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Different protective face masks-do you know the correct way to wear them?

There are many kinds of protective face mask, do you know how to wear them correctly?

1. The correct wearing method of disposable surgical masks:

Step 1: Let's first understand the masks. Whether it is a disposable mask or other masks, there are positive and negative sides. In the case of disposable masks, the darker color is the front, the front is facing outward, and the nose clip is the top.

Step 2: After distinguishing the front, back, top and bottom of the mask, it is not far from the correct way to wear the mask. Wash your hands and make sure that the light side of the mask is facing inward (reverse side). The end with the metal bar is facing upward (upward), and the rope at both ends is hung on the ear.

Step 3: Press the metal strips on both sides of the bridge of the nose with both hands, so that the upper end of the mask is close to the bridge of the nose. Then stretch the mask down so that the mask does not leave wrinkles and better cover the nose and mouth.

Step 4: Wear the air-tightness test, cover your mouth and nose with your hands to exhale or inhale quickly, you should feel that the mask is slightly swollen or collapsed, and there is no gas leakage on the nose clip and sides of the face.

Protective face mask

2. The correct wearing method of medical protective mask (N95):

Step 1: Holding a medical N95 face mask, the nose clip is located at the fingertip, and the headband is suspended under the hand.

Step 2: Put your mask on your chin and cover your nose.

Step 3: Fix the position of the medical N95 mask by hand, place the upper headband above the ears, higher back of the brain, and the lower headband below the back of the ear.
Step 4: Put your fingertips on the metal nose clip, starting from the middle position, press the nose clip inward with your fingers, and move and press to the sides respectively, shape the nose clip according to the shape of the bridge.

Step 5: Positive pressure wearing air tightness check. Cover the mask completely with both hands; exhale quickly. If there is a gas leak at the edge, readjust the nose clip and headband, and repeat the wear tightness check.


Note for medical N95 masks: N95 masks are masks with breathing valves. The function of the breathing valve is in a working environment with humid heat or poor ventilation or labor. Using a mask with a breathing valve can help you feel more comfortable when exhaling. Usage time: It depends on personal use and environment, but when breathing difficulty or discomfort, mask contaminated such as blood stains or droplets of foreign objects, the user feels increased breathing resistance, mask damage, etc. should immediately replace.

Face mask

The wrong behavior of wearing a mask is mainly reflected in:

(1). The front and back of the mask cannot be correctly identified.

(2). The top and bottom of the mask cannot be correctly identified.

(3). After wearing the mask, it is not shaped to make the mask fit the face better.

(4). Wearing a mask incorrectly can easily cause cross-infection in the hospital for acute respiratory infections such as flu.

(5). It is best to replace the mask every 4 hours. If the mask becomes wet, difficult to breathe or damaged, it should be replaced immediately.

(6). Correctly wearing disposable surgical masks or medical protective masks can effectively prevent infectious diseases transmitted by air and droplets.