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.
1. AS4480.1 HiTemp UR Australian Medical Sheepskins – Highest Quality available anywhere: THE PREMIUM Medical Sheepskin
Sheepskins of this quality are chosen because of their very high pile density and premium wool characteristics. They are specially tanned to enable washing up to 80oC and drying up to 60oC. The UR means that the skin has increased resistance to urine. We recommend that you use these sheepskins in the bed and wheelchair for maximum benefit. Use 24/7.
2. HiTemp UR Australian Medical Sheepskins – Extreme Quality – Next BEST
Sheepskins of this range are chosen because of their pile density and premium wool characteristics, The support offered is not as good as the AS4480.1 Medical Sheepskin, however the price is competitive. They are specially tanned to enable washing up to 80oC.
3. Medical Sheepskins (M101) – Excellent Quality
These Honey Cream or Ivory coloured sheepskins are of exceptional quality, having a very soft 25 mm dense pile. They have been eco tanned so that they can be washed in warm water.Regular Temperature Medical Sheepskins are not Urine Resistant and are thus not recommended for incontinent clients.