Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Australian Sheepskin Apparel proudly announces their new high-quality, hi temp UR bariatric bed pad to stop bed sores and reduce sweating

Contact: Stephen Playford
Company: Australian Sheepskin Apparel
Address: 526A 45th Street Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K OW2 Canada
Contact Number: +1-306-934-7119

Australian Sheepskin Apparel proudly announces their new high-quality, hi temp UR bariatric bed pad to stop bed sores and reduce sweating.

Australian Sheepskin Apparel (ASA), a top notch industry provider of warm, all natural Merino sheepskin products, announced their new extra-large (bariatric) hi-temp UR medical sheepskin overlay, a bed pad product for individuals suffering from pressure ulcers and moisture build up at the skin interface. This company prides itself on producing one of a kind medical sheepskin products, to meet the requirements and needs in the health system. Their products are scientifically tested and expert recommended to thousands of patients worldwide for a wide range of medical conditions.

All of the new products at ASA are flexible to use in acute, long term or home care settings. Each is both urine and fire resistant, high temperature (Hi-temp UR) machine washable and tumble dry. The Australian medical sheepskin (AMS) is natural sheepskin from the Merino sheep, it's not manufactured synthetic fiber. The highly versatile and lab tested product provides for pressure sore prevention. This is due to the dense hollow wool pile in contact with the leather back of AMS.

Medical practitioner Dr. Robert Carter wrote, “It provides pressure relief when placed under areas of pressure neurosis, including sacrum, heels and trochanters”. Many practitioners researched and confirmed the findings in several medical journal publications on Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment using AMS AS4480.1 medical grade green.

Australian Sheepskin Apparel has further developed a medical sheepskin wound dressing that offers unsurpassed pressure ulcer and wound treatment to patients that other devices and wound dressings on the market do not offer. The all natural medical Merino sheepskin products are suitable for those suffering from contractures, deformities and other serious health conditions. In most healthcare facilities, waterproofing is a requirement, however, service providers are at a disadvantage, that the use of plastic covers will lead to moisture affecting the skin interface.

ASA has further developed a coccyx pad that is inserted inside the incontinent garment to create pressure reduction and absorb the very acidic incontinence fluids away from the skin tissue and keep the skin clear. ASA has also stated that the hollow wool fibers move with the skin and allow the skin to breathe. This allows people to be moved without creating frictional force and don’t have the risks of skin tears, and deep ulceration.

“Despite the efficacy of the Australian medical sheepskin, most nurses are reluctant to believe in the products,” Dr. Carter said. “They generally consider sheepskin as products without Merino content or are made of a synthetic polyester pile.”

Scientifically speaking, industry standard medical sheepskins are known for the dense wool pile of Merino sheepskin, the finest quality grade sheepskin in the world. With the availability of medical bed pads and other pressure relieving products, individuals and patients worldwide are fortunate to have such a lab tested product. Each is specifically tailored to those who suffer from pressure ulceration and many other medical conditions. The use of these medically tested solutions in healthcare facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes would alleviate the high rate of bed sores prevention.

Australian Merino medical sheepskin are perfect for those who are looking for high-quality options. The products are all made from sturdy, authentic Merino sheepskin. The company uses only the most exceptional components, making the new XL medical overlay bed pads, wound dressings and other products, the best in the industry. Products are also available to different users at a very competitive rate. The entire product line is now made available online at a fair and reasonable price, guaranteeing amazing results and huge savings for a very long time.

The company has a strong reputation for offering the best natural product to a wide market. Their products are Merino sheepskin that is known for the most dense hollow wool fibre. Their products are scientifically tested for giving warmth, creating airflow and incredible comfort. They are also durable, urine resistant, fire resistant and high temperature washable (hi-temp UR certified) and tumble dry. ASA products will stand the test of time when washed with Skinsan liquid detergent (warranty requirement). The vibrant green color denotes that the Australian medical sheepskin is the industry recognized medical grade AS4480.1, as per medical journal publications. The company remains dedicated to developing their trademark medical products for individuals and patients worldwide.

