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Stamp found on all authentic HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskins

M103: Pressure Care Assistant prevents bed sores on the feet.

M102: HiTemp UR Australian medical Sheepskin prevents bedsores

M171: HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskin Even Pressure Boot

M117: Wool-Pile Limb Sleeves for leg & arm protection & warmth

M160: Wool-Pile FootWarmers for comfort & warmth

M161: Wool-Pile Wrap Booties for cold sensitive feet

Sheepskin Medical Boot- washable: M170

R215: SuperWool Machine Washable mattress covers: Underlays

Washable Medical Sheepskin Walker handle covers

Medical Sheepskin Wheelchair Seat & Back Covers

M103 Pressure Care Assistant prevents bed sores on the feet.HiTemp UR Australian medical Sheepskin prevents bedsoresHiTemp UR Medical Sheepskin Even Pressure BootWool-Pile Limb Sleeves for leg & arm protection & warmthWool-Pile Sock Booties for comfort & warmthWool-Pile Wrap Booties for cold sensitive feet Sheepskin Medical Boot- washableWashable Medical Sheepskin Walker handle coversMedical Sheepskin Wheelchair Seat & Back Covers




 Prevent Bed Sores: Ulcers with

 Medical Sheepskins: 


                  Look for this authenticity HiTemp UR stamp on your sheepskin                      HiTemp UR Sheepskins prevent bedsores, pressure sores & decubitus ulcers

HiTemp Urine Resistant Medical Sheepskins..are always emerald green, Urine Resistant and very effective in preventing bedsores, pressure sores and decubitus ulcers in the skin of people confined to a bed or wheelchair. 

Bed Sores ( Pressure Sores) are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue. These occur when you lie or sit in the same position for a long time. This causes your body pressure to prevent blood from getting to your skin, resulting in skin death. Bed sores also result from skin tears also occur when the skin moves one way and the underlying bone moves another. Moist skin is more liable to tear. Friction injuries( eg rubbing against a sheet) may also cause bed sores. 

To summarize, there are 3 main causes of Bed Sores:

1. Pressure that restricts blood circulation in the skin

2. Tearing (Shearing) forces and  friction

3. Moisture or humidity buildup at the skin level

To see pictures and descriptions of the early stages of  bed sores, click: Bed Sore Pictures

Preventing bed sores is much easier, more economical and kinder than healing them. Bedsores may develop in an hour, but may take months to heal. Prevent  bed sores with  HiTemp UR Australian Medical Sheepskins. These Sheepskins  will reduce or eliminate the above causes of bed sores. Give the protection against the development of ugly, painful and debilitating bed sores that your loved ones deserve. 

Beware! Not all sheepskins are equal. . Many are not tanned to enable safe washing. Most medical sheepskins are chrome tanned; making them washable in water up to 60o C.

Beware!  Not all HiTemp Medical Sheepskins are equal. Our Medical Sheepskins are HiTemp wash and Urine Resistant. Most HiTemp Sheepskins are not Urine Resistant. HiTemp Urine Resistant Medical Sheepskins are new and have properties that surpass all other tanned sheepskins. The special stamp on the leather is your guarantee that the sheepskin is an authentic Australian HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskin; and has been tanned to meet the Australian Standard AS 4480-1 1998. 

What is so good about them?

1. HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskins are machine washable and can be chemically and thermally disinfected: 

(a) Thermal disinfection is achieved by  washing at 80o C.

(b) Chemical disinfection occurs when washed with WoolskinWoolskin contains the antibacterial ( Triclosan) which remains in the skin after washing; giving continued antibacterial action. Disinfection  is very important if a sheepskin is to be used in an institution.

2.  HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskins are guaranteed for 50 wash/dry cycles when laundered to the Australian Standard (AS 4480.1) with WoolskinWoolskin will leave  a residual antibacterial in the wool fibre, giving protection against the development of unpleasant odours. 

3. HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskins are Urine Resistant (UR). Only UR sheepskin will not breakdown in the presence of urine; making it ideal for incontinent clients.

4. Our HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskins exceed the Australian Standard ( AS 4480.1).


           No other sheepskins have these properties!


Australian Medical Sheepskins prevent bed sores by:

(a) reducing pressure on body parts in contact with the sheepskin.

(b) keeping the skin dry.....wool fibres will absorb up to 33% of their dry weight in moisture, without feeling wet. The  moisture is wicked away from the source, alleviating the discomfort of perspiration experienced by immobile patients. Wicking of moisture will also reduce moisture buildup at the pressure points. 

(c) reducing tearing or shear forces on the skin when the patient moves.

To purchase a HiTemp UR Australian Medical Sheepskin, go to Store. 

To see other useful medical sheepskin products, go to: Store 

To learn more about wool and sheepskin, see the following:

* Sheepskin

* Wool-Pile

* Washing Wool

* Woolskin

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We want to make sure that you receive the product best suited to your need. If you have any questions about our products or their use for  medical conditions, please contact us -  we are here to assist you!

FAX :        905 - 295 - 3816                                                           

Phone:  1- 800 - 463 - 1985       

Email: sales(at)medicalsheepskins.com                                                  

Down-Under Wool is a leading edge company specializing in the prevention & treatment of bedsores, pressure sores and decubitus ulcers- a Benchmark for Quality Australian Sheepskin & Wool-Pile products since 1986.

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