TOP-SELLING Pressure Sore Prevention PRODUCTS
WHAT ARE THE TOP-SELLING Pressure Sore Prevention PRODUCTS using AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL SHEEPSKIN?
Are you confined to a bed or wheelchair? Are you looking for products that can provide you comfort and prevent pressure sores? Well, you are at the right place.
Down-Under Wool offers a variety of Merino Wool and Medical Sheepskin products such as overlays, wrap booties, and sheepskin detergent. These products are made of Merino Wool. Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) has now acknowledged Merino Wool as asthma and allergy-friendly. Therefore, they are perfect for extra comfort and pressure sore prevention for all.
Top-Selling Pressure Sores Prevention Products
Here we have compiled a list of top-selling products imported by Down-Under Wool that can help you prevent bedsores. Now, you can make an informed decision and choose the right products that meet your need.
1.Woolskin: Sheepskin Detergent & Conditioner
Woolskin is a water-based, biodegradable, and highly concentrated detergent and conditioner. The tanning industry in Australia created this product for conditioning and cleaning wool and sheepskin. Woolskin meets the standards specified by the Merino mark.
Woolskin is composed of a dispersant, non-ionic surfactants, tea tree oil, and several conditioning agents. This combination makes it effective against pet allergens, dust, pollen, bacteria, mites, insects, and fungi.
Woolskin cleaner is excellent for cleaning, disinfecting, and increasing the lifespan of sheepskin and leather products. In addition, this shampoo maintains the delicate and soft surfaces of wool products. Furthermore, Woolskin does not contain bleach, phosphates, alkali, or enzymes, that can damage leather.
2.Australian Medical Sheepskin Overlay (AS4480.1)
HiTemp UR Australian Medical Sheepskin(AS4480.1) overlays are made from a Merino wool fleece with a tanned leather backing. This is a perfect chair and/or bed pad ( suitable for incontinent clients), providing enhanced comfort and pressure sore prevention.
HiTemp UR Australian Medical Sheepskin(AS4480.1) overlays meet the Australian Standard, set by Australia for Medical Sheepskin products. Their wool is premium fine quality Merino, trimmed to 30mm and machine washable in Woolskin. The medical green color makes this product easily recognisable. Further more, they are warranted for up to 50 washes, Following the care procedures on the product tag attached to the sheepskin, will ensure a life long use.
3.Merino Lambswool Wrap Booties
Merino lambswool wrap booties are designed by Down-Under Wool and manufactured in Australia. Lambswool wrap booties provide protection and comfort to the foot and prevent bedsores by Pressure reduction and moisture absorption. They are ideally suited for people who have foot injuries and are confined to a bed or wheelchair.
Merino wrap booties are "one size fits all" and will mold to your foot shape with use. The foot is first placed on the sole and then wrapped with side flaps, Velcro straps keep the flaps in place.
Wrap Booties are sold in pairs and can be machine washed and dried.
Footcare lambswool is basically a 16” rope that is natural very fine Merino Wool that is biodegradable, and reusable. Wool is sheared from the sheep, washed, brushed, and combed into a rope with a diameter of 4 cm and a length of about 50 cm. The rope can be teased and pulled apart to get the required thickness before being cut to the desired length.
Use this very soft rope around toes, bone spurs, and sensitive or bruise-prone spots. Some people use duct tape or Leukotape to keep it in place. It will provide protection and padding to the skin, soak up moisture, and reduce friction.
Footcare Lambswool is sold in a 6-PAK of 10g packets. Footwool is machine washable and is best cleaned and disinfected with Woolskin conditioner.
5.Sheepskin Medical Boot with Hard Sole"
People with foot injuries or swollen feet have difficulty putting on and taking off shoes. Therefore, Down-Under Wool designed the medical sheepskin boot to offer comfort to those people.
For non-slip properties and additional padding, these slippers feature a hard sole made of lightweight and flexible PVA material. The foot can easily slide into these slippers as they are open to within 2" of the end of the sole.The velcro strap easily adjusts to hold the slipper on the foot..
Additionally, the top of the medical boot can be rolled down or left up as per your comfort. You can also wear them outside sometimes. When cleaning, use Woolskin detergent, air dry with rolled up towels inside the slippers.
6.Pressure Smart XD1900 Overlay
The SilverKnit process is used to create the Pressure Smart XD1900 overlay from combed merino wool. This overlay is 26” x 40” and has a very high pile density (1900 grams of per square metre of material). This size makes it ideal to protect the skin from the shoulders to below the buttocks.
This Pressure Smart overlay offers pressure reduction, moisture absorption, and temperature regulation. You can place this on the bed, wheelchair, or recliner. Use 24/7 for the maximum benefit. Furthermore, you can use any wool approved detergent to wash the overlay, but Woolskin detergent is recommended for better conditioning and disinfection and to increase its longevity.
