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Medical Sheepskin for Pressure Sore Prevention

Improve comfort and prevent Pressure Sores with certified Australian HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskin and Merino Wool products. Proven in clinical trials and registered with the FDA, Australian HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskins now offer those confined to a bed or wheelchair 24/7 protection and a new level of comfort.

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Machine wash Australian Medical Sheepskins in WOOLSKIN and machine dry...and so much more...they are the BEST. Guaranteed to withstand 50 washes without losing their therapeutic properties, makes them easy to care for, effective and economical for long term use. Medical Sheepskin products from Merino sheep create a comforting and protective surface that breathes and prevents pressure sores, bedsores and decubitus ulcers.

Wool, unlike any other fibre, can absorb moisture up to 33% of its own weight and still feels dry to touch. This unique property makes wool an ideal perspiration and incontinence solution. Merino sheep are sheared annually to protect them. If shearing does not take place, the excess wool can cause heat stress, mobility issues, and even blindness.

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Use Medical Sheepskin on your bed and chair 24/7, for maximum relief and best protection.

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Pressure sores often develop in the tail-bone area first, followed by the heels. Get natural relief and prevention with these prevention products. Use also to get relief from inflamed joints, pressure points, bedsores, aches, or pains. Recognised around the world, Merino products feel silky, soft and create a new feeling of well-being.

Medical Sheepskin pressure relief pads give relief and comfort because of their ability to reduce pressure, skin moisture & shear..the 3 major causes of pressure sores and bed sores. Delicate skin is susceptible to skin tears and is affected by shear forces,pressure and moisture. Each 30mm long fibre acts like a tiny spring. Millions of these 30mm wool springs work together to reduce body pressure; particularly at pressure points. Shear reduction results in less pull and stretch of blood vessels; enabling better nutrient supply to the skin. Wool fibres wick moisture away from the skin, keeping it dry for improved skin integrity. Only wool absorbs moisture up to 30% of its weight, without feeling wet.

Pressure and Bedsore Prevention

Down-Under Wool specialises in the provision of wool products for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Sores, Bedsores and Decubitus Ulcers.

"Bedsores need not develop and 95% of the time, can be prevented." American Family Physician, October 1996: v54, n5, p1519 (14)

Australian Medical Sheepskins AS4480.1 are identifiable by their distinctive green colour, permanent label bonded to the leather, length, size and washability. Being HiTemp and Urine Resistant makes these sheepskins compliant with hospital disinfection standards. These are the only sheepskins recommended for incontinent users and are approved Medical Devices in Australia, Europe and the USA.

M102 HiTemp UR Stamp

Australian Medical Sheepskins provide complete skin care with:

  • Enchanced Comfort
  • Pressure Redistribution
  • Shear and Friction Management
  • Moisture Management
  • Machine Washable
  • Thermal Control

Above normal pressure, shear, friction and skin moisture are major causes of pressure sores, bedsores and decubitus ulcers.

If the person you care for is having a pressure sore problem, it is important to act promptly. Bed Sores, Pressure Sores and Decubitus ulcers can develop in only 20 minutes and many take up to 6 months to heal. Use these Bed Sore Prevention products to maintain the skin integrity of people confined to a bed or wheelchair.... before it is too late. Use of bed pads, chair pads and other cushioning devices will greatly assist anyone who is confined to a bed or wheelchair. For more information about Pressure sores, Bedsores and decubitus Ulcers, click here. Use these products to improve comfort after hip, shoulder or knee surgery.

It is not difficult to understand why sores can develop on heels, the tail-bone and elbows. Here, frail skin meets the unyielding surface of a bed or chair and the circulation is impaired. Tissues are deprived of blood, the skin breaks down and a pressure sore / ulcer develops.

Economical and effective Bed Sore & Pressure Sore Prevention and Treatment is now possible with the use of Australian HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskin, Pressure Smart XD and Merino Wool products. These products have been proven effective in clinical trials and are approved by the FDA, CE and TGA.

BE AWARE! Most green medical sheepskins are HiTemp and not Urine Resistant (UR). Unless a sheepskin is both HITEMP AND UR, it is not recommended for incontinent users. Only medical sheepskins with the Stamp (see marks: HITEMP, UR and AS4480.1 on the stamp ) are Authentic Australian Medical Sheepskins and will not be damaged by urine and urea. Guaranteed.

Summer and Winter

Summer! A common misconception is that "wool and sheepskins are hot in summer". In fact, the converse is true. Wool is an excellent insulator and stops heat from your mattress or chair from passing to your body. Wool wicks perspiration away from your skin and then evaporates, keeping dry and cooler. These medical sheepskin products will make the user more comfortable and protected in summer.

Winter! Most people understand that wool is a good insulator; making it the ideal fibre for staying warm. Wool insulates so that body heat is not lost. Wool helps to create a constant body temperature and an enhanced feeling of well being. Wool also protects and prevents pressure sores.