BARRIER® Extra Protection Surgical Masks

BARRIER®

Extra Protection Surgical Masks

The BARRIER® Extra Protection Surgical masks add an additional dimension to protection and comfort. With an extra fluid-resistant fourth layer, these masks offer excellent protection against potential fluid strike and transference of microbes to the user from the spray or splash of bodily fluids, while maintaining low breathing resistance and superior filter characteristics.

Clear evidence for use of mask in operating room

Bacterial shedding, wound contamination and clinical infection rates in clean wounds are influenced by staff clothing in the operating room. This was shown in a study performed in the UK, with the aim of clarifying the relative contribution of headwear, masks and clothing to the control of wound contamination in both ultraclean and conventional airflow operating rooms. The study concludes that headwear, masks and clothing with elastic cuffs should be worn by all staff in ultraclean-air operating rooms1.

Features

  • Four-layer, splash-resistant design
  •  ›98% bacterial filtration efficiency
  • Extra long tie bands

 Optional features

  • Visors protect from splashes
  • Soft inner comfort layer
  • Anti-fogging
  • Cup leeper reduces contact with mouth
  • Ear-loops
  • Tie-band
  1. Hubble MJ et al. Clothing in laminar-flow operating theatres. J Hosp Inf 1996;32:1-7
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