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. These incredible Merino lambswool products feel silky, soft and give a new feeling of well-being.
Premium Medical Green Sheepskins give relief and comfort because of their ability to reduce pressure, skin moisture & shear..the 3 major causes of pressure sores and bed sores. The fine Merino Wool fibres of the sheepskin do this and more. Each 30mm long fibre acts like a tiny spring. When you lie on a sheepskin, thousands of these 30mm wool springs reduce the pressure on your body. This pressure reduction will be particularly noticeable at pressure points. Wool fibres also wick moisture away from the skin, keeping it dry to help maintain skin integrity. Use in the bed and chair; 24/7 for maximum effect.
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 andare approved Medical Devices in Australia, Europe and the USA.
Australian Medical Sheepskins provide complete skin care with:
Shear and Friction Management
Above normal pressure, shear, friction and skin moisture are major causes of pressure sores, bedsores and decubitus ulcers.
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Australian Medical Sheepskin Overlays were tested in a clinical trial at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. These lambskins reduced the incidence of pressure ulcers by 68%, when compared with people 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 these Bed Sore Preventionproducts 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: More. 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.
BE AWARE! Most green sheepskins are HiTemp wash and not Urine Resistant (UR). Unless a sheepskin is both HITEMP AND UR, it is not recommended for incontinent users. Only 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.
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 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 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 FDA and CE approved medical devices.