Posted by Down-Under Wool on 6th Oct 2017
Australian Medical sheepskins come from premium Merino sheep.
Why Merino? Merino sheep have the finest wool, wool with an excellent crimp for pressure reduction and very high wool fibre pile density. All factors work together to provide pressure sore prevention.
Whether a sheepskin will be classified as an authentic Australian Medical Sheepskin AS 4480.1 1998 cannot be determined until it has been tanned and dyed. Only then can the wool classer decide if the skin is suitably described as an Australian Medical Sheepskin.
The last step of processing involves trimming the pile height to 30mm. 30mm is used because of pressure reduction research. Pressure measurements have shown that pressure reduction is reduced if the pile is more or less than 30mm. If the pile is too long, the fibres fall over each other and felt; making the sheepskin less effective.
Sheepskins can be tanned in many ways; some techniques have been used for centuries. Depending on the tanning process used, a sheepskin may be washable or not. All washable sheepskins should be laundered in Woolskin- a special mix that conditions and disinfects the wool and leather of the sheepskin. [...]
There are many web sites that sell products that do not meet their claims.Claims that you might see include:* real sheepskin- in fact it may be a synthetic product made from polyester. Real sheepskins have a leather backing.* Cleaning- many cheaper sheepskins have been tanned so that they can only cleaned by a dry cleaner. [...]
"I'm looking forward to use the sheepskin for my husband to prevent pressure ulcers. He is battling brain cancer. Thank you for the great website with great information. It made my purchase easier, to know the research and the difference between the HiTemp UR sheepskin and the low temp sheepskin. "
Recent sales of wool in Australia have reached all time record levels. All wool is sold in Australia by auction. Prices paid by buyers from around the world have been escalating over the last while to new levels. "Strong price gains were achieved for most of the wool on offer as the market defied the unexpectedly stronger AUD against [...]
https://www.acponline.org/acp-newsroom/american-co...In the above article, the ACP recommends:"For patients who are at increased risk of developing bedsores, ACP recommends that physicians choose an advanced static mattress (a mattress made of foam or gel that does not move when a person lies on it) or an advanced static overlay (a material such as sheepskin or a pad [...]
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Hospital Nursing Fleece pads have the best properties that wool has to offer.Hospital Nursing Fleece Pads come in 3 sizes:. 17" x 18" ..Seat Pads.18" x 36" ..Wheelchair Pads. 30" x 60" .. Bed PadsThese pads provide excellent Pressure Sore Prevention with their fine Merino wool 1050 gram/square meter pile. Of particular note is their ease [...]
Pressure sore prevention for those using a wheelchair is a continual challenge. Enhance comfort and get protection from: the Pressure Smart XD 1900 Cushion-Its ( M105XD) Medical sheepskin foot plate covers ( M126B or M126G )Medical Sheepskin wheelchair arm pads ( (M125B or M125G or SC125XD)Click on Catalogue numbers for product details.
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