Words to understand

CLEAN AREA
Area dedicated to the cycle of textile finishing and/or Medical Devices and Textile Articles kit reconditioning.
DIRTY AREA
Area dedicated to the receipt, identification of dirty Textile Articles and subsequent treatment in special washing machines and/or receipt, identification, decontamination, cleaning and disinfection by manual or automatic washing.
TEXTILE ARTICLES

Items that can be classified according to the nature of the fibers that compose them (natural, synthetic or mixed), their intended use or according to the packaging and presentation (flat linen, table linen, towels, linen wrapped etc.).


WASHING CYCLE
A series of operations that are divided into the stages of soaking, pre-washing, washing, bleaching, rinsing and neutralization of the textile articles that can be performed subsequently one to the other or partially combined.
FINISHING CYCLE
A series of operations that are articulated in the stages of drying, sorting, mangling or ironing, folding and packaging of textile products.
STERILIZING CYCLE
A series of automatic operations performed in succession within a sterilizing machine in order to proceed to the sterilization of medical devices. The procedure allows to obtain a S.A.L. (Level security sterility) <10-6, which corresponds to a chance in a million (or less) to find a viable microorganism on a medical device.
MEDICAL DEVICES
Items (such as. surgical instruments and reusable technical textile fabric supplied in sterile kits) that fall within the definition of art. 1, paragraph 2 of Directive 2007/47/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 September 2007.
WASH-HIRE
Indicates washing and rental of textile and mattresses.


MATTRESSES
Mattresses and pillows for beds.


RECONDITIONING
Operations (disinfection, washing cycle, finishing cycle and packaging) designed to restore and ensure safety and effectiveness of the performance of devices such as reusable or disposable textile products, mattresses and accessories. Operations (decontamination, cleaning, lubrication and control functionality, recomposition, and sterilization costs) necessary to restore medical devices textile kits and surgical instruments.