A surgical face mask,also called a surgical facemask,is designed for use by surgeons during surgery procedures. It is designed to prevent bacterial infections in patients,treating patients and their staff by capturing bacteria shed from the patient’s mouth and nose and holding it in place. It is also designed to protect the eyes of the wearer. The mask is typically worn during surgery and is placed over the surgical area,which includes the mouth,nose and cheeks.
The surgical face mask has a disposable cover and can be cleaned and sanitized with sterile water or any mild antibacterial solution. This type of mask should never be used in hospital settings. In case of any leakage,the patient should remove the mask immediately from contact with the contaminated area and contact the hospital medical team immediately to report the leak. The disposable cover of a surgical facemask is usually attached to the mask’s Velcro straps and can be removed for cleaning purposes. A disposable face mask also comes with a lanyard to allow easy access by the wearer. Patients and their doctors will have a set of disposable masks for different types of operations.
Before purchasing any surgical facemasks,it is important to consider a few things such as what type of operation will be performed and the time that will be spent on the operation itself. The patient and his or her doctor will both need to decide on the right color and material. Patients also want to know if there will be any special requirements for their surgery. Before purchasing a surgical facemask,patients should ask about the expiration date. A good rule of thumb is to purchase a mask that is long-lasting and easily cleaned and sterilized. The expiration date is usually indicated on the mask’s label. It may also indicate the cost of purchasing the mask in terms of the number of weeks since it was purchased.
Hope Protective makes non medical-grade face masks and face coverings in their factory in Seven Points,Texas.