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Bandages: indications for use and Drug Tariff status.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9423353     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Community nurses need to have an up-to-date knowledge of which bandages are available on NHS prescription (i.e. on Drug Tariff) so that they can select the most appropriate bandage for their patient from those currently available. It seems that, for many years, both doctors and nurses have selected bandages for their patients without any clear knowledge of how the materials in the bandage will perform or what effect they will have (McCollum, 1992). Ideally, the nurse would first carry out an accurate assessment of the wound and then use this information to select an appropriate bandage, based on a full knowledge of its components, indications for use, and correct application technique. A bandage that is applied incorrectly can cause serious tissue damage. This article presents an up-to-date guide to the bandages currently available on Drug Tariff. However, since the Drug Tariff status of wound care products is constantly changing, community nurses need to keep up to date with the changes if they are to provide optimum care for their patients.
E Griffiths; K Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0966-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Nurs     Publication Date:    1997 Nov 13-26
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-01-15     Completed Date:  1998-01-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212059     Medline TA:  Br J Nurs     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1154-6, 1158, 1160 passim     Citation Subset:  N    
Clwydian Community Trust, North Wales.
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MeSH Terms
Bandages* / economics
Community Health Nursing
Great Britain
State Medicine / economics

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