How long can a medical surgical mask be used once?


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2024-03-14

The medical surgical mask is suitable for the basic protection of medical personnel or related personnel, as well as the protection to prevent the spread of blood, body fluids and splashes during invasive operation. The protection level is medium and has certain respiratory protection performance. If it is used for a long time, the filtration efficiency will decrease and the respiratory resistance will increase due to the large particles being blocked on the surface of the mask or the ultra-fine particles blocking the gap of the mask filter material, therefore, it is recommended to replace it every 2 to 4 hours.

The medical surgical mask is suitable for the basic protection of medical personnel or related personnel, as well as the protection to prevent the spread of blood, body fluids and splashes during invasive operation. The protection level is medium and has certain respiratory protection performance. If it is used for a long time, the filtration efficiency will decrease and the respiratory resistance will increase due to the large particles being blocked on the surface of the mask or the ultra-fine particles blocking the gap of the mask filter material, therefore, it is recommended to replace it every 2 to 4 hours.

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It is generally recommended that medical surgical masks and disposable medical masks be replaced every 4 to 6 hours. Under special circumstances, it can be determined whether to replace them according to the degree of cleanliness. When the mask is damaged, it needs to be replaced in time. When at home, it is not necessary to wear a mask. Disposable medical masks, surgical masks, and medical protective masks are all disposable and are not recommended to be reused.


Medical protective masks are suitable for medical personnel and related staff to protect against airborne respiratory infectious diseases. It is a kind of close self-priming filter medical protective equipment with high protection level. It can filter particles in the air and block droplets of droplets, blood, body fluids and secretions. It is a disposable product. Medical protective masks can prevent most bacteria, viruses and other pathogens.


In some special cases, such as when the supply of masks is insufficient, when it is confirmed that there is no contamination, the used masks can be stored in a clean and breathable container to minimize cross-contamination. Masks worn by ordinary people can be handled according to the requirements of domestic waste classification. Masks worn by suspected cases or their nursing staff shall be handled according to the principle of collection and handling of medical expenses. When removing masks, try not to touch the outside of masks. Grab the straps on both sides to remove them and wash hands immediately after throwing them into the garbage can.


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