Cardinal Health has announced the availability of its Smart-Seal™ surgical mask, designed to enhance fit and help reduce fog on eyewear. The mask is the company’s latest addition to its facial protection portfolio and incorporates key design features of the company’s Secure-Gard® mask while adding enhanced features of fit and fog protection.
A helpful demonstration video has also been produced:
… if you’re unfamiliar with the words “donning, doffing and cinching”, this is a wonderful learning opportunity.
The Smart-Seal™ surgical mask features a patent-pending, “cinch and hug” single-tie design that creates a custom seal around the wearer’s nose and mouth. The innovative design eliminates gaps between the wearer’s face and the mask, promoting proper use and helping to reduce contamination risks in the perioperative environment.
The Smart-Seal™ surgical mask features closed-cell foam and a fog-reducing vapor barrier. It also has a large chamber with two rows of sonic bonds that help keep the mask filter away from the wearer’s face and minimize distractions.
The Smart-Seal™ surgical mask provides the highest level of fluid-resistant protection at 160mmHg. In addition, the Smart-Seal™ surgical mask meets the highest level of bacteria filtration efficiency (BFE) and particulate filtration efficiency (PFE), with BFE equaling 99.9 percent and PFE equaling 99 percent.
“We developed the Smart-Seal™ surgical mask in direct response to customer indications that fogging was a problem,” said Lisa Ashby, president, Category Management at Cardinal Health. “The Smart-Seal™ mask offers the next evolution in surgical mask protection, addressing not only fog and fit, but also providing the highest level of filtration and fluid resistance.”
It sounds like just about the most sophisticated surgical mask we’ve ever heard of.
Source: Cardinal Health