Medical Sheepskin Choices

Medical Sheepskin Options for Bedridden Patients

Medical patients who need to stay in one position for prolonged periods are at great risk of developing pressure sores or bedsores which are injuries to skin as the result of prolonged pressure on the skin. Bedsores can develop as quickly as 20 minutes and are often difficult to treat. Fortunately, several care strategies such as the use of medical sheepskin options can help prevent bedsores.

Here are two of the medical sheepskins options available for bedridden patients: Hi Temperature Medical sheepskin underlay and regular temperature medical sheepskin. Each of these sheepskin options was proven to have all the healing properties of the natural sheepskin that are of great medical benefit for bedridden patients in home care and hospitals.

AS4480.1 High Temperature Medical sheepskin underlay. This Medical sheepskin made to the Australian Standard AS4480.1 is specifically designed to reduce pressure, minimise skin-shear and friction and absorb moisture, the OZwool.net Australian Medical Sheepskin is far more supportive than other medical sheepskin and medical products on the market. Designed to withstand multiple washes at 80 °C to achieve a hospital required high level of thermal disinfection.

Ozwool.net’s Australian Medical Sheepskins meet performance requirements demanded by nursing homes and hospitals, including there specialist units like operating theatres and intensive care units. These Medical Sheepskins extremely effective against pressure ulcers due to the high density of the wool pile, which greatly reduces pressure, friction and moisture.

Other benefits of the premium Australian curly wool Medical sheepskin include:

  • It absorbs 36% of its dry weight in moisture without feeling damp keeping the patient cool in summer and warm in winter.
  • It is urine and blood resistant.
  • It is washable at 80 degree Celsius.

High Temperature Medical sheepskin underlay. This Medical sheepskin underlay is made of medically treated, washable natural sheepskin and is designed to alleviate pressure, relieve irritation and help in the preventing or healing process of pressure related wounds. It has very dense, soft, springy and resilient wool fibres so when this underlay is used as a cover for a bedridden patient’s bed will provide a cushion to distribute and relieve pressure at vulnerable pressure points on the patient’s body.

Other benefits include:

  • It absorbs 36% of its dry weight in moisture without feeling damp keeping the patient cool in summer and warm in winter.
  • It is urine and blood resistant.
  • It is washable at 80 degree Celsius.

Regular temperature medical sheepskin. This medical sheepskin like the Hi Temperature underlay when used as a cover for a patient’s bed will provide a cushion to distribute and relieve pressure at vulnerable pressure points on the patient’s body thanks to its soft, springy resilient wool fibres.

Other benefits include:

  • It absorbs 36% of its dry weight in moisture without feeling damp keeping the patient cool in summer and warm in winter.
  • It is washable at 40 degree Celsius.

Other medical sheepskin options for bedridden patients (with special requirements in covering skin areas prone to develop pressure related wounds) include:

Elbow protector and foot/heal protector

  • Elbow protector. A elbow protector is made of medically treated, washable natural sheepskin and is designed to alleviate pressure, relieve irritation and help in the healing process for pressure related wounds in the elbow and arm area. It has easy fastening Velcro straps for ease of attachment and adjustment.
  • Foot/heal protector. A foot/heal protector is also made of medically treated, washable natural sheepskin and is designed to alleviate pressure, relieve irritation and help in the healing process for pressure related wounds in the foot and heal area. This also has easy fastening velcro straps for ease of attachment and adjustment.

Both the Elbow protector and foot/heal protector are sold in pairs and its one size fits all.

 

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