Disposable Surgical Masks
At Farma2Go we have a wide variety of models and different brands of non-reusable, surgical masks, which guarantee the filtration of biological agents, viruses, aerosols or particles that are unwanted and harmful to our health and that of the people around us for 4 hours of continued use. Protection for health and civil use that filters particles emitted by the user during breathing, preventing them from reaching the outside. With its use, health personnel and infected patients (or suspected of being so) can spread the infection and transmit infectious agents.
Made with at least 3 layers of soft polypropylene or cellulose , they are low resistance to allow easy and comfortable breathing. Its high breathability is complemented by elastic bands and an adjustable nose clip to ensure that particles that could transmit any virus do not enter or leave. You can find it in a multitude of formats, from individual masks, to packs of 5 or boxes of 50, 100 or more units.
Instructions for Use of Surgical Mask
It is as important as that the mask is of good quality and is duly certified by health organizations, that it is used properly, since poor use of surgical masks ruins all its effectiveness, also generating the false sensation of being in a protected environment. when really, due to negligence in its use, you are not.
It is important to keep the skin dry before using the mask and avoid touching the inside with your hands. To place it properly, the first thing is to adjust the elastic band around your ears until you are in a comfortable position. Next, adjust the external face of the mask to the structure of the face until it is correctly deployed and seals all possible breathing exit spaces. Finish by adjusting the nose clip with both hands until it is firmly attached to the nose, which will allow adequate support and the mask will not fall when you move or speak. In case of contact with liquids, breakage or breathing problems, change the mask immediately.
It is recommended that adults supervise the placement, use and removal of the mask in children.
European Regulations for Surgical Masks
To know if a mask complies with European regulations to be considered effective and guarantee that it is suitable as a complement to the physical distancing and hygiene measures recommended by health authorities for the prevention and control of infections, some of its characteristics can be observed. .
Their labeling must include a reference to the UNE standard, which is the regulation validated by the Spanish state health authorities to manufacture them:
-UNE 0064-1:2020: on non-reusable hygienic masks for adults.
-UNE 0064-2:2020: on non-reusable hygienic masks for children.
-UNE 0065:2020: in reusable toiletries for adults and children.
In addition, purchased masks must also contain, on their labeling, instructions or elsewhere, the following information: the manufacturer of the product, the name of the masks, their size and measurements, whether it is reusable or not, instructions for use, a list specifying the materials with which they are made and information on their maintenance, as well as the number and washing method if it is reusable.
IIR masks, what are they?
Indicator I or II on surgical masks specifies the bacterial filtration efficiency (EFB), that is, the ability of the mask to capture droplets, particles and emissions potentially carrying bacteria or viruses, emitted by the user when breathing, talk, cough or sneeze. It also takes into account breathability , that is, the ease and comfort of being able to inhale outside air when breathing.
As a general rule, type I should be used in patients and users who are not suspected of being carriers of any dangerous and contagious virus, in order to reduce the risk of transmission of infections, particularly in the healthcare field or in high-risk situations. epidemic danger. For their part, type II are those that aim to control emissions in situations of certain risk or suspicion of contracting viruses or infections in closed spaces or environments with characteristics that may favor contagion.
For its part, the R indicates whether the mask is resistant to fluids. It is recommended to use these masks, for example, the IIR, to have adequate protection against infections that can be transmitted by droplets, fluids or other potentially contaminated body fluids.