Add the bed pad medical overlay or any other medical sheepskin product to the cart today. Then enjoy the huge benefits in quality and comfort let alone results, superior to any other product on the market. Contact Stephen Playford for more information. The company has an excellent team of customer representatives that are always ready to help! Take action today and realise why many people count on the company.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Canadian Manufacturer of High-Quality Australian Medical Sheepskin Announces All Products Are Now Available For Direct Purchases

Contact: Stephen Playford
Company: Australian Sheepskin Apparel
Address: 526A 45th Street East Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0W2 Canada
Phone Number: +1-306-934-7119

Canadian Manufacturer of High-Quality Australian Medical Sheepskin Announces All Products Are Now Available For Direct Purchases.

Canadian manufacturer of high temperature washable Australian medical sheepskin (AMS), Australian Sheepskin Apparel (ASA), announces the availability of all products for direct purchases. Customers from Canada, UK, USA and all the world can now purchase the best quality sheepskins as part of the company's plans to expand the business and create better access for individuals who need to stop bed sores and heal persistent wounds.

As the population ages, the prevalence of bed sores increases everywhere in the world. Australian Sheepskin Apparel is enabling end users easier access to their product to prevent these problems from getting worse without having to wait on time constraints from health systems.

Products offered by ASA for bed sore prevention include Australian medical sheepskin bed pads, footwear, wheelchair accessories, everything from tip to toe. Medical journal publications from Australia, Europe and the USA are easily accessed online as to the effectiveness of AMS AS 4480.1. Simply visit their website to access randomized trials of Australian medical sheepskin.

The Australian Merino Sheepskin has the most dense wool fiber in the world which in turn reduces the pressure on the bony prominences of the body when laying or sitting for long periods. The hollow wool fiber will insulate the body at 37 degrees Celsius and helps optimize blood flow to the body making less work for the heart. This effect keeps you cool in the summer and warm and cozy in the winter. Australian medical sheepskin will also absorb moisture away from the skin stopping breakdown due to moisture build up. The movement of the wool fiber while rolling or turning will also stop shearing type wounds from occurring. The insulating factor of the hollow wool fiber is also a tremendous benefit for arthritis suffers to sleep pain free due to increased blood flow to the joints which helps reduce inflammation creating less pain and better sleep patterns.

Australian Sheepskin Apparel has developed and researched the miracles that Australian medical sheepskin provides for the last 22 years. Their goal now is to expand their business to anyone in the world needing help in a timely fashion.

Australian Sheepskin Apparel has further developed the worlds first disposable sterile sheepskin wound dressing that heals even the most problematic persistent wounds, caused by diabetes, trauma, surgical, pressure, moisture, shearing, burns and infectious related wounds.

Sheepskin is a widely used and recognized product for pressure reduction, insulation to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter, reduction of shear wounds etc, but what makes Australian medical sheepskin the premiere product to use, is that you can simply throw it in the washing machine and tumble dry in the dryer. No other sheepskin can do this. Skinsan detergent has been developed for AMS to keep the leather soft and supple, flush out the wool fiber and kills 99.9% of all bacteria.

This development of expanding the access to the product is due to the frustrations of many individuals trying to get health systems to change practices being used for years, in many cases with no change. Huge corporations developing synthetic dressings from foam to synthetic fiber do not want you to know of the technology that has come from a very simple product. Australian medical sheepskin was made a medical standard in Australia in 1998 and was color coded green so it is immediately identifiable as the medical grade. White or cream sheepskin or synthetic rugs made to look like sheepskin, do not perform in washing or help to stop bed sores, as synthetics create problems with the skin tissue. Many online stores will try to sell imitations or synthetic sheepskin saying they are medical. Authentic medical grade sheepskin will only have the Australian medical sheepskin medical standard label.

Australian medical sheepskin was originally designed for the operating theater, to stop people developing bed sores whilst going through surgery for hip replacements etc. The cost factor to all health systems for surgical related bed sores is staggering. The Australian Federal Government came up with the answer to help prevent this massive cost problem.

