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Australian Medical Sheepskin Overlay AS4480.1 M102

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The Australian Medical Sheepskin AS4480.1 is the only clinically tested and approved Medical Sheepskin, primarily used to Prevent & Treat Pressure Sores, Bedsores and Decubitus Ulcers. Significantly improves comfort level too!

The Australian Standard = AS4480.1, specifies the properties and behaviour of these sheepskins. This means that all AS4480.1 sheepskins have the therapeutic properties needed to Prevent Pressure Sores and improve comfort.
AS4480.1 sheepskins are about 38 " long by 24-26" wide. They are machine washable in Woolskin and their Warranty covers  at least 50 washes. We recommend air dry for best care- wool does best with 15% residual moisture and away from direct sunlight or heat. The Australian Medical Sheepskin AS4480.1 is easily recognised by the green wool + the identifying stamp on the back.


Best prevention is provided by direct skin contact with the WOOL- 24/7. Many care givers find using 2 or 3 Medical Sheepskins most helpful when washing is required. Air drying usually takes about 24 hours.
Can easily be transferred from the bed to a chair to maintain usage. This is a good time to give the sheepskin a good shake; to restore the wool pile.


Washing in Woolskin will disinfect, clean and condition the sheepskin.-both leather and wool. Use a damp cloth for spot cleaning.  Hand wash or machine wash the sheepskin in Woolskin, if it becomes "smelly" from use. Can machine dry at low heat and gentle agitation. until nearly dry. WOOL does best with 15% residual moisture. DUW recommends air dry for best care.
Warranteed by Shear Comfort to maintain its therapeutic properties for up to 50 washes in Woolskin; provided recommended Care procedures have been used. Of course, they will last much longer than 50 washes. Some of these sheepskins have been processed by hospital laundries more than 200 times and are still in great shape.

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  • 5
    Medical Sheepskin

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Oct 2022

    High quality and generous size. This is my second purchase. I use it to take pressure off the inside of my knee and foot while sleeping on my side. I've used them for almost 20 years.

  • 5
    beautiful, plush sheepskin

    Posted by Unknown on 31st Oct 2016

    This is a first-impressions review; I will update as the product is used. But I will note that we've used other, similar products from this company in the past and we've been very happy with them. I expect to like these sheepskins just as much. For now, I will just say; that they feel wonderful.