A face mask, more commonly known as an endoscopic face mask, is designed to be worn during surgical procedures to prevent air transmission of microorganisms in patients and thereby avoiding infection in the treating physician and his or her patient. It is usually made of sterile material to prevent the growth of microorganisms on the face mask surface. In this type of face mask the nose is covered with a flexible band to provide protection to the nose, mouth and throat during the procedure. The mask is then secured over the top of the head. An incision in the forehead allows access to the nose and mouth for draining the excess of the fluid that collects in the face while making sure that no air currents reach the eyes, nose or throat.
Patients who need to have facial surgery that includes draining an artery or repairing a tear duct may require the use of a face mask without a c dc power source. It is necessary for the patient to remove the contact lenses before wearing the mask without a c dc power supply. When wearing these types of masks one must ensure that they are worn properly since improper or faulty fitting may result in the transmission of airborne pathogens. Some of dc supply units can also damage the patient’s eyesight.
These types of face masks come in different sizes and styles. The style is determined by the size of the patient’s face and the requirements of the procedure. Some of these units are manually operated and must be attached to the face mask using Velcro ties. Velcro-sealed ear loops and nasal connectors are available. Ear loops can also be manually operated but ear connector pairs are used when the unit is attached to a bag-type, airtight device. There are also disposable face masks available in disposable form and pre-assembled units that only need to be attached to plastic ear loops.
Two layers are usually involved in manufacturing these masks. The first layer is the cloth or paper face mask. One of the advantages of disposable facelifts is that there is no need to cut the fabric and place it into a new container, thus saving on cost. The second layer is the air blower and air tightness material that seal the face so that the wearer breathes easily. Many disposable face masks come with two layers of fabrics. However, it is important to note that pre-assembled masks with two layers are better as the air tightness and fit are better.
A large variety of n95 respirators are used in the manufacture of these n95 respirators. However, pre-assembled n95 respirators are the best ones. The pre-assembled n95 respirators come in kits that include everything one needs for surgery. Most of these kits include surgical gloves, disposable face masks, safety glasses, a surgical stethoscope and a doctor hat or visor. The kits normally include a sterile plug or neoprene plug, a pair of sterile air socks, safety scissors and disinfectant sprays. Since the use of these products may help prevent infections that can occur during surgery, they should be used during surgical procedures performed by medical professionals.
Disposable medical masks are good for use during all types of surgery, but it is important to note that people with a respiratory illness such as asthma or rhinitis should not use disposable n95 respirators. If one has a pre-assembled or pre-boxed n95 respirator, he or she may use it during a simple office visit without any fear of infection. However, if one has a respiratory illness such as pneumonia or the flu, it is best to abstain from using medical and disposable masks. For people with a pre-assembled n95 respirator, it is always best to wash the cloth mask regularly with antibacterial soap or hand sanitizer.