"10.2 Fluid resistant surgical masks Fluid-resistant (Type IIR) surgical masks (FRSM) provide barrier protection against respiratory droplets reaching the mucosa of the mouth and nose. FRSMs should be well fitted and subject to the same level of care in use as respirators (section 10.1). FRSMs are for single use or single session use (section 6) and then must be discarded. The FRSM should be discarded and replaced and NOT be subject to continued use in any of the circumstances outlined for respirators (section 10.1).
The protective effect of masks against severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and other respiratory viral infections has been well established. There is no evidence that respirators add value over FRSMs for droplet protection when both are used with recommended wider PPE measures in clinical care, except in the context ofAGPs.
Surgical masks should:
cover both nose and mouth not be allowed to dangle around the neck after or between each use not be touched once put on be changed when they become moist or damaged be worn once and then discarded – hand hygiene must be performed after disposal"
Due to the hygienic and infection control properties of this product it is non returnable