CHEMICAL AND THERMICAL TREATMENT

Since anti-decubitus-systems are often reused, it is essential to reinstall the systems in an absolutely hygienically clean condition for subsequent patients.

As an Europe-wide provider of anti-decubitus systems, SLK Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH has developed and implemented recognized standards of chemically and thermically purifying anti-decubitus systems.

The chemical and thermal purification is required, since in many instances there is microbial contamination of the systems due to a discharge of wound exudates (exudates: product or fluid discharged from a wound due to an internal inflammatory process).

In our distribution and hygiene center in Dortmund we offer hygienic purification treatments for all anti-decubitus systems.

The overlays and the covers are chemically washed at 60°C (140°F) with a process called Ottalin-Peracet-Process following the recommendations of the Robert-Koch-Institute, the German federal institution responsible for disease control and prevention.
The treatment process for the reuse of the anti-decubitus systems is conducted in specially designed rooms (separated in ‘clean‘/‘not clean‘).

Following the purification SLK performs function checks and safety testing on the medical devices. The safety testing will be conducted in accordance with IEC 60601 (Technical standards by the International Electrotechnical Commission) and guarantees the electrical safety and overall function of our bedding systems when being reinstalled and reused.