Steps On How To Put On Face Mask Correctly and Disposing Properly

Steps On How To Put On Face Mask Correctly and Disposing Properly

This article discusses the recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to use in cases of virus outbreak. The PPE we will be discussing here are the face masks and how to use them properly.

In order to be protected from any virus attack most especially during a deadly virus breakout, it is very important for individuals to wear a face mask when going out to public places. But wearing a face mask is not just all we need. Aside from wearing the mask, it is how you put it on that matters the most because even if you are wearing it but you don’t put it the correct way, then it is just the same as not wearing a mask at all. If you don’t put it as it should, then the virus will still be able to get in your mouth and nose through the gaps. Putting it the right way means having all areas covered and all gaps are sealed.

A Medical Surgical Mask and Surgical N95 Respirator mask are the two types of Personal Protective Equipments or PPE recommended by health experts. (Recommended Masks To Use For 2019 Novel Corona Virus Outbreak and Why?)

Steps On How To Put On Face Mask Correctly and Disposing Properly

Before putting on the face mask or Surgcial N95 respirator mask, personal hygiene should be observed first. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or more to make sure your hands are free of bacteria.

Unlike Surgical Mask, the N95 Respirator mask are more reliable in filtering very small particles that are not visible to the naked eye because they are tightly sealed to the face. (Read Details) N95 Masks comes in different sizes and models so you have to make sure you pick the mask that fits you well to achieve maximum protection.

How To Put On N95 Respirator MaskCorrectly.

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and correctly (Read How To Wash Your Hands Correctly)
  • pickup N95 Respirator Mask and hold it firmly in one hand in a cupping position.
  • place the mask on your face covering the nose, mouth and chin. Make sure the side with a metal piece will be over your nose bridge and not on the bottom part.
  • pickup the bottom band hook, stretch it over your head and place it under your ear.
  • pickup the top band hook, stretch it over your head and place it on the top part of your head.

How to put on a Surgical Mask Correctly.

  • After washing your hands thoroughly by following the Correct Steps of Washing Your Hands Instructions, pickup your mask with your well-washed hands.
  • put mask on your face with the wired part on top and place it over your nasal bridge then press both sides of your nose with your fingers.
  • while fingers are pressing the mask across your nasal bridge, attach one hook to one ear and do the same process on the other ear.
  • when both hooks are attached, position your index and middle fingers over both sides of your nasal bridge, one finger on each side, right at the wired edge then press both fingers down in a pinching motion to tightly seal the gaps between the mask and your face.
  • with one hand doing the pressing and pinching the upper part of the mask, pick the bottom edge of the mask right at the middle, aligning the nose with the other hand and pull it downward towards your neck and under the chin and press to seal the edge of the mask under your chin.
  • using your both hands, press the wired part down to your check bones from one side to the other to make sure the edges are sealed. Make sure the edges are sealed.
  • if you are using eyeglasses, if it becomes foggy then your mask is not worn correctly. There are gaps in your mask where air escape upwards and produces the fog on your glasses for you to get protected, you have to make sure the edges are completely pressed and sealed. surgical masks are not designed to completely lock the edges so you have to do your best to make sure it is sealed. surgical masks are not designed or certified to prevent the inhalation of small airborne particles. Microscopic organisms that are not visible to the naked eye that are carrying viruses maybe able to enter through the gaps of the mask since this type of mask is not tightly sealed into the skin. (Read Details)

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