Surgical and Procedure Face Masks

Protec Solutions carries a range of PRIMED Level 3 and Level 2 surgical and procedure face masks to cover all hospital and medical situations. The masks exceed the standards AS 4381:2015 (for NZ) and ASTM F2100-11.

The standard ASTM F2100-11 (2011) specifies the performance requirements for medical face masks with five basic criteria:

  1. BFE (Bacterial Filtration Efficiency): BFE measures how well the medical face mask filters out bacteria when challenged with a bacteria-containing aerosol. ASTM specifies testing with a droplet size of 3.0 microns containing Staph. Aureus (average size 0.6-0.8 microns). In order to be called a medical/surgical mask, a minimum 95% filtration rate is required. Moderate and high protection masks must have bacterial filtration rates greater than 98%.
  2. PFE (Particulate Filtration Efficiency): PFE measures how well a hospital mask filters sub-micron particles with the expectation that viruses will be filtered in a similar manner. The higher the percentage, the better the mask filtration. Although testing is available using a particle size from 0.1 to 5.0 microns, ASTM F2100-11 specifies that a particle size of 0.1 micron be used.
  3. Fluid Resistance: Fluid resistance reflects the surgical mask’s ability to minimize the amount of fluid that could transfer from the outer layers through to the inner layer as the result of a splash or spray. ASTM specifies testing with synthetic blood at pressures of 80, 120, or 160 mm Hg to qualify for low, medium, or high fluid resistance. These pressures correlate to blood pressure: 80 mm Hg = venous pressure (Level 1), 120 mm Hg = arterial pressure (Level 2), and 160 mm Hg (Level 3) correlates to potential high pressures that may occur during trauma, or surgeries that include high pressure irrigation such as orthopedic procedures.
  4. Delta P (Pressure Differential): Delta P measures the air flow resistance of the medical mask and is an objective measure of breathability. The Delta P is measured in units of mm H2O/cm2 and the lower the value the more breathable the mask feels. The ASTM standard requires that masks have a Delta P of less than 5.0 for moderate and high barrier masks, whereas low barrier masks must have a Delta P of less than 4.0.
  5. Flame Spread: As hospitals contain sources of oxygen, heat and fuel, the ASTM F2100-11 standards include testing for flame resistance. Testing dictates that all hospital masks must withstand exposure to a burning flame (within a specified distance) for three seconds. All PRIMED masks meet this requirement.

In addition to the above tests, all medical face masks must be tested to an international standard (ISO 10993-5, Part 10) for skin sensitivity and cytotoxic tests to ensure that no materials are harmful to the wearer. Tests are conducted on materials used in construction of the mask which come in contact with the user's skin.

Suitable for:

Level 3

  • All surgical procedures, major trauma first aid or in any area where the health care worker is at risk of blood or body fluid splash (e.g. orthopaedic, cardiovascular procedures)
  • Hospital and medical
  • Emergency rooms
  • ICU and trauma areas
  • Areas with high risk of fluid splash

Level 2

  • Use in emergency departments, dentistry, changing dressings on small wounds or healing wounds where minimal blood droplet exposure may possibly occur (e.g. endoscopy procedures)
  • Hospital and medical
  • Patient

Surgical Face Masks - Level 3

STOCK
CODE
DESCRIPTION STERILITY UNIT UNITS PER
CARTON
SZ-PG4-2333 Surgical face mask 160 pleated, low irritancy, tie back Non sterile Box of 50 6 Boxes
SZ-PG4-3033 Surgical face mask 160 soft bill, tie back Non sterile Box of 50 6 Boxes
SZ-PG4-3473 Surgical face mask 160 soft bill, anti-fog, tie back Non sterile Box of 50 6 Boxes
SZ-PG4-4073 Surgical face mask 160 anti-fog, tie back Non sterile Box of 50 6 Boxes
SZ-PG4-6003 Surgical face mask 160 electrosurgery plume protection, tie back Non sterile Box of 50 6 Boxes

 

Surgical Face Masks - Level 2

STOCK
CODE
DESCRIPTION STERILITY UNIT UNITS PER
CARTON
SZ-PM4-305 Surgical face mask 120 tie back Non sterile Box of 50 6 Boxes
SZ-PM4-311 Surgical face mask 120 anti-fog, tie back Non sterile Box of 50 6 Boxes

Surgical Face Masks With Visor - Level 3

STOCK
CODE
DESCRIPTION STERILITY UNIT UNITS PER
CARTON
SZ-PG4-3573 Surgical face mask 160 soft bill, visor, anti-fog, anti-glare, tie back Non sterile Box of 25 4 Boxes
SZ-PG4-5073 Surgical face mask 160 visor, anti-fog, anti-glare, tie back Non sterile Box of 25 4 Boxes

Procedure Face Masks - Level 3

STOCK
CODE
DESCRIPTION STERILITY UNIT UNITS PER
CARTON
SZ-PG4-1073 Procedure face mask 160 anti-fog, ear loop Non sterile Box of 50 10 Boxes
SZ-PG4-1273 Procedure face mask 160, ear loop Non sterile Box of 50 10 Boxes

Procedure Face Masks - Level 2

STOCK
CODE
DESCRIPTION STERILITY UNIT UNITS PER
CARTON
SZ-PM4-306 Procedure face mask 120, ear loop Non sterile Box of 50 10 Boxes
SZ-PM4-312 Procedure face mask 120 anti-fog, ear loop Non sterile Box of 50 10 Boxes