To help clear the misunderstanding and ensure that customers get only genuine Australian sheepskin, the company now makes their products available for direct purchase. Customers, no matter who they may be, from all over the UK, Canada, and the USA can purchase a wide array of medical products made of sheepskin directly from All they need to do is visit the site and browse through the various products they have to offer. Customers can also directly go to their products page to see their collection of high-quality medical sheepskin apparel. Their products range from chair and bed pads to footwear, all made from genuine merino sheepskin approved by the Australian Medical Association.

About Australian Sheepskin Apparel:
Australian Sheepskin Apparel is a company serving the medical industry for more than 20 years by providing the highest quality sheepskin apparel. Their goal is to provide the comfort needs of customers no matter they may be.  Sheepskin is one of the world’s best natural insulators, and Australian Sheepskin serves as one of the leading stores to get them.
For more information, please visit For inquiries, please call direct +1-306-934-7119 or send an email to

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

When Should I Use Australian Medical Sheepskin

When Should I Use Australian Medical Sheepskin


Arthritis,osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis sufferers will sleep much better with reduced pain as the Australian Medical Sheepskin bed pad will help maintain body temperature at 37*C and increase blood flow to the joints. This in turn reduces inflammation in the joints making sleep much easier with less pain.

Baby rugs are used in the crib for newborns and infants for sleeping.

My own children were brought up on sheepskin bed pads and slept perfectly. Used extensively in Australia as they maintain body temperature at 37*C in a hot climate, it works the same in a cold climate. Premature babies (neonatal infants) were proven to gain weight three times faster due to the sheepskin (lamb skins) crib pads maintaining body temperature at 37*C with less pressure points on the tiny human frame. This comfort factor significantly reduces the urge to move, roll or turn. Less movement means less energy output, which goes into their growth. See London, England trials. These sheepskin pads are white or cream in color and are hand wash only and hang dry away from direct sunlight. Read report.

Bed Sores

Bed sores include pressure sores, coccyx wounds, shearing wounds and breakdown from moisture build up at skin interface. Wounds occur from pressure at the bony prominence of the body along with moisture build up inside the incontinence garment on the coccyx are and shearing related wounds on the ankles, legs and feet. The Australian Medical Sheepskin pad will create pressure reduction on the bony areas of the body, with heel protectors and elbow protectors reducing pressure on the back and sides of the feet and elbows. Moisture build up on the coccyx area is wicked away by coccyx pads placed inside the incontinence area creating moisture absorption of the urine and fecal moisture away from the skin, reducing breakdown. Shearing related wounds are prevented by the sheepskin wool fibre moving with the skin tissue as an individual moves, rolls or turns. It does not pull on sensitive skin tissue. Australian Medical Sheepskin is also urine resistant sheepskin. Note Australian Medical Sheepskin must be rinsed free of urine or fecal matter prior to washing. DO NOT ALLOW URINE OR FECAL MATTER TO AMMONIATE IN THE SHEEPSKIN. THIS WILL CAUSE IRREPARABLE DAMAGE TO THE LEATHER.


Burns are treated with Sheepzorb sterile wound dressings and changed numerous times each day as moisture (exudate) will be significant. At first the dressings may need to be changed as much as 3 times in a 24 hour period. Remove with saline solution, pat wound dry and replace new sterile Sheepzorb wound dressings. Sterile Sheepzorb wound dressings will significantly reduce scarring and is microbial absorbent. See burn results (link coming soon).

Car seat covers

Car seat covers can be used in hot or cold climates as it keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter due to the natural science of the way it grows. Sheepskin truck seat covers will do the same. However, that's not all that it does, you get no sore rear end and no shirt sticking to your back from sweat build up. The distances that can be travelled without any of the discomfort stated above are astonishing to anything synthetic or leather. Go for it mate! See photo (link coming soon).


