Australian PRESSURE SORE PREVENTION Solutions:
Pressure Sore Prevention in hospitals, using sheepskins, started way back in the 1950's. Care givers placed sheepskins under patients to prevent Pressure Sores. But, there was a problem- Sheepskin Care. Hospital laundry procedures caused the leather backing of the sheepskin to harden and shrink. This made the sheepskin less comforting and less effective. CSIRO research solved these problems by developing and testing what is now known as the Australian Standard (AS) for Medical Sheepskin : Australian Medical Sheepskin AS4480.1 ....the GOLD STANDARD for Medical Sheepskins.
Pressure sores can develop in less than 20 minutes and may take up to 6 months to heal. Fortunately, pressure sores/ulcers can now be prevented, in most cases, by using Australian Medical Sheepskin AS4480.1 and other Merino WOOL products.
WOOL! It is the WOOL that does the pressure sore prevention and aids healing.
Australian Medical Sheepskin AS4480.1 is now available in 4 formats-all are HiTemp wash for disinfection and Urine Resistant = UR:
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MORE reasons why Australian Medical Sheepskins are so special!
:Washer Friendly in Woolskin:
Our Medical Sheepskins can be repeatedly machine washed (they have a 50 wash warranty), and still retain their therapeutic properties. The special tanning process, developed by the CSIRO, makes these sheepskins capable of withstanding thermal disinfection and urine resistance. ie they are HiTemp and UR ( Urine Resistant)- making them preferred by those who are incontinent. The stamp on all authentic Australian Medical sheepskin AS4480.1 products, verifies these properties.
: Dense Merino Wool..the BEST:
Specially selected high pile density Medical Sheepskins are resilient and will provide years of easing the pain of pressure points and preventing pressure sores. The wool is trimmed to a height of 30mm for maximum pressure reduction.
: Say Goodbye to Moisture:
Our Medical Sheepskins wick moisture away from the body, making the user feel more comfortable. Medical sheepskins are most effective when the patient’s skin is in direct contact with the wool. Best prevention is achieved by lying directly on the wool-24/7.
: Perfect for the Medical Sectors:
Medical sheepskins are effective, durable and economical- making them ideal for bed and wheelchair Pressure Sore Prevention in hospitals, nursing homes and Home Care.
Clinical trial Use of Australian Medical Sheepskin AS4480.1 reduced the incidence of pressure sores by 58%. These sheepskins are machine washable in Woolskin and have a 50 wash warranty. The success of the AMS is due to the very high number of wool fibers and their ability to reduce pressure and skin moisture. The dense Wool pile is resilient, and with proper care, will give protection for many years. AMS and Merino WOOL products are ideal for use in hospitals, nursing homes and for domestic situations. All products are produced in Australia and are available from our Bedsore Prevention Store
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Urinary incontinence refers to a person's inability to control urination. It is a widespread probl
AS4480.1 is the Australian Standard (AS) for Australian Medical Sheepskin. Any sheepskin with the AS
Credit: UnsplashSince ancient times, sheepskins have been used for comfort and therapeutic benefit