Surgical Face Masks - Type IIR
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- Packs of 5 and 50
- 3-ply masks
- Surgical Type IIR masks
- Genuine product
UK Meds' surgical masks are some of the safest Type IIR masks currently available in the UK. These 3-ply surgical face masks are used to prevent infected droplets from entering the respiratory system of the wearer.
UK Meds type IIR masks have been rigorously tested and meet EN:14683 which is a European Standard which specifies the construction and performance requirements and test methods for surgical masks.
The mask has a splash resistance rating of >120%mmHg, which is the test that is used to determine the resistance penetration of potentially contaminated fluid splashes.
All surgical masks are sold in packs of 50 (unless otherwise stated). No returns or refunds.
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What is a surgical mask?
These masks are known by a number of names including surgical mask, medical mask and face mask and they are worn by health professionals to shield during nursing and surgical procedures.
The masks work by creating a barrier between the respiratory system (nose and mouth) of the wearer, and the immediate environment. This includes any other person in that environment, that may need protecting. An example would be a surgeon wearing a medical mask while performing surgery, to prevent any droplets from their nose and mouth from reaching the patient.
What does a surgical mask look like?
They are disposable masks that fits loosely and normally ties around the back of the head or has loops designed to go over the ears to keep the mask on the wearers face.
They are typically 3-ply, which means that they are multi-layered and are generally rectangle in shape, rather than specifically shaped to the face. This is because the masks are disposable, and are not designed to create a perfect seal around the nose and mouth.
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What's the difference between the standard and Type IIR surgical masks?
UK Meds' type IIR surgical masks are 3-ply surgical face masks, which are used to prevent infected droplets from entering the respiratory system of either the healthcare professional or the patient. They have a convenient ear loop fastening.
The product is classified as a medical respirator because it is a type IIR mask, which has been rigorously tested against the relevant quality standards. UK Meds type IIR masks have been rigorously tested and meet EN:14683 which is a European Standard which specifies the construction and performance requirements and test methods for surgical masks.
Essentially, the UK Meds type IIR mask is primarily intended for use by healthcare professionals in an operating room and other medical settings.
The mask also has a splash resistance rating of >120%mmHg, which is the test that is used to determine the resistance penetration of potentially contaminated fluid splashes. The 120mmHg refers to the average systolic blood pressure of blood being pumped around the body.
What's the difference between a surgical face mask and a respirator mask?
A surgical mask is disposable and loose-fitting and when fitted properly, they help to block large droplets, sprays or splashes (which may be contaminated) from reaching the wearer's mouth or nose. They also remind the wearer not the touch their nose or mouth, which is a common way in which viruses (like coronavirus) and bacteria are spread (from touching contaminated surfaces).
However, they do not filter the air of small particles (such as the ones transmitted by a cough or a sneeze) and their loose fit also means that their protection against germs is weaker than a more fitted mask.
Respirator masks, on the other hand, are designed to protect the wearer from inhaling even small particles. They are normally more fitted to the face, creating a seal from germs and other pollutants. They are based on a grading system to indicate how much protection they offer.
FFP2 (N95 equivalent) masks offer an assigned protection factor (APF) of 10 and they are available to purchase from UK Meds.
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