Cellulitis is a wound on the leg normally associated with edema or swelling in the legs, sometimes brought on by venous insufficiency or arterial insufficiency. Diabetes and congestive heart failure are quite often the original cause of all these problems. As the blood flow slows down in the legs the plasma separates from the red blood cells. This plasma then settles in the subcutaneous tissue and causes excessive swelling (edema) in the lower to upper limbs depending on the severity of reduced blood flow. Once the retained fluid (plasma) levels for the legs capacity are exceeded, the plasma pushes through to the outer layers of skin tissue (epidermal and dermal). The wound looks like blisters on the skin with clear to yellowish fluid oozing from the wound. The treatment is Sheepzorb sterile wound dressings 4" x 4" or 5" x 5" inch to cover the affected area and absorb excess moisture with Australian Medical Sheepskin boots to maintain limb temperature at 37*C increasing circulation in the limb. Remember, a warmer limb provides better blood flow. See leg wound PDF.


Contracture of the palms results in crippled hands, contracted hands with fingernails digging into the palm of the hand creating sweat build up and wounds in the palm. The treatment is Australian Medical Sheepskin palm protector with finger separators or the contracture cone design to maintain flexion of the fingers. Palm protectors will absorb the moisture from the palm and stop the fingernails digging into the palm. They Velcro in place and do not fall away when the hand spasms.

Healthcare Cost Savings with Australian Medical Sheepskin:

Crutch pads and hand pads

Crutch pads and hand pads are implemented to increase comfort and stop bruising under the arm pits and on the palms when using crutches for an injured leg. Walker grips will do the same thing. See photo.

Diabetic wounds:

Diabetics are at risk of developing persistent wounds or ulcers that may be present for years. These wounds are generally on the legs and feet as the blood flow is affected by an increase of sugar in the blood making it more difficult for the heart to pump the blood to the feet. This is because the blood is thicker like honey and is difficult to fit in the very tiny capillaries at the outer skin layers, the symptoms are cold feet and legs with a change in color showing a further reduction in blood flow to the limb. Treatment, warm the limb back to 37°C with Australian Medical Sheepskin boots increasing circulation in the limb and Sheepzorb wound dressings to absorb moisture away from the wound and increase blood flow to the wound site. This combination creates incredible wound healing. However, prevention is always the best medicine. Australian Medical Sheepskin slippers will provide standard limb temperature for the feet and increase blood flow. This does provide an environment where wounds are less susceptible.


Edema is a term used to describe swelling of bodily tissue. It can occur from trauma to the body, and is most common in the lower legs. This anomaly is caused by limited circulation in the legs as described above in cellulitis. As the circulation slows down, plasma separates from the blood and settles in the fatty tissue (subcutaneous tissue)  under the skin. The problem becomes more exacerbated by limb temperature. As circulation becomes colder, the colder the leg becomes the circulation gets more restricted. A domino effect starts occurring until the leg cannot store anymore fluid and will break through the outer skin tissue causing cellulitis and worse possible amputation. Unfortunately, we are not able to cure the venous or arterial insufficiency creating this problem, but can help to reverse the associated problems being created by simply warming the leg back to standard body temperature 37*C. Treatment, long Australian Sheepskin boots or in earlier stages short boots or wrap around slippers will insulate the limb extremity back to 37*C and in turn increase blood flow back to the leg. This increased blood flow will pick up the excess plasma in the fatty tissue (subcutaneous tissue) and loose it in our waste. The leg wound at the end of this section shows a man whose leg had been swollen for three and a half years with the cellulitis pre-existing for the last six months, clearly getting worse. He had been pressure wrapping for three years with no effect. It took four weeks to reduce the swelling and the Sheepzorb wound dressings to heal the wound. This process achieved standard body temperature for increased blood flow and moisture absorption for wound healing. See leg wound PDF.

Good wound dressings

Good wound dressings are Sheepzorb wound dressings that will have an excellent effect on pressure wounds, moisture wounds, shearing wounds, leg wounds, leg ulcers, foot wounds, foot ulcers, trauma wounds, surgical wounds, infected wounds, burn wounds, and infectious wounds e.g. Phlebitis, Staph infection, MRSA, VRE, CDIFF and gangrene. These dressings are also helpful with skin lesions and psoriasis. Green Australian Medical Sheepskin Sheepzorb wound dressings are also sterile and microbial absorbent, meaning, they absorb infection! In turn less antibiotics required.

