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N95 Surgical Mask
The Softmed N95 Particulate Cup Respirator is an Australian made and manufactured 160mmHg surgical respirator similar to the 3m 1860 Cupped Surgical Particulate respirator.
This surgical N95 Mask is primarily intended to protect the health care workers by reducing exposure to harmful airborne particles which are small enough to be inhaled – typically particles less than 100 microns in size.
P2 / N95 Mask Fluid Resistance
As a disposable particulate respirator, it is intended to reduce wearer and non-wearer exposure to certain airborne particles such as microorganisms, body fluids, and particulate material including those generated by electrocautery, laser surgery, and other powered medical instruments. As a surgical mask, it is designed to be fluid resistant to splash and spatter of blood and other infectious materials.
Features of this Surgical N95 Mask
– 160mmHg fluid resistance and high-efficiency bacteria filtration
– 4 layer design
– Moulded cup style for universal fit
– Comfortable head loop (strap) which helps to provide optimum seal
– Adjustable metal nose bridge to suit individual nose contours with inner foam provide a custom seal .
– Blue colour cup mask to indicative of fluid resistance
– High efficiency without valve
– Can be used in: Infection Control Practices, Clinics, Emergency or pandemic preparedness planning/stockpiling, Operating Rooms, TB Wards, Patient Care, Aged Care, Dental facilities, Healthcare
– Low breathing resistance with high filtration efficiency.
– Australian Made and Manufactured
Clinical Standards and Testing
The Softmed N95 Particulate Cup Respirator surpasses all standards for N95 respiratory Mask and P2 Masks.
- 42 CFR 84
- AS NZS 1716:2012 P2
- EN149: 2001 + A1: 2009 FFP2 NR
It is important that you determine what style and size of mash is suitable for you. Before entering an unsafe environment, it is important to fit check your P2/N95 face mask. The fit checking process is done to ensure that the mask is successfully providing a seal over the bridge of the nose and mouth and that you have no gaps allowing air to enter between the mask and the face.
Procedure for putting on a P2/N95 face mask and conducting a fit check
- Place the mask on your face, making sure the nose piece is positioned at the top of the mask.
- Place the headband straps over your head with one being at the back of your head and the other at the base of the neck.
- Gently compress the metal nose piece against your nose to ensure a seal across the bridge of the nose.
- Compress the mask to ensure a seal across the cheeks and the face; and
- Conduct a fit check: check the seal of the mask by inhaling and checking if the mask is pulling towards the face. If not and air leaks around the face seal, readjust the mask and repeat the process or check for defects in the mask. If the mask still leaks you may need to try a different size or style of mask.
People with beards should shave before using a P2 mask as a good seal between the mask and the wearer’s face cannot be guaranteed if they have facial hair.
Selection of the most appropriate Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) will depend on the particular situation and should be made only by a competent person knowledgeable of the actual working conditions and the limitations of RPE. Before using any respirator, the wearer must read and understand the user instructions for the product. P2/N95 face masks should always be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and with AS/NZS 1715:2009 Standard. Misuse can result in sickness or death.