Carts, Storage/Transport, Washer/Sterilizer
Definition : Storage/transport carts designed for temporary storage and transport before, during, and after washing and/or sterilizing procedures are performed in automated machines. These carts usually consist of a sturdy structure made of metal, hard plastic, or a combination of these that can resist high temperature and/or gas sterilization, The structure is mounted on large wheels (typical diameter of 7.5 to 12.5 cm/3 to 5 in). The carts typically include fixed and/or detachable shelves and may include other attachments to facilitate loading of products to be sterilized. Washer/sterilizers carts are used during the process of removal of organic debris and/or killing of microorganisms that may be present in the cart; the process is typically performed in dedicated cart washers/decontaminators located in a central station of healthcare facilities; central supply carts such as those used for surgical case transportation may also fulfill the requirements needed for washing and sterilization in automated machines.
Entry Terms : "Sterilization Resistant Carts" , "Washer Resistant Carts"
UMDC code : 27920