A surgical face mask is typically designed for healthcare personnel only, who are typically required to wear it during surgery procedures. It is designed to prevent infection in healthcare personnel and patients by trapping bacteria in liquid droplets and airborne droplets from the wearer’s nose and mouth.
Medical industries across the United States use these devices extensively for sterilizing and cleaning surgical and other medical equipment. A face mask that is used in a hospital setting is usually attached to a disposable tube or bag. A sterile water reservoir is placed under a mask to collect the collected fluid. This system is used to clean surgical instruments before placing them into storage containers, such as plastic bags.
Facial masks that are used for surgery or hospital patients generally contain a solution containing triclosan, which is commonly referred to as a triclopyran, or tetracycline. This substance is used to disinfect the device as well as kill any bacteria.
During surgery, disposable tubes are used to collect fluid. The tubing is then placed under a sterile face mask and allowed to drain, where it is removed and disposed of.
Many medical facilities use disposable plastic bags to collect liquid and debris from the eyes and mouth of the patient being treated. Some disposable bags can be washed to remove the liquid and debris, while others may have to be disposed of after being used.
Some disposable cloths are used to collect fluid droppings from the eyes and mouth of patients during surgery. These cloths are placed under a sterile face mask and allowed to drain. This method is not as efficient as the disposable plastic bags.
The use of a sterile face mask for medical professionals allows for better hygiene and less contamination. As a result, the health care worker who is wearing this device has a greater chance of minimizing the spread of germs and bacteria, thereby improving the overall health of their patient.
Disposable plastic bags are generally placed beneath the sterile face mask to collect fluid droppings and other debris. These bags must be disposed of after each use.
Disposable face masks are usually made of polypropylene material and are used for a long time span. Although these devices are effective in the removal of bacteria, some are used with disposable syringes and have a long shelf life. When the time comes to dispose of the device, they are often discarded because the liquid that collects in the bags are not compatible with the plastic bags. Many plastic bags are unable to hold the amount of fluid needed to support the disinfecting procedure.
Although disposable face masks can be reused on a regular basis, some have a shorter shelf life than their disposable counterparts. For this reason, these devices are not as popular as disposable plastic bags.