How To Use Medical Surgical Masks

Published:

2023-08-23


1. Use a mask to carefully cover the mouth and nose and tie them firmly to minimize the gap between the face and the mask;

2. When in use, avoid touching the mask-after touching the used mask, for example, to remove or clean the mask, wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol hand sanitizer;

3. After the mask is damp or contaminated with moisture, put on a new clean and dry mask;

4. Do not reuse disposable masks. Disposable masks should be discarded after each use and disposed of immediately after removal.

5. Although there are other masks that replace standard medical masks (such as cotton face masks, turbans, mask paper, cloth strips that cover the nose and mouth), there is a lack of information about the effectiveness of such materials.

6. If this kind of alternative shelter is used, it should only be used once, or if it is a cotton mask, it should be cleaned thoroughly after each use (ie, cleaned with household detergent at room temperature). It should be removed immediately after caring for the patient. Wash your hands immediately after removing the mask.