The surgical disposable mask covers the nose and mouth of the user and has ear bands at the back of the head so that the user can tie it conveniently.
In the market, you can get many brands which manufacture disposable medical face masks in different colors. Sky's the limit in your choice of the product, but recommended is which has three layers on it.
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Use of a disposable medical face mask:
The droplets that are expelled from the mouth of any human being may contain microorganisms that may cause several diseases. Expelling droplets from mouths while talking is a natural process, and healthcare workers may also expel the droplets from their mouths at the time of coming in contact with the patient, which may contaminate the patient. Apart from that, wearing the disposable medical face mask can also save the healthcare workers from getting contaminated from the patient whom they are treating very closely. That is the reason why the World Health Organization (WHO) has highly recommended the surgical team to wear such a mask at the time of surgery.
The disposable face mask can indeed prevent or reduce the chances of postoperative surgical wound infection or can protect the patients from contamination, but it can also contribute to contamination as well if it is worn incorrectly since the droplet or air gets leaked from the side of the mask because of the weak string tension.
Wearing it is undoubtedly very essential for the healthcare workers for preventing the contamination of any contaminated disease or pandemic like COVID 19, but more importantly, you should know how to use and dispose of it properly. There are some essential guidelines that every healthcare worker should follow at the time of wearing and disposing of the mask.
For example, it is very crucial to wash the hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap before putting the mask, cover the mouth and nose with it in such a way that there remains no gap between the face and between your face guard, avoid the touch of the mask once it is worn and if it is necessary, then it is recommended to clean the hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water so that it does not contaminate the mask. Apart from that, it is also very important to remove the mask from behind without touching the front of the disposable medical face mask and discard the mask immediately after using it in a closed bin and instantly clean hand with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water.
To filter the droplets that are expelled from the mouth or nasopharynx of any healthcare workers and thus minimize the chances of contamination. Hence it is highly recommended to wear such a mask so that patients can be prevented from any kind of contaminated disease.