A surgical mask is a disposable mask that creates a physical barrier between the mouth and nose of the wearer and potential contaminants in the immediate environment. Surgical masks are regulated under 21 CFR 878.4040. Surgical masks are used and throw and may also be called surgical, isolation, dental, or medical procedure masks. They may come with or without a face shield. These are often referred to as face masks, although not all face masks are regulated as surgical masks.
If worn properly, a surgical mask helps block large-particle droplets, splashes, sprays, or splatter that may contain germs (viruses and bacteria), keeping it from reaching your mouth and nose.
Surgical masks are not intended to be used more than once. If your mask is damaged or soiled, or if breathing through the mask becomes difficult, you should remove the face mask, discard it safely, and replace it with a new one. To safely discard your mask, place it in a plastic bag and put it in the trash. Wash your hands after handling the used mask.
3 PLY MASK
A 3-ply mask is a disposable mask that has 3 layers of non-woven fabric to help you breathe clean air. These masks are highly budget-friendly and can be used by almost everyone.
Statistically speaking, a 3-ply mask is effective in eliminating almost 95% of the pollutants from the air that you are breathing. However, these masks are short-lived and you need to use a new one every time you walk out of your home.
Gowns are examples of personal protective equipment used in health care. They are used to protect the wearer from the spread of infection or illness if the wearer comes in contact with potentially infectious liquid and solid material. They may also be used to help prevent the gown wearer from transferring microorganisms that could harm vulnerable patients, such as those with weakened immune systems. Gowns are one part of an overall infection-control strategy.
A few of the many terms that have been used to refer to gowns intended for use in health care settings include surgical gowns, isolation gowns, surgical isolation gowns, non-surgical gowns, procedural gowns, and operating room gowns.
DISPOSABLE BED SHEET
The sheets assist in reducing cross-contamination risks and infection control. They also protect against spills and stains. This is why they are ideal for medical settings, especially areas where short stays are routine and require frequent bedding changes.
In healthcare facilities, the sheets are mainly used to cover hospital beds, stretchers, surgical beds, and doctors’ rooms. They’re especially great for people with moderate or heavy incontinence.