Surgical face masks are a critical protective measure in hospitals for both patients and hospital staff. Quality face masks are of utmost concern for healthcare professionals and for the facility administrators who purchase these essential safety products. The microscopic size of the bacteria means that the fabric used in these masks must prevent the airborne flow of the bacteria from the surgeon’s mouth to the patient and vice versa. Additionally, the masks must protect the wearer against larger molecules like splashed blood in a surgical environment.
But why should healthcare professionals choose a disposable meltblown surgical face mask over a reusable textile mask?