BARRIER® Surgical Mask Extra Protection
When extra protection is needed
The BARRIER® surgical mask Extra Protection assortment offers a selection of surgical masks that include a 4th layer that increases the protection for the staff against potentially contaminated fluid splashes, and is therefore proposed for use during wet surgery. All surgical masks in this assortment exceed the minimum requirements of the European Standard EN 14683:2005.2

Low breathing resistance makes it easier to breathe and is more comfortable over long periods

High level of bacterial filtration efficiency reduces the spread of bacteria to the air in the operating room

Splash resistant surgical masks reduce the risk for the wearer from being exposed to contaminated fluids

A wall mounted dispenser system allows easy installation and convenient access for staff as masks are required

Feature symbols are clearly indicated on every BARRIER® surgical mask dispenser, which enables the user to choose an appropriate mask

Clear evidence for use of mask in operating room

Bacterial shedding, wound contamination and clinical infection rates in clean wounds are influenced by staff clothing in the operating room. This was shown in a study performed in the UK, with the aim of clarifying the relative contribution of headwear, masks and clothing to the control of wound contamination in both ultraclean and conventional airflow operating rooms. The study concludes that headwear, masks and clothing with elastic cuffs should be worn by all staff in ultraclean-air operating rooms1.


  • 4-layer splash-resistant design
  • ›98% bacterial filtration efficiency
  • Extra long tie bands
  • EN14683:2005, type IIRDispenser system supports efficient handling

Optional features

  • Visors protect from splashes
  • Soft inner comfort layer
  • Anti-fogging
  • Cup Keeper reduces contact with mouth
  • Ear-loops
  • Tie-band
  1. Hubble MJ et al. Clothing in laminar-flow operating theatres. J Hosp Inf 1996;32:1-7
  2. EN14683:2005 Surgical masks – requirements and test methods, Annex A (informative)

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