Healing wounds with Sheepzorb

Healing wounds with Sheepzorb wound dressings is achieved by absorbing excess moisture away from the wound and in turn allowing blood flow into the tissue. All skin tissue requires blood flow to heal by bringing the cells in the blood into the tissue requiring it.

Holistic Medicine:

Australian Medical grade sheepskin or green sheepskin has often been referred to as a holistic solution by many people that have used it. It is a natural product from the Australian Merino Sheep and carries with it the ability to perform many tasks for the human body at the same time, simply due to the natural science of how it grows. It will insulate to keep the body temperature at 37°C perfect body temperature to enhance blood flow easily throughout the body. It will reduce pressure significantly better than any synthetic product. It will absorb moisture and infection away from a wound site, synthetic will not. It will reduce shearing due to dense movable fibers, synthetics will not.

Industrial Sheepskin

Our industrial sheepskin for winter wear is designed for use in extremely cold climates and is fire retardant for all industrial applications. Industrial sheepskin is rated for 100°F below. Industrial hoods, boot liners and mitts will stop those extremities from freezing! Indoor slippers are also a must for super cozy feet. Note: All Australian Sheepskin Apparel footwear insoles are made from the real Merino Sheepskin, not synthetic. See photos (link coming soon).

Laundering Australian Medical Sheepskin

Laundering Australian medical sheepskin is the only medical grade sheepskin and is colored green for easy identification that has the ability to be washed to the temperatures required by infection control standards for use in hospitals and institutions where product can be used on different patients without the fear of cross infection. Australian Medical Sheepskin is washable to 80*C and above for thermal disinfection and can be tumble dried. This is only sheepskin in the world that can withstand these rigorous requirements. If it is not Green it does not go in the machine. Others have tried to use white or cream sheepskins and have had disastrous results with shrinkage of the pelt and in some cases, major fiber loss ruining the machine. Skinsan sheepskin detergent is a hospital strength disinfectant and is the only detergent warranted to wash Green Australian Medical Sheepskin. Warranty will be void if laundered in any other detergent. Skinsan detergent has a wetting agent for the leather, a flushing agent for the wool fiber and a bacteriostat that will kill 99 percent of all bacteria listed in good wound dressings above. See MSDS for skinsan detergent. ALWAYS RINSE URINE OR FECAL MATTER FROM SHEEPSKIN PRIOR TO LAUNDERING. See photo.

Open wounds:

Open wounds can occur from trauma, pressure, moisture, shearing, burns, and infection. All these wounds occur for different reasons but all wounds require the one same thing to heal them. Oxygenated blood flow. It is a medical fact that blood flow is required to keep skin tissue alive. Simply take an adhesive bandage and put it around your index finger and go to bed. When you wake up the next morning and take the bandage of your finger and look at it, the color of the skin tissue under the bandage has turned opaque white. The reason this happens is the moisture is trapped and has flooded the skin tissue layers and is blocking blood flow into the tissue. The skin turns white and is dying due to a lack of oxygen from the blood. This happens in just one night, wounds can be present for years. Note: if you cannot get an oxygen cell into the tissue, you will not get the antibiotic there either. Many wound dressings on the market are synthetic from foams to hydrocolloids and are often left on the wound for days. This in turn creates mucus build up under the dressing and does negatively affect the healthy tissue around the world. That is why wounds get larger and deeper. Bacteria are formed in a warm moist environment. Synthetic dressings create this exact scenario leading to infection and in some cases amputation. Australian Medical Sheepskin sterile Sheepzorb wound dressings will absorb moisture from the wound all the way through the hollow wool fibre until it reaches the leather at the back of the dressing. The moisture then disperses throughout the leather. This then stops any bacteria from forming and keeps the moisture away from the skin interface. This moisture flow away from the wound then allows a clear path for the blood to get onto the cells requiring it. We are then getting the oxygen cells, protein cells, white blood cells and antibiotics to the areas requiring it. Sterile Sheepzorb wound dressings are also microbial absorbent.

