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KYDA Leather & Sheepskin, Medical Sheepskin Specialists

The wool fibres, each individually held intact by the tanned skin of the lamb, contribute to the KYDA Medical Sheepskin’s value as a medical product. Interfaced between patient and bed, the KYDA Medical Sheepskin reduces pressure, friction and moisture, which are the primary causes of pressure sores. The KYDA Medical Sheepskin can be machine-washed or dry-cleaned and washing instructions are included with every sheepskin.

wool-fibre-absorptionThe KYDA Medical Sheepskin can absorb up to 34% of its dry weight in moisture without feeling damp. Sheepskin rapidly dissipates this moisture away from the source to alleviate discomfort to immobile patients from perspiration, thus reducing moisture build up at pressure points.

Who Should Use Them? The KYDA Medical Sheepskins are ideal for people who need to spend long periods sitting or lying down, such as: the Immobile, Elderly or Frail, Paraplegic and Quadriplegic, Spinal Patients, Convalescing Persons and Arthritis Sufferers, Aged care and disability care organisations.

Each year, millions of people throughout the world develop bedsores ranging from mild inflammation to deep wounds that involve muscle and bone. This often-painful condition usually starts with red skin that quickly blisters and deteriorates into open sores that can harbour life-threatening infection.

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Bedsores are also called decubitus ulcers, pressure ulcers, or pressure sores. Bedsores most often develop when constant pressure pinches tiny blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to the skin. Each year, millions of people throughout the world develop bedsores ranging from mild inflammation to deep wounds that involve muscle and bone

The Cause; When skin is deprived of oxygen and nutrients for as little as an hour, areas of tissue can die and bedsores can form. Slight rubbing or friction against the skin can cause minor pressure ulcers. They can also develop when a patient stretches or bends blood vessels by slipping into a different position in a bed or chair.

 

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  • Medical sheepskins should be washed a minimum of weekly using a detergent with antibacterial and disinfecting properties to prevent crossinfection.
  • Baby lambskins should be washed regularly, much the same as other bedding to maintain a clean fresh environment for the child.

ALL SHEEPSKIN, WOOL & WASHABLE PRODUCTS:

  • Always wash in cold or warm water
  • Never hot water, unless washing Green HT90 Sheepskin 

Top Load – Measure 20ml (½ fl oz) Lambskin Shampoo for small load and 40ml (1 fl oz) for large load into the washing machine.

Front Load – use half the quantity. Use small load settings for small articles or full load settings for larger loads. Select for cold or warm wash. Use gentle or wool wash setting and double rinse.

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HAND WASH: Measure 20ml (½ fl oz) for each 10lt (2 gal) of cold or lukewarm water into single wash tub. For larger items, best results will be achieved using a bathtub. Place sheepskin article in the solution and work it through the lambskin for approximately 5 minutes. Do not stretch the skin. Squeeze by hand until clean. Rinse thoroughly with cold water until water is clear.

DRYING:
 If hand washing, squeeze excess water – do not wring.
Tumble dry in COOL – NOT HOT – dryer or allow to dry away from direct heat or sunlight.

DISABILITY SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

Allowance Incorporated – Supplier of Attendant Care (Ken is a founding member & says it is integral to his independence!)
www.allowance.org.au

Carers Australia
www.carersaustralia.com.au

Cerebral Palsy Alliance (formerly The Spastic Centre
www.cerebralpalsy.org.au

Hawkesbury / Penrith Respite Service (HPRS)
www.ideas.org.au

Independent Living Centre NSW
www.ilcnsw.asn.au

Link Disability Magazine
www.linkonline.com.au

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of N.S.W
www.mssociety.org.au

National Disability Insurance Scheme – NDIS
www.everyaustraliancounts.com.au

(Disability Care Australia)N.I.C.A.N.
www.ndis.gov.au

N.I.C.A.N.
www.nican.com.au

ParaQuad NSW – The Paraplegic & Quadriplegic Association of N.S.W
www.paraquad.org.au

Penrith Disabilities Resource Centre Inc (PDRC)
www.pdrc.org.au

People with Disability Australia – PWD
www.pwd.org.au

SCIA – Spinal Cord Injuries Australia
www.scia.org.au

Spinal Cure Australia
www.spinalcure.org.au

Step Ahead Australia
www.spinalcure.org.au

Step Ahead Australia
www.stepahead.org.au

The Physical Disability Council of N.S.W. – PDCN (The peak organisation for people with a physical disability in N.S.W.)
www.pdcnsw.org.au

Walk On Project Australia
http://scia.org.au/walk-on

RECREATION ORGANISATIONS

Australian Waterski and Wakeboard Federation
Trial days on offer for people with physical & sensory disabilities
www.disabledwaterski.com.au

Disabled Surfers Association of Australia
http://surfershelpingsurfers.com

Disabled Wintersport Australia
www.disabledwintersport.com.au

Riding for the Disabled Association – R.D.A
www.rda.org.au

N.S.W. Push and Power Sports Inc
www.pushandpower.org.au

Sailability Australia
www.sailability.org/au/australia/

Sydney Wheelkings Wheelchair Basketball Team
www.wheelkings.org.au

The Grey Nomads
http://thegreynomads.com.au/

Ulysses Club – Motorcyclists over 40
http://www.ulyssesclub.org/

Wheelchair Sports NSW
www.wsnsw.org.au

Wheelies with Wings
www.wheelieswithwings.com.au

DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS

Aussie Stop Leak
A great product that stops radiator leaks in seconds! Invented by Ken’s brother, Matt.
www.aussiestopleak.com.au

CSS – Care Support Services
www.caresupportservices.com.au

Paradise Afloat – Australia’s first wheelchair accessible house boats.
On the Hawkesbury River, near Sydney
www.paradiseafloat.com

Paralogic – Discount urinary catheters
www.paralogic.com.au

SpeedBoar Machining – Wheelchair refurbishing service Repair & customising of mobility equipment
www.wheelchairrefurbishing.com.au

Vic’s Maxi Transport – provider of charter wheelchair access vehicles
www.vicsmaxitransport.com.au

Wendy’s Home Services
www.wendyshome.com.au

Wheelchair Accessible Caravans
www.accessavan.com.au

Wheelchair Travel U.K.
www.wheelchair-travel.co.uk

AGE CARE SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

Alzheimer’s Australia
www.fightdementia.org.au

Anglicare Australia
www.anglicare.asn.au

Bodinton Residential Aged Care
www.catholichealthcare.com.au/

Carers Australia
www.carersaustralia.com.au/

Hammond Care
www.hammond.com.au/

Mens Sheds
http://www.mensheds.org.au/

National Seniors Australia
www.nationalseniors.com.au

Parkinson’s Australia
www.parkinsons.org.au/

Seniors.gov.au
www.seniors.gov.au

The Grey Nomads
http://thegreynomads.com.au/

Ulysses Club – Motorcyclists over 40
http://www.ulyssesclub.org/

University of the Third Age
http://www.u3aonline.org.au/

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