Bedsore Prevention using Australian Medical Sheepskin & Pressure Smart XD1900: Shear Comfort Products:
Areas of the body where bones are close to the surface and areas that are under the most pressure are at greatest risk for developing pressure sores. Once you know this, then pressure sore prevention becomes more understandable. Pressure sores are commonly found in the coccyx area first. This is often followed by heel pressure sores- both of these areas should be checked daily.
Pressure sores do not have to occur and in 98% of cases, they can be prevented. Pressure sores are not not necessary and should not be expected if proper care is used. Proper care means moving every 20-30 minutes and using pressure sore prevention surfaces eg Shear Comfort products.
WOOL….. WOOL, the natural fiber, has many very favourable properties for pressure sore prevention. Highest quality Wool, the kind of wool that Shear Comfort uses, reduces pressure, skin moisture and shear- the 3 major causes of pressure sores.
WOOL fibres are:
- comforting, soft and luxuriously gentle next to the skin
- machine washable
- stain, odour and fire resistant
- active body temperature regulators
- capable of absorbing large amounts of water vapour; moving it away from the skin
Shear Comfort produces WOOL pressure sore prevention products in 2 formats:
Australian Medical Sheepskin
with the stamp found on all authentic Australian Medical Sheepskins.
2. Pressure Smart XD 1900
Prevention of Pressure Sores and improved comfort for people with limited or no mobility is essential. Pro-active Prevention can be achieved with the 24/7 use of Australian Medical Sheepskin and Pressure Smart XD1900 products.
Shear Comfort’s innovative and protective WOOL/SHEEPSKIN products offer economical and effective protection for people with limited or no mobility and are available for immediate shipping from Shear Comfort for USA& Canada.
Shear Comfort for USA & Canada offers a wide range of Australian Medical Sheepskin & Merino Wool products for the prevention and treatment of pressure sores, bedsores and decubitus ulcers.
Shear Comfort products are cost effective, long lasting, clinically proven and registered with the FDA. Shear Comfort Products are now available for delivery to USA and Canadian addresses with a 3-7 business day delivery time. Or, for added cost, they can be delivered overnight. Please call:1-800-463-1985 for details.
Shear Comfort Medical Sheepskin Overlays exceed the standard for Australian Medical Sheepskin (AS4480-1, 1998). This product is termed an “Overlay” because it is usually placed on top of the bottom sheet of a bed and the user lies directly on the wool. Underlays are placed under the bottom sheet and the user lies on the sheet . Shear Comfort Medical Sheepskin Overlays are lambskins that have been specially selected after tanning and can be identified by the non-removable stamp shown below.
Shear Comfort Lambskin products are trimmed to a 30mm pile height as a result of research that has shown that this pile height gives the maximum pressure reduction.
NEW from Shear Comfort: Pressure Smart XD1900
Pressure Smart XD products are made from 100% fine Merino wool using the sliverknit process and offer a new level of Pressure Sore, Bedsore and decubitus ulcer prevention. Products include Overlays, Pressure Care Assists, Cushion-Its and Superior Overlays. Click Pressure Smart XD for more information and to Order. All products are FDA registered.
All Shear Comfort products are machine washable in water up to 80oC for disinfection and cross infection control.
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