Steps on how to wear a mask and discarding it properly
Wearing a face mask often helps people feel protected and reassured. And, for a mask to provide you protection effectively, it is important to wear the mask and discard by following certain guidelines.
What is a surgical face mask?
A surgical mask is a disposable mask that’s rectangular in shape. The mask comes in various colors and sizes. The mask has elastic bands or ties to hold it in place on the face. There is a metal at the top of the mask and can be pinched to fit the mask on your nose.
Surgical mask’s is commonly available in three-ply layers and it works as follows:
The outer layer repels water, blood, and other body fluids.
The middle layer filters certain pathogens.
The inner layer absorbs moisture and sweat from exhaled air.
Note: the edges of surgical masks don’t form a tight seal around your nose or mouth. Therefore, they can’t filter out small airborne particles.
How to wear a surgical mask?
Precaution when wearing a surgical mask
Once the mask is positioned securely, there are certain precautions to keep in mind to ensure you don’t transfer pathogens to your face or hands.
Note: If you have to touch the face mask while you’re wearing it, wash your hands first. Be sure to also wash your hands afterward, or use hand sanitizer.
How to remove and discard a surgical mask
It’s important to remove the face mask correctly to ensure you don’t transfer any germs to your hands or face. You also want to make sure you discard the mask safely.
Putting on and taking off these face masks correctly may help protect you and the health of those around you from transmitting or contracting pathogens.
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