A surgical face mask is a loose, practical device that creates a physical barrier between the nose and mouth and possible contaminants in the direct vicinity. Please note that the sides of the Mask are not designed to seal around the nose and mouth.
Any strategy to fight a flu pandemic should be based on the knowledge and tools available in the event of an epidemic. In the short run, if we do not have enough vaccines and antiviral drugs, social isolation and physical barriers will play a more significant role in preventing the spread of the disease.
The use of respirators and masks is part of a broader approach to create obstacles and increase the distance between infected and untreated people. Respirators and face masks can play a role in the care of the clinic and community.
Surgical Face Masks
Surgical face masks are essential. Masks are used to perform as barriers and provide better protection for patients and healthcare professionals. Tissue characteristics (weight, thickness, pore size, and resistance to synthetic blood penetration) are believed to influence barrier activity and evaluate the relationship between these characteristics and BFE.
Two difficult microorganisms, Staphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli were studied in this study. For five of the six masks analyzed, SFOE against the challenge of S. aureus microorganism was superior to the problem of E. Coli microorganism.
The Mask with the smallest average pore size and minimum pore size had the highest BFE for the two organisms examined, indicating that there is a relationship between pore size and BFE.
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The committee, supported by excellent staff, worked hard to review the relevant documentation. Consult with manufacturers, researchers, and experts. And apply your expert opinion. This report provides evidence-based results and recommendations that point to the appropriate steps and research lines that may influence future decisions.
The BFE of six surgical face masks has measured by challenges from two microorganisms, S. aureus, and E. coli. Although there were no significant differences between the face masks, the Article Designation: Refereed JTATM Volume 3, Issue 2, Fall 2003 7 bacterium significantly influenced the face mask performance.
Continuing studies on various microorganisms and face masks with different properties provide more information on the barrier performance of face masks. The relationship between average pore size, maximum pore size, and pore size distribution with BFE performance should also be examined.