A surgical face mask, otherwise called a surgical face mask, has been designed to be used by medical professionals during medical procedures. It is designed to limit the spread of bacteria on the face of the person wearing it, and to prevent infections from spreading from patients to medical staff and doctors. Although the procedure may look like a simple face wash, it is a very intricate task. This article will give some basic information about the face mask as well as a few pointers on how to properly wear one during surgery.
The first thing that a patient or doctor will need to do before wearing a face mask is to prepare the area. Make sure that any liquids such as detergent, mouth wash, or other fluids have been disposed of properly. Make sure to remove all loose clothing and then gently remove any jewelry. Clean the surgical site with sterile cotton swabs. After that, the patient should lay down flat on a table while using a cotton swab to remove any loose blood or mucus from the skin.
The face mask will be fitted to the patient with surgical adhesive. This procedure is done under a general anesthetic and is generally painless. Once the adhesive has adhered to the face, the patient will need to wear the face mask for a few hours. During this time, any contact with the face should be limited. The surgeon will take pictures of the area after several hours and make a final note of any changes in the site. If there are any changes that should be noted, the doctor will make an adjustment to the face mask to prevent infection.
One of the most important things that the patient should remember is to avoid eating or drinking anything before or during the procedure. If the patient feels a slight tingling sensation, or if the area surrounding the eyes becomes red or swollen, he or she should leave the room immediately. It is also wise to avoid having a glass of water before or during the procedure, so that the eyes are well lubricated and avoiding water that has been contaminated by blood or mucus.
While wearing the face mask, the patient will need to hold his or her hand over the mouth to keep his or her airway clear. The hands should be kept clean and dry and free of sweat, and saliva. Since the eyes are being covered, it is important to ensure that the patient wears eyeglasses or contacts.
Gloves should be worn at all times while performing the procedure and sterile gloves should be removed once the procedure is complete. It is also wise to ensure that the patient does not wear any type of jewelry or make up while wearing the mask. Some types of face masks may include an oxygen mask and breathing mask.