Guaranteed Medical Sheepskin for Pressure Sore Prevention:
Guaranteed Medical Sheepskins and Medical Sheepskin Products give natural relief and help to prevent the development of Bedsores/Pressure Sores & Decubitus Ulcers. Get relief from inflamed joints, pressure points, bedsores, aches, or pains from these products.The wool in these plush Merino Sheepskins feels silky, soft and soothing. Medically, it gives relief because of its ability to reduce pressure, skin moisture & shear..the 3 major causes of pressure sores and bed sores. Merino Wool fibres do all of this and more. Each 30mm long fibre acts like a tiny spring..this can be seen in the wool crimp. When you lie on a sheepskin, thousands of these little springs reduce the pressure on the body; particularly at pressure points. Skin integrity is assured by these same fibres which wick moisture away from the skin, keeping it dry and secure.
Guaranteed Australian Medical Sheepskins have an authenticating stamp on the leather backing. They are HiTemp Wash and Urine Resistant; making them the only sheepskins suitable for incontinent users. The Australian Medical Sheepskin is the end product of extensive scientific research. Prescribed sheepskin selection and processing results in a consistent natural product at the highest level. The specified Australian Standard (AS4480.1 1998) ensures the properties and functioning of the lambskin.Australian Medical Sheepskin Products have been developed from Australian Medical Sheepskins by medical specialists with the aim to reduce pressure, skin moisture and shear for people confined to a bed or wheelchair.
Pressure Sores/Bedsores/Decubitus Ulcers can be prevented with the use of Medical Sheepskin and Medical Sheepskin Products. When you dig your fingers into the pile of an Australian Medical Sheepskin, you will say" What an incredible feeling! That's really nice"
What is so special about Australian Medical Sheepskins?
running your fingers through the dense Merino pile will give you a silky, soft,soothing sensation
excellent pressure reduction
Urine Resistant, making them ideal for incontinent users
can be washed in hot water for wool & leather disinfection
prevent skin irritation caused by shear
ensure good air circulation near the skin surface
insulate the body, keeping the person warm in winter and cool in summer
absorb moisture up to a third of its weight without feeling wet
help to maintain a constant body temperature
have a luxurious silky feel and cushioning effect
medical green in colour for easy recognition
will last a lifetime, when looked after correctly
The major medical benefits of these high performance Medical Sheepskins come from reduction of pressure and shear (the major cause of skin tears when people move in the bed or chair). Pressure points occur less frequently when on a lambskin, resulting in improved comfort. Both factors are major causes of pressure sores, bedsores and decubitus ulcers.
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Researchers conducted a controlled trial of these Australian Medical Sheepskin Overlays at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. The trial concluded that these sheepskins reduced the incidence of pressure ulcers by 68%, when compared with using standard bedding. 297 elderly orthopaedic patients participated in the trial.
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 our Bed Sore Preventionproducts to maintain skin integrity and protect a person who is confined to a bed or wheelchair.... before it is too late. Use of these products is the logical and most humane method you have of caring for one who is confined to a bed or wheelchair. Improve comfort after hip or knee surgery with a Medical Sheepskin or Pressure Smart XD1900 products.
"Bedsores need not develop and 95% of the time, can be prevented."(American Family Physician, October 1996: v54, n5, p1519 (14)
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.
Australian HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskin products offer those confined to a bed or wheelchair an economical level of 24/7 protection and will also improve the user's sense of well-being and comfort. HiTemp UR Australian Medical Sheepskins and Pressure Smart XD products are also suitable for use by incontinent clients - all other sheepskin products will break down in the presence of urine.
There is a reason why some products are cheaper- they are not authentic Australian Medical Sheepskins. In other words they are not the BEST nor are they most effective.
BE AWARE! Not all green Medical Sheepskins are the same. Most are HiTemp wash and not Urine Resistant (UR). This means, unless a sheepskin is both HiTemp AND UR, it is not suitable for incontinent users. Only sheepskins with the Stamp (see HITEMP, UR and AS4480.1 on the stamp shown below) are Authentic Australian Medical Sheepskins and will not be damaged by incontinent users.
Those sheepskins without the Stamp may have a lower pile density, poorer washability, reduced longevity and are not guaranteed. In other words, sheepskins without the HiTemp UR Stamp, do not meet the Australian Standard(AS4480.1 1998) and should not be expected to provide pressure sore prevention.
Shear Comfort HiTemp UR Stamp & Product tag
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 the heat from your mattress or chair from passing to your body. Wool also wicks perspiration away from your skin, making you feel dry and cooler. This all means that these products will make the user more comfortable 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.
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Down-Under Wool has been the benchmark for product innovation, quality and service in the medical use of wool since 1988. Located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, we want to make sure that you receive the products best suited to your need. Authentic Australian Medical Sheepskins are stamped, have a product care tag, regulated, guaranteed and FDA, CE approved. Compare with others and you will easily recognise the superiority of Authentic Australian Medical Sheepskin products.