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Using a Surgical Face Mask to Treat Infection

A surgical face mask, also called a full face mask, is usually worn by medical professionals during surgical procedures. It is made to prevent bacterial infection and treating staff and patients by capturing and shedding bacteria from the patient’s mouth and nose when in contact with liquid droplets, aerosols and mist of contaminated fluid. In cases where there is a shortage of sterile equipment for surgery or other treatments, it is often used for the same reason.

It is common for people undergoing any kind of operation to wear a surgical face mask and the procedure is almost never required unless infection is an issue. Medical practitioners, such as anesthesiologists and surgeons, will usually wear a surgical mask in order to reduce the risk of infection during surgery or other operations, particularly those performed in the operating room. If they are required for emergency procedures, it is important that a patient wears one for both the convenience and safety of the staff during surgery.

The face mask is worn above a patient’s nose while they are awake, but it is closed at night to reduce contamination, and it should always be cleaned before the next use. The surgical face mask has two parts: the face shield and the nose pad, and these are usually made of latex, nylon, or some type of airless material.

In order to maintain cleanliness of the surgical mask, all cleaning solutions should be pre-moistened and placed in special applicators which are used to clean each portion of the surgical mask. The face shield, which contains the airway opening, should be placed on the face so that air can flow freely through it while it is being cleaned.

Cleanliness of the surgical face mask also ensures that infection is prevented during and after the medical procedure, as well as any other time in the future. If a surgeon is wearing a surgical face mask when performing an infection-free procedure, the patient will not have to worry about any unnecessary exposure to infected blood, which is transferred to the patient’s skin if the surgical mask is not properly cleaned.

While most surgical masks are designed so that they will fit securely over the nose, it is important that the nasal openings are completely sealed in order to ensure that no air will leak into or out of the mask. Any air that leaks into the surgical mask can cause contamination in the operating room or in the environment around the mask and could potentially infect the patient.

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