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What are uses of disposable medical mask?

Disposable medical mask is a popular term at present, and it is also a protective mask that everyone wants to use. Among them, disposable medical masks are divided into industrial and medical ones. Do you want to know about them? Learn about disposable medical masks (including cloth face masks), surgical masks, and respirators (filter mask respirators, such as N95 respirators) to help prevent the COVID-19 pandemic. What are uses of disposable medical mask? This article will briefly introduce it.


This passage is going to talk about the followings of disposable medical mask: 

Is there a difference between mask, surgical mask and respirator?

Can masks prevent coronavirus?

Emergency method

 

Is there a difference between mask, surgical mask and respirator?

Masks, surgical masks and respirators all cover the nose and mouth of the wearer, but they differ in several ways.

Mask: A mask with or without a mask that covers the user's nose and mouth, and may or may not reach the level of fluid barrier or filtration efficiency. Masks for non-medical purposes are not considered medical equipment. According to CDC's recommendations on temporary infection prevention and control, the general public and health care workers can use masks as source control.

Surgical mask: The mask covers the user's nose and mouth and provides a physical barrier for fluids and particulate matter. Masks used for medical purposes are considered medical equipment. The mask meets certain fluid barrier protection standards and Class I or II flammability tests. Surgical masks have also been tested for biocompatibility and are considered personal protective equipment (PPE). Although surgical masks may be effective at stopping splashes and large droplets, they cannot provide comprehensive protection from bacteria and other contaminants due to the loose fit between the surface of the mask and your face. Masks are not respiratory protective equipment, such as respirators.

Respirators, called filtering face mask respirators (FFR), include N95 and surgical N95, which can filter at least 95% of airborne particles. They are PPE that can be close to the face and have a certain filtering efficiency, which helps to reduce the wearer's exposure to pathogenic airborne particles in the health care environment. After proper testing, they can provide a higher level of protection against viruses and bacteria.

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Can masks prevent coronavirus?

A: Masks may help prevent people infected with COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. The CDC recommends that people wear masks in public places, especially when other social measures are difficult to maintain distance. Wearing a mask may limit exposure to respiratory droplets and large particles, and may help prevent people infected with COVID-19 from spreading the virus.

 

Emergency method

In the case of limited time to use masks, institutions may consider allowing healthcare providers to continue to wear the same masks (ie for long-term use), only remove the used gloves and surgical gowns, and treat patients with the same infectious disease diagnosis People who perform hand hygiene or are exposed in confined areas. If masks, gloves or nightgowns are contaminated, replace them.

For training, please use work clothes outside the warranty period specified by the manufacturer (if any).

According to the type of activity required by the patient, gowns and surgical masks are preferred. If there is a lack of gowns, priority should be given to procedures that generate smoke (such as suction, nebulizer treatment and other respiratory treatments or procedures), care activities with splashes and sprays are expected, and patient care activities that provide high contact pathogens are transferred to medical care Opportunities on personnel's hands and clothes. Examples of high-contact patient care activities that require the use of gowns include: dressing, bathing/bathing, transferring, providing hygiene, changing sheets, changing underwear or assisting in toileting, nursing or using equipment or wound care.

 

We hope this article has helped you understand more about uses of disposable medical mask. If you need disposable medical masks, do not hesitate to contact us. Our products will be your best choice. 


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