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What type of Respirator is best in this time of COVID-19
Discussion in 'All Categories' started by Dr. Pratyush - Sep 15th, 2020 5:36 am.
Dr. Pratyush
Dr. Pratyush
What type of Respirator is best in this time of COVID-19 to protect the surgeon from danger of smoke and fumes comes our from the abdomen during hysteroscopic surgery.
re: What type of Respirator is best in this time of COVID-19 by Dr Rahul - Sep 15th, 2020 5:49 am
Dr Rahul
Dr Rahul
A surgical mask is only meant to help block large-particle droplets, splashes, sprays, or splatter that may contain viruses and bacteria. Surgical masks only help reduce exposure of your saliva and respiratory secretions to others.

While a surgical mask may be effective in blocking splashes and large-particle droplets, it does not filter or block very small particles in the air that may be transmitted by coughs, sneezes, or certain medical procedures. Surgical masks also do not provide complete protection from germs and other contaminants because of the loose fit between the surface of the mask and your face.

Surgical masks are not intended to be used more than once. If your mask is damaged or soiled, or if breathing through the mask becomes difficult, you should remove the face mask, discard it safely, and replace it with a new one. To safely discard your mask, place it in a plastic bag, and put it in the trash. Wash your hands after handling the used mask.

An N95 respirator is a respiratory protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles. Surgical N95 Respirators are commonly used in operating room.

They are tested for fluid resistance, filtration efficiency, flammability and biocompatibility. They should not be shared or reused.
re: What type of Respirator is best in this time of COVID-19 by Dr R K Mishra - Sep 15th, 2020 6:05 am
Dr R K Mishra
Dr R K Mishra
There is no convincing evidence that the loose-fitting medical masks are inferior to N95 respirators in protecting surgeons against viral respiratory infections during routine care during the pandemic.

But the N95 respirators are unanimously recommended by national and international guidelines for aerosol-generating procedures.
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