded here.