How Do You Wear A Surgical Mask?

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Wearing a surgical mask is a necessity for many doctors, including dentists and surgeons. A surgical mask works in two ways—keeping the doctor's germs from threatening the patient's sensitive immune system, as well as keeping the doctor free of illness. In countries like Japan, surgical masks have become an everyday accessory for many men and women who are conscious about breathing in city smog and germs from contagious people in public areas. Whether you are a doctor or someone who wants to stay healthy, there is a correct way to wear a surgical mask to protect yourself and others. Wash your hands. Make sure to always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before you touch your surgical mask. Follow the instructions on your particular brand of surgical mask. All brands specify not to use the mask if it has been previously worn or taken out of the packaging. You should wear a new mask each and every time. Put on the surgical mask with clean hands. There should be a metal ... more
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