Subcutaneous wounds

Subcutaneous woundsor closed wounds are generally the result of excess pressure on the bony prominences of the body and have in many cases been present for some time. When these wounds heal with Australian Medical Sheepskin Sheepzorb wound dressings, they will look worse before they get better. As the Sheepzorb dressing absorbs the excess moisture away from the wound site and brings in the blood flow, the wound will open up exposing the underlying damage to the tissue. As the protein cells in our blood enter the wound base, granulation from the protein will occur from the base of the wound to the top and at all sides throughout the healing period. Healing times will vary due to the size and depth of the wound.

The Sheepzorb wound dressings are a topical dressing. Note: deep wounds with tunneling should not be packed with anything as this will interfere with granulation at the base of the wound and retard healing. Once a scab (necrotic tissue) forms on the wound, it is to be left intact, not debrided. A scab is the bodies defense against infection. Wound debriding will open the body to infection and makes the wound bigger. Note: Mum always said to stop picking at your scab. As the sterile Sheepzorb wound dressing absorbs the moisture from the outside edges of the scab, the wound will continue to heal underneath until the scab comes away by itself. A scab may form more than once on the wound depending on the wound size, depth and duration. These factors will vary healing time.

Sheepzorb wound dressings must be changed every 24 hours or when moisture is noted on the leather. Note: do not leave Sheepzorb wound dressings on for days at a time. Products to be used are an Australian Medical Sheepskin bed pad for prevention of a wound (best practice) or to reduce the pressure and maintain standard body temperature 37°C to help optimize blood flow throughout the body. The Sterile Sheepzorb wound dressings will absorb excess moisture from the wound and will again optimize blood flow to the wound site. Leg wounds require long or short Australian Medical Sheepskin boots for standard body temperature.

Types of wounds vary greatly but more common is that we deal with leg wounds, leg ulcers, foot wounds, foot ulcers, foot sores, ankle wounds, ankle ulcers, ankle sores, toe wounds, toe sores, toe ulcers, open sores, closed wounds (subcutaneous damage), coccyx wounds, coccyx sores, elbow wounds, elbow sores. All of which can be helped greatly with the use of Australian Medical Sheepskins products.

Veterinary use:

Animals such as horses, cats, dogs, cows, etc. have a metabolism very similar to ours when it comes to wound healing. The principles are all the same with the requirement of blood supply to the wound area, an increase in protein to granulate the wound and keep infection at bay. Australian Medical Sheepskin Sheepzorb wound dressings will achieve this through moisture absorption through the hollow fibre to the leather bringing with it the blood supply carrying the cells required to heal the wound as stated above. One major problem that conventional dressings have is they trap moisture at the wound site which not only disallows blood flow to the base of the wound bed but forms bacteria (infection) as well. This is when flies will lay their lava and install maggots. It is a barnyard after all. Flies will only lay their eggs where the food (rotting tissue) will feed the larva for three to five days once hatched. When using sterile Sheepzorb wound dressings, you will continually keep blood low in the outer lying tissue. This is not what flies are looking for. Australian Medical Sheepskin has healed many animals to date, too numerous to count. Please see the attached two horses treated with Australian Medical Sheepskin. In all cases, infection has never been an issue due to microbial absorption. See photos (viewer discretion is advised).

Wound prevention

Wound prevention is the best medicine that anyone can ever utilize. Australian Medical Sheepskin is adaptable for so many applications from bed pads to wheelchair cushions, wheelchair accessories like armrest covers, foot pads, calf pads, head rest covers even knee walker cover. Conditions that benefit greatly from these products are paraplegic, quadriplegic, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, leg contracture, spasms. This is where Australian Medical Sheepskin products excel due to, shearing and pressure reduction at the skin interface.

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Originally Posted by Owner Stephen Playford on Jan 15, 2018 here