7.HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskin Wheelchair/Car Seat Pad
The Medical Sheepskin Seat Pad is soft, 16” x 19", 30mm thick, and medical green. It will provide additional padding for comfort, pressure reduction, and moisture absorption, which will result in pressure sore prevention. In addition, it is urine-resistant and machine washable. Incontinence will not damage this sheepskin product.
The Medical Sheepskin seat pad is ideal for use on the bed, wheelchair, or car seat. Also, it is a recommended bed pad for incontinent clients. You can use one pad for the seat and another for the back of the chair. Velcro straps hold it in place.
The Australian Healthcare Lambskins are hand-picked, silky, elegant, soothing to the touch, and effective in preventing pressure sores. These lambskins are 30mm thick, 30” x 40”, and have a soft leather backing. Australian lambskins are suitable for the bed, sofa, wheelchair, car seat, and airplane seat.
These Lambskins are not recommended for incontinent clients ,because they are not urine resistant. You can use either Medical Sheepskin Overlay (M102) or Superior Overlay (SC104) for protection of incontinent clients. It is best to wash them in cool or lukewarm water with Woolskin because hot water may shrink them.
9.Wool Pillow- Queen Size:
The Wool Knops Pillow molds smoothly to fit side, back, and stomach sleepers, ensuring proper head support and spinal alignment, regardless of sleeping position. The moisture control capabilities of wool remove dampness in the neck area, thereby reducing neck stiffness and joint pain.
This pillow is filled with loop wool balls (have a diameter of about 1/8") to give you protection, stability, and neck alignment. The zippered cotton cover simplifies laundering, and also allows for additional customization of sleeping preferences by removing or adding wool fill. You can wash it by hand or in a machine in Woolskin
10.Superior Overlay-Pressure Smart XD 1900:
HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskin Superior Overlay is sustainable, 1900 grams of wool/square meter, 30” x 60” in size, 30mm thick, urine resistant, and machine washable with a warranty for 50 washes. This merino wool overlay prevents decubitus ulcers due to sheer comfort, absorbed moisture, and pressure reduction. Best for whole body protection..
11.Shear Comfort Wrap Around Boot:
The Shear Comfort Wrap Around Boot is easy to put on and take off, velcro tab adjustable, provides protection and warms the foot. It is available in six different sizes to accommodate most people. The shoe's low-profile rubber sole allows it to be worn inside and outside the house.
Put your foot in the medical boot and secure it with velcro tabs. It is especially beneficial for people prone to foot swelling or bedsores. To clean, cold water wash in Woolskin detergent, air dry with small towels in the boot to maintain the boot shape.
12.MiniJumbuk SuperWool Underlay:
MiniJumbuk SuperWool Underlays reduce pressure and enhance sleeping comfort. The 45 cm deep skirt ensures a good fit for all mattresses. Therefore, it offers comfort (as it distributes body weight over a wider area) and maintains a steady sleeping temperature.
Australian SuperWash Wool (450 Grams of wool per square meter)is luxurious and fluffy, the pile being about 1.25" high. It is available in 4 mattress sizes. Give it a gentle shake before use or put it in the dryer for 10 minutes on the "fluff cycle. Machine washable in Woolskin for best care..
13. Hospital Wool Fleece Bed Pad:
The Hospital Wool Fleece Bed Pad is 30” x 60”, 1050 grams of Superwash wool per square of fabric, machine washable and dryable. Readily absorbs moisture, up to 33% of its weight; before feeling wet. This Merino Wool bed pad is a high-quality pure wool product that is excellent for preventing pressure sores.
The Hospital Wool bed pad is designed for medical uses that need a dense, non-linting, and absorbent fabric. In research conducted at the Sydney Adventist Hospital's Infection Control Unit, nurses stated that the Hospital Wool Fleece outperformed the traditional synthetic pads.
14. LowTemp Medical Sheepskin Wheelchair Arm Pads:
Sheepskin Wheelchair Arm Pads are 14" x 3", and available in several colors (blue, green, and beige), and are sold in pairs. They are ideal for preventing pressure sores on the arms of wheelchair users. Down-Under Wool recommends hand washing in Woolskin detergent for best conditioning and disinfection.
15. Washable Sheepskin Crutches Covers:
Medical Sheepskin Crutches Covers provide pressure relief to those using crutches. This crutch cover set has a cover for each crutch arm and hand rest. Velcro strips hold the hand rests in place.
These Crutches Covers relieve armpit and hand pressure, which are two of the most common issues with crutches. You can machine wash all 4 pieces using Woolskin detergent for better disinfection of leather and wool and then air dry them.
Pressure Sore Prevention can be challenging, particularly if you have to spend most of your time in a wheelchair or bed. Down-Under Wool provides a range of products designed for people with immobility and who are restricted to a bed or wheelchair. Choose what will work best for you.