How Face Masks Can Benefit Medical Facilities
A surgical face mask, sometimes referred to as an oral or facial mask, is specifically designed to be worn during medical procedures by medical professionals. It is designed to catch bacteria shedding in droplets and liquid drops from the mouth and nose of the wearer so that it can be removed and disinfected before it can cause infection. The face mask is also used to provide visual privacy for the patient, and prevents other patients from observing the medical procedure that the patient has undergone. This is especially important if the face mask covers the patient’s mouth or nose while the patient is in a medical position such as a dental procedure.
Face masks come in a variety of styles and colors. There are also different brands of these products available today. Each type of face mask has a specific function. They are made from many materials including plastic, silicone, metal, paper and cloth. Plastic face masks are often inexpensive and are easy to care for; however, they have no protective layer over the face that protects against splashes and leaks.
Silicone face masks are made of a nonporous and nonabsorbent material. These masks come in various thicknesses and styles that help prevent leaking from occurring. Most silicone masks have two pieces; one piece that is the cover of the mask and the other piece is a silicone insert that fits on top of the cover. These types of masks also have a rubberized backing that helps keep water from penetrating the face and causing irritation.
Paper masks are similar to silicone masks but are made with paper or fabric. They are often disposable. The paper used to make the paper masks comes in many different colors and textures. These masks are made to fit over the entire face, but because of the paper used, they do not completely cover the entire face. They are usually made of paper or thick cloth material that will allow the patient to breathe without a problem. These masks are great for people who have a small or thin face.
Cloth face masks are made of cloth materials that are woven together to form a sturdy and comfortable cover over the face. These face masks are most comfortable for people who have a large or oval shaped face. They are often washable or sanitized in hot water, although this is not always possible. Some cloth masks include a vinyl insert that allows the user to clean the cloth mask by simply wiping the cloth off of the face with a towel. There are even cloth face masks that come with built in UV protection so that the cloth can be cleaned after use.
Face masks have many uses and can be used for a variety of reasons. Whether a person has a small round, full or long face, a medical facility may find that these devices are an ideal solution to provide the face protection. Even those with a pear-shaped face will benefit from using a face mask. The masks provide an easy and convenient way to help the face to protect the face, and also help patients maintain their privacy while in the medical environment.