A medical face mask is usually used by medical practitioners when treating patients or carrying out healthcare procedures. Such masks are designed to prevent infections from spreading by capturing bacteria shed in the nose and mouth of the wearer and droplets that are drooled out from the mouth and nasal cavity.
Face masks help reduce infection risks and thus protect medical professionals and patients from contracting diseases such as hepatitis and HIV. When doctors and nurses wear masks they can see and recognize the symptoms of various infections quickly and easily. In addition to reducing infection risks, these masks help reduce discomfort of patients and are thus used in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals and other healthcare establishments.
Face masks come in various forms including disposable face masks, disposable gloves and disposable gowns. Disposable masks are available in various sizes, materials and colors so that medical professionals may choose one that fits their specific needs. Some disposable face masks are designed with pressure points on them, which are designed to provide comfort to the skin and thus promote better patient care.
Disposable gowns are also available in various sizes, colors and materials. These are designed in such a way that the wearer can maintain an even temperature throughout his or her hospital stay. These gowns do not allow air to pass through them and hence they cannot allow the body’s temperature to increase or decrease.
Disposable gloves are designed to absorb contact of a patient with contaminated medical equipment. They are suitable for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections that do not require strong disinfectants and antibiotics. Disposable gloves are usually made of soft cotton and made with a tight fitting glove liner so that the material does not slip or fall off during washing or use.
Disposable face masks also have other advantages over disposable gowns and disposable gloves in that disposable face masks do not retain bacteria and viruses that have penetrated the skin. They also make use of disposable gloves for the purpose of providing protection from contamination of wounds and other delicate areas on the face. Disposable face masks also serve as a source of comfort for patients as they can be worn without fear of catching germs.
Disposable face masks also help to improve the overall quality of life of patients by reducing or eliminating the risks of acquiring various diseases such as colds and influenza. These disposable face masks can also be used in different applications such as emergency healthcare, military operations and rescue operations where they can protect the health and well being of patients. Many hospitals and nursing homes offer special services to patients who have to wear disposable face masks and disposable gloves on a regular basis.
Disposable face masks can be used by individuals, families and groups of people as part of an immunization program or health campaign for the prevention of communicable diseases and thus increasing their chances of survival. For instance, during pandemic influenza, disposable face masks can prevent the spread of influenza virus through direct contact with contaminated hands of healthcare workers and those who come into contact with the patients’ body fluids.