What is the correct usage of disposable masks?

Editor:Zhejiang Antipollution Medical Equipment Co., Ltd. │ Release Time:2021-09-01
The correct steps to wear a disposable mask:
1. Wash: First, wash your hands to prevent dirty hands from contaminating the inner surface of the mask.
2. Hanging: Place the mask horizontally on the face, nose and mouth, and hang the ropes at both ends on the ears with both hands.
3. Pull: Pull the folds of the mask up and down with both hands at the same time, so that the mask can completely cover the mouth, nose and chin.
4. Pressing: Finally, press the metal strips on both sides of the bridge of the nose with the index fingers of both hands, so that the upper end of the mask can be close to the bridge of the nose.
The correct use of disposable masks:
1. The mask has white and blue sides. Place the white side inward and the metal strip upward. First, tie the two lower straps behind the neck and tighten them! Make the bottom of the mask reach the base of the chin.
2. Pull up the upper edge of the mask to cover the mouth and nose. The two upper straps are pulled behind the ears and fastened on the head. They cannot be tied to the ears.
3. Use the index fingers of both hands to press the metal wire on the upper nose of the mask to make it close to the skin of the nose, and then gradually move the index finger to the sides, so that the entire mask is close to the facial skin.
4. After taking off the mask, put it in tape or paper bag and put it in a covered trash can for disposal, and wash your hands in time.
Precautions for wearing disposable masks:
1. Do not reuse disposable masks. Generally, it needs to be replaced every 6 to 8 hours.
2. The outer layer of the mask often accumulates a lot of dust, bacteria and other dirt in the outside air, while the inner layer blocks the exhaled bacteria and saliva. Therefore, the two sides cannot be used alternately, otherwise the dirt on the outer layer will be directly exposed. It becomes a source of infection by inhaling the body when it is close to the face.
3. When the mask is not worn, it should be folded and put into a clean envelope, and the side close to the nose and mouth should be folded inward. Don't just put it in your pocket or hang it around your neck.
4. If the mask is wetted by exhaled heat or saliva, its function of blocking germs will be greatly reduced. Therefore, it is best to prepare a few more masks for replacement.
5. If it is in a high-risk place such as a hospital, regardless of the length of time it has been used, once the mask is taken off, do not use it again to avoid contamination by touching the mask.
6. When wearing or removing a mask, the hands may come into contact with germs attached to the surface of the mask. In order to reduce the chance of infection due to contact, special attention should be paid to the cleaning and disinfection of the hands.