How to use Surgical Masks

This article comes as a continuation of the one we published to explain the use of FPP2 masks.

Surgical masks offer complete protection against germs and other impurities, but should not be used more than once.

Make sure not to touch the mask itself as it could be contaminated, and its removal is also very important.

In the case of disposable mask, it is necessary to replace it with a new one after use. Surgical masks provide complete protection against microbes, bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, toxins, etc. but it is not intended to be used more than twice.

We are going to repeat this idea, and excuse us for insisting, but it seems crucial that it is assimilated correctly:

La surgical mask offers complete protection against germs and other impurities but should not be used more than once

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It is important to note that the wearing time should not exceed 1 hour and 20 minutes a day and the use of a filter mask is limited to one working day.

If there is the possibility of aerosol formation, staff recommend the use of an FFP2 or FPP3 mask. If it is visibly dirty, damaged change to another mask. Therefore, the use of this type of mask is recommended in places such as hospitals, closed places (such as public transport) or if you are going to be in contact with someone who may be positive and you do not know it. 

The HCW does not recommend the use of the FPP2 or FFP3 masks for the care of children under 5 years of age, except for the duty of care.

What should be clear to us is that to protect ourselves and avoid contagion we must follow rules that we all already know:

  • Avoid touching external elements of the mask with your hands
  • Wash your hands with soap and water and
  • Once you remove the mask, store it in a closed container
  • Keep a safe distance

And as always, we recommend from Mascarillas Béjar the use of masks.