Wool Heel & Elbow Pads
- Important Information
The Wool Heel & Elbow Pads are made from 100% pure sheep’s wool.
The wool has a knitted back cloth that allows skin to breathe. This is different to actual sheepskin which has a leather skin backing.
The wool is soft and comfortable and helps with pressure care. 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.
For elbows, the straps should fasten across the arm above and below the elbow. Do not cross the straps over. The straps are long enough for large feet or elbows. You can cut them shorter if you need to.
You may also want to consider the Convoluted Foam Heel & Elbow Pads.
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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.