Australian Medical Sheepskins
Made to Australian Standard 4480.1 the Australian Medical Sheepskin is one of the best and most remarkable products available for pressure ulcer prevention in older and incapacitated people who spend long periods of time in bed or sitting up in chairs or wheelchairs.
Pressure ulceration continually challenges the health professional to deliver the appropriate preventative care. Unfortunately pressure ulcers remain an unacceptably frequent occurrence in many health institutions and with people in care in the home who are confined to the bed or a wheelchair.
Each patient's skin care program has to be specifically tailored to the individual's requirements. In any institution there will be the need for a large number of simple cost efficient devices for low risk patients, and a small number of considerably more expensive devices for the few high risk patients.
One of the most remarkable and cost effective products available for pressure ulcer prevention is the Australian Medical Sheepskin.
The Australian Medical Sheepskin is suitable for low risk patients, with its pressure reducing interface providing low friction and excess moisture absorption which are critical factors in the reduction of the incidence of pressure ulcers.
What is an Australian Medical Sheepskin?
An Australian Medical Sheepskin is a real sheepskin with a leather back manufactured to Australian Standard 4480.1 and has been designed to meet the requirements of the Medical Profession in the prevention of pressure ulcers. The features of an Australian Medical Sheepskin include
|Easy to Use||Portable|
|Safe to use||Comfortable|
|Supported by an Australian Standard|
|Durable to repeated high temperature thermal disinfections|
Recommended for use by
|Senior citizens||Accident victims|
|Wheelchair users||Overseas travellers|
|Office workers||Arthritis sufferers|
|Athletes||People with sleeping disorders|
|Hospital patients||"At home" patients|
Beware of Synthetics and Imitations
The Australian Medical Sheepskin is not just any sheepskin but it is a specially selected sheepskin that has been processed to meet the very strict requirements of the medical profession and the patient.
It is common practice in international medical literature to use the term sheepskin to describe a whole rangeof products that often bear no resemblance to real sheepskin other than a fur-like pile and/or appearance.
The unique properties of sheepskin cannot be replicated by manufacturing technology. It is not possible to individually implant into backing material, between 4,000 and 6,000 fibres per square centimetre as can be found in sheepskin. It is the unique properties of each individual and independently aligned wool fibre that separate the genuine sheepskin from the many manufactured imitations.
The Hi-Temp Medical Sheepskin is an attractive green colour and is ideal for use in hospitals, nursing care facilities and in the home. It can be washed at up to 80 deg C (176 deg F) for 8 minutes.