HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskin
What is a HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskin?
These are Certified Medical Sheepskins ( AS4480.1 1998) which must have a certain fibre length, density and thickness to ensure their unique therapeutic properties, and are treated to be Urine Resistant (UR) and washable at 80°C for thermal disinfection.
These are the BEST Medical Sheepskins available. They are URINE RESISTANT (UR) and MACHINE WASHABLE (HITEMP) in hot water for disinfection purposes. Only 1 in 20 sheepskins produced in Australia are good enough to be classified as : Shear Comfort HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskin (AS4480.1 1998). Those that do qualify are stamped with the above image. They have a very dense 30mm pile and feel very soft. To order now, click: HiTemp
The Australian HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskin was introduced to the medical world in 1998. It was developed to respond to the need for a dense pile fine Merino wool fleece that could be:
The research for the development of this product was carried out at the C.S.I.R.O under the direction of Dr. Ken Montgommery. The tanning, laundering and manufacturing industries worked closely with the CSIRO and Standards Australia. The patented tanning process was then licensed to tanning companies in Australia.
Critical Aspects of the HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskin:
Now that the criteria established by Standards Australia are now in place, users can be assured that HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskins can be laundered many times ( guaranteed for at least 50 washes in Woolskin) and achieve the high level of disinfection that is need to meet hospital infection control standards. This is very important for incontinent users. Most sheepskins wil break down in the presence of urine and faeces. These specially tanned sheepskins are UR ( Urine Resistant ), making them the recommendation for incontinent users.
Authentic Australian medical Sheepskins have been shown, in clinical trials, to reduce the possibility of developing pressure sores by 58%.
The wool charcteristics will maximize pressure relief and moisture absorption at the same time as well as reducing shear...the 3 major factors that cause pressure sores.
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HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskin products now available:
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These products are best cared for using Woolskin: Sheepskin Shampoo - with Tea Tree Oil.
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