Sheepskin products have been successful nursing aids for the prevention of pressure ulcers ( bed sores) since the early 1960’s. The value and comfort of Medical Sheepskin products are derived from the springy 30mm pile ( about 1.25″) of these specially tanned sheepskin hides. The high pile density of soft, springy resilient wool fibres creates a cushion that distributes body weight and pressure over a large area. Each fibre acts as a “mini-spring” that will transform, to a body contour; particularly at pressure points.Unlike other fibres, wool can absorb moisture up to 33% of the wool weight; without feeling wet.
The wool fibres wick moisture away from the skin, keeping it dry – an important consideration for bedsore prevention. The wool pile surface also reduces friction and skin tearing (due to shear forces); making Medical Sheepskins ideal overlays for people confined to a bed or wheelchair. Medical Sheepskin properties provide improved comfort for the patient and reduction in the primary causes of bedsores, pressure sores and decubitus ulcers
Average size 90cm x 55cm (sizes can vary)