The Wool Elbow / Shin Protector Sleeves are designed to help protect an elbow or shin from scratched and skin tears.
It is made from 100% pure sheep’s wool. It has been specially treated for hospital conditions to help prevent pressure problems.
The wool has a knitted back cloth that allows skin to breathe, whereas sheepskin has a leather skin backing.
The soft wool is sewn into a sleeve that is easy to slide up the arm to protect the elbow. The sheep’s wool knitted on a synthetic backing wool is designed for hospital washing.
Washing: Use pure soap or a recommended wool detergent. Gently hand wash in warm water, maximum 5 minutes. Rinse twice in lukewarm water, 3 minutes each time. Do not wring, shake the sheepskin vigorously to raise the wool fibres. Dry flat in the shade, or on a line. This sheepskin may be dry-cleaned. Air well after dry-cleaning.
This product is to help with the prevention of pressure sores. Sometimes, due to the patient deteriorating, the product may become unsuitable. Continuous monitoring is necessary and alternative products may be recommended.