Surgical Patients and Their Face Masks
A face mask is also known by the name medical face mask or sterile mask, which is designed for use by medical professionals. In general, they are used to cover the nose and mouth during a surgical procedure. When used in this manner, they protect the patient from contaminating the surgical site.
Many hospitals and clinics require that surgical patients wear a sterile mask during a procedure. They are generally worn while breathing into a mask that contains a sterilized airtight mouthpiece. The sterilized air can be supplied through an air tube that is attached to the mask or through a ventilator. This enables the patient to breathe freely without contaminating the surgical site with germs and bacteria.
Although a face mask protects the surgical site from contamination, it does not remove the risks involved. The patient’s body may absorb the contaminated air. In fact, this can happen even after the procedure when the patient is lying on the operating table or in recovery. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the patient is wearing a face mask every time he or she is in a surgical setting.
The mask is usually placed over the patient’s face so that he or she can breathe through a mask. A disposable plastic bag is placed on the face before the plastic mask is placed over the patient’s face. It should be placed on the patient’s forehead to prevent dust from falling into the bag. This prevents the face from drying out.
Some patients may choose to have their face mask placed over an empty plastic bag or a saline solution bag. The bag is placed on the head and then placed on the face using the mouthpiece that has been used during the surgical procedure. The mask and the saline solution are placed on the face for at least 30 minutes before the plastic bag is removed and replaced with another one.
After removing the plastic bag, the next step is to place the plastic mask over the saline solution. Then, the patient will place his or her hands on top of the plastic bag before inserting them into the mouthpiece and removing the plastic bag. During the entire process, the plastic bag should be placed underneath the nose and mouth to allow the air to escape. as the plastic bag is removed, the plastic bag can be cleaned under running water before placing it back on the patient’s face.