One of our biggest selling products is the Australian Tanned Natural coloured AS4480.1 Australian Medical Sheepskin. It is a sheepskin that has been specially tanned and processed here in Australia to meet strict medical standards for preventing pressure sores. Pressure sores, also known as bed sores or pressure ulcers, are caused by prolonged pressure on the skin and underlying tissues and can be a severe complication for people who are bedridden or have limited mobility.
All our Australian Medical Sheepskin are designed to reduce pressure, friction, and moisture on the skin, which are the main factors contributing to pressure sores. The sheepskin is also naturally soft and comfortable, which can help improve patient comfort and reduce the risk of skin irritation.
Here are some features of Australi AS4480.1 Medical Sheepskin:
- Certified: Australian Medical Sheepskin meets the strict requirements of AS4480.1, the Australian Standard for medical sheepskins. This means that it has been tested and certified for its pressure-relieving properties.
- Better Support: By selecting a hide with a larger diameter wool fibre, the hide can better support the body weight rather than collapse under the weight. Whilst it may not feel as soft as baby care, the support features are much higher and more beneficial.
- Quality: Australian Medical Sheepskin is made from high-quality Australian Merino sheepskin, known for its softness, durability, and natural moisture-wicking properties.
- Easy to clean: High Temperature washable Australian Medical Sheepskin can be machine washed and tumble dried, making it easy to clean and maintain.
- Versatile: Australian Medical Sheepskin can be used on various surfaces, including beds, wheelchairs, and other medical equipment.
If you or a loved one are at risk of developing pressure sores, AS4480.1 Australian Medical Sheepskin may be a good option. However, it’s important to note that while Australian Medical Sheepskin can help reduce the risk of pressure sores, it’s not a substitute for regular repositioning, hygiene, or other measures to prevent them. It’s always best to consult a healthcare professional for advice on the best ways to prevent pressure sores.
The As4480.1 is the medical sheepskin for bedsores and should be selected when buying medical grade sheepskin pads.
Our AS4480.1 Range of products can be found here https://www.ozwool.com.au/as4480-medical-sheepskin/ or as underlays at https://www.ozwool.com.au/sheepskin-bed-underlays/