Wool Heel & Elbow Pads
- Important Information
This product is made from 100% pure sheep’s wool, is specially treated for Hospital conditions to help prevent pressure problems, and it is easy to machine or hand wash. The wool has a knitted back cloth that allows skin to breathe, whereas sheepskin has a leather skin backing.
When fitting to heels, the hook and loop straps should go straight across the top of the foot and around the ankle with the heel in the middle of the pad. On elbows, the straps should fasten across the arm above and below the elbow. Do not cross the straps over. The straps are made long enough for large feet or elbows and may be cut shorter if desired.
Item # 141
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.