Definition : Devices designed to block out light and/or provide privacy by keeping people outside the curtain from being able to see inside. These devices usually consist of a piece of fabric hung from a wall-mounted rod or a ceiling track. Curtains may be operated with cords, by hand, by press-button pads or by remote-controlled computers. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials (e.g., cotton, polyester, nylon). Curtains are widely used at home and healthcare facilities (e.g., nursing homes, hospitals, doctors' offices). Disposable and reusable curtains are available. Dedicated shower curtains and cubicle curtains (curtains used to form a partition ) are also available.
Entry Terms : "Hospital Housekeeping Textiles"
UMDC code : 16162