DMS Level 1 Procedure Mask
Medical procedure mask
Dick Medical Supply 91019P3 Procedure Mask, Blue Color Mask (50 Per Box).
The 91019P3 Procedure Mask is a flat, easy to put on and take off ear loop mask with standard pleats. This level one procedure mask is lightweight, comfortable and easy to breathe through. It is intended for use in environments with minimal fluid exposure.
Other uses for this procedure mask include:
- General patient care
- IC practices
- Central processing
- Long term care facilities
- Home health care
- Latex Free
- Universal Size
- Easy to breathe through
- Bi-directional pleats for increased facial comfort and fit
- Color: May be Blue and/or White
Frequently asked questions about medical masks
What is a level one mask?
A level one mask is a low barrier protection mask that is for general use. Typically, these types of masks are used for nonsurgical, low-risk exams and procedures. And these exams and procedures must not involve any fluids, sprays, or aerosols. If there is any risk of bodily fluids splatter, then you will want a level 3 mask.
You can easily identify a level one mask as it has ear loops, and is the one most commonly worn in hospitals.
What is the difference between procedure masks and surgical masks?
The key differences between the two are: where they can be used, and how they look.
Surgical marks are used by operating room staff. They are meant to protect the wearer against the high risk of fluid exposure. The mask is secured to the face with two straps, rather than two loops.
The procedure mask is used in isolation rooms, hospital floors, delivery and labor units. They are also sometimes used in intensive care units and emergency departments for bedside procedures.
To put it simply: procedure masks are for use in clean environments. And surgical masks are for use in sterile environments.
How do I know which is the right mask for my medical requirements?
When it comes to selecting the right mask for you needs, there are four things you should consider:
How the mask fit is obviously important. Even the correct mask for your situation can put you at risk if it’s not worn properly. For a mask to be effective it must cover your mouth and nose completely. It should also create a seal around your face to prevent any risk or inhalation exposure.
Make sure you have the right mask and protective wear for your current situation. This includes tapes and foam to reduce fogging issues and distractions; as well as protective eyewear and shield for your eyes.
If you are in a general setting, then a standard mask is fine. However, for situations when you are interacting with a patient infected with tuberculosis or there is smoke present, you need to use a high-filtration mask. For example: an N95 respirator.
4.Resistance to fluid
Following on from the right features and filtration: if there is any risk of body fluids splatter, then you need to choose a mask that is fluid-resistant. For this scenario, you want an ASTM level 3 surgical mask.
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