Surgical mask

In this stand, we invite you to discover our wide selection of surgical masks perfectly suited to healthcare staff, patients and visitors. You will find all the types of medical masks used in hospitals or medical practice : FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3, etc. These have a high filtration capacity and comply with the EN149 standard.
Whether you are a hospital manager, a doctor, a dentist, a surgeon or a nurse, our medical equipment suppliers will be able to meet all your requests and your needs in terms of medical protection.

What is a surgical mask ?

A surgical mask is a personal protective medical device that can be used by medical personnel, patients or visitors. It is a health product with a filter that protects against the transmission of infections through the inhalation of liquid aerosols or germs such as bacteria or viruses. According to its standard and protection class, it can prevent some virus infections such as coronavirus, SARS, H1N1.
The surgical mask is used in practically all medical disciplines. It prevents saliva droplets and upper respiratory tract secretions from spreading through the air when the wearer exhales. When the mask is worn by a healthcare professional, it protects the patient, and vice versa when the medical mask is worn by the latter.

How to choose a respiratory protection mask?

When choosing a surgical mask, several criteria must be taken into account: type, level of protection, etc. The choice must be made according to the discipline practiced by the health professional and the profile of his patient population. In the presence of infectious diseases, high levels of protection are preferred. Indeed, when medical personnel are in contact with patients with infectious diseases or dangerous viruses, they must be equipped with a surgical mask of an appropriate type with an adequate level of protection.

Type: There are two main types of medical masks with different standards and protection purposes: the surgical mask and the respiratory protection mask. The so-called surgical mask only protects against infectious agents that can be transmitted by droplets. As for the respiratory protection mask, protects not only from transmissions by droplets, but also by airborne infectious agents.

Level of protection: There are different classes of masks depending on the level of protection offered, and each class must meet a number of standards. Checking the standard is essential when purchasing.

Duration of use: the duration of use depends essentially on the objective aimed at during its design. It generally varies between three and eight hours. This is systematically indicated by the manufacturer on the packaging.

Size: choosing the right size, when the surgical mask is fitted, is essential to ensure comfort of use.

What are the standards for protective masks?

To determine its degree of effectiveness, the surgical mask is tested on expiration. Several standards exist to determine its level of bacterial filtration. According to European standard EN 14683, there are three efficiency classes:

  • Type 1 or EFB1 with bacterial filtration efficiency greater than 95%.
  • Type 2 or EFB2 with bacterial filtration efficiency greater than 98%.
  • Type R: The European standard also adds an IR and IIR type splash test, with IIR being the most resistant.

As for the respiratory protection mask, it is during inspiration that its filtration efficiency is tested. The European standard EN 149 of 2001 proposes three classes:

  • FFP3: its filtration capacity is at least 99% and its inward leakage is a maximum of 2%. It is mainly used in the pharmaceutical industry and by medical personnel.
  • FFP2: its filtration capacity is at least 94% and its tolerated inward leakage rate is 8% maximum. It is mainly used in the pharmaceutical industry and medical personnel.
  • FFP1: mainly used as a dust mask, it filters at least 80% of aerosol particles and its leakage rate to the outside is 22% at most.

Some tips for using medical masks

When using a surgical mask or respiratory protection, certain precautions must be observed:

  • Remove the mask from its packaging and apply it, holding it only by the ties
  • Respect the direction of application of the mask if indicated by the manufacturer. In the absence of specific instructions, the most padded side should be applied to the face
  • Correctly deploy and position the fasteners
  • The mask must cover the nose, mouth and chin
  • Do not touch the mask once applied except to remove it
  • Disposing of it properly after removal
  • Wash hands before and after wearing a surgical mask
Surgical mask TYPE II CE standard - Box of 50X
....ion thanks to its soft edges | Nose bar frm polyethylene | Fiberglass and latex free | Single-use mask with a recommended use of 4 hours | CE conformity EN14683: 2019 type II | Microbiological cleanliness <30 cfu / g | Differential pressure: ΔP <...

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Blue masks - IIR Type - Box of 50 pieces
This blue surgical mask, made in France, is intended to reduce the transmission of airborne viruses by infected individuals, whether in hospitals or in a public environme...

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Box of 20  masks - FFP2 type

Box of 20 masks - FFP2 type

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The Box of 20 FFP2 type masks contains 4 resealable sachets, each containing a set of five masks. These masks are designed for a single use with a duration equivalent to ...

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FFP2 mask certified for medical use
.... | More comfortable and flexible elastic | Better air circulation | Better comfort | |...

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FFP2 respiratory protection masks
PPE masks / FFP2 masks Sold in different packaging, compliant with standard EN149:2001+A1:2009. Respiratory protection mask, FFP2, without valve and non-sterile, adult si...

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Type I, II, IIR Surgical Masks Latex Free
Type I, II, IIR Surgical Masks are manufactured locally by Eurasanté, less than 2km from Lille University Hospital. Its quality, with certifications and CE marking, is to...

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