Every wound is different and every person is different. Everyone will react in their own way to wounds. Some wounds will heal spontaneously, whilst others will need specialist intervention before they heal.
Consequently, wound care is 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. It is now in version 8 - and a further version with an enhanced level of granularity is under preparation. It will remain a 'work in progress' and we always welcome any feedback or suggestions on how it might be improved.
The latest version can be found here: SDMA Product Categorisation.