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How to wear, take off, use and dispose of a mask?

Date:2020-04-14   Click:2106

During the COVID-19 epidemic, it is recommended to choose the right type of mask, and not to overprotect it. According to the type and risk level of the works of disease prevention and control, the following guidelines are proposed.  

How to wear medical surgical masks/disposable protective mask?

1) The dark side (normal blue color) faces outwards, and the side with the metallic strip faces upwards;

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2)Fold up and down to cover the nose and chin;

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2) Mold the metallic strip to make it close to the bridge of the nose to prevent side leakage.

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Or you can refer to the below video:


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How to take off Disposable protective masks?

1. Clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer before touching the mask. Avoid touching the front of the mask. The front of the mask is contaminated. Only touch the ear loops.

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2. Hold both of the ear loops and gently lift and remove the mask.

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3. Put the mask in a sealed bag or roll it up and throw it in the trash.

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4. Clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer.

Or you can refer to the below video:

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How to wear KN95 /N95 /FFP2 Respirator Mask?

1)Once you’ve taken a new(unused) KN95/N95/FFP2 respirator mask from the box, check it to ensure it doesn’t contain any defects, holes or tears in the material. If the mask has defects, holes or tears, throw it away and select another new(unused) mask from the box.

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2)In order for the mask to fit as close to your skin as possible, the top portion of the mask will have a bendable but stiff edge that can be moulded around your nose. Ensure this bendable side is facing upwards before applying the mask to your face.

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3)Now that the medical mask is in place on your head and face, use your index finger and thumb to pinch the bendable portion of the top edge of the mask around the bridge of your nose.

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4)Once the mask is completely secured, adjust it to ensure it covers your face and mouth, and so the bottom edge is under your chin.

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Or you can refer to below video:

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How to take off KN95 /N95 /FFP2 Respirator Mask?

1. Clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer before touching the mask. Avoid touching the front of the mask. The front of the mask is contaminated. Only touch the elastic straps.

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2. Hold both of the elastic straps and gently lift and remove the mask.

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3. Put the mask in trash bag and then throw the mask in the trash. Clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer.

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Or you can refer to below video:

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How to use and dispose of masks?

During the epidemic of the COVID-19, the use of masks can be appropriately extended (time of use, frequency of use) on the premise of protecting public health:

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1) The medical protective masks have a service life, and the masks are for exclusive use. They cannot be used cross-personally. High-risk personnel need to change masks after re-entering after finishing work, eating (drinking water), and using the toilet.
2) The mask should be changed if it is contaminated by the patient's blood, respiratory/nasal secretions, and other body fluids.

3) Higher risk personnel need to change masks after receiving highly suspected patients.
4) Masks worn by low risk level people can be used repeatedly. Wash your hands before wearing the mask, and avoid touching the inside of the mask when wearing it. Masks need to be changed in time if they are dirty, deformed, damaged, or smelly.

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If you need to re-use a mask, you can hang it in a clean, dry and ventilated place, or place it in a clean, breathable paper bag. Masks need to be stored separately to avoid contact with each other and identify the user of the mask.

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Medical protective masks cannot be cleaned, been disinfected by disinfectants, heating, etc. Cotton gauze masks can be cleaned and disinfected for several times but it’s not recommend to be used for COVID-19.

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Other non-medical masks are handled according to their instructions.

The masks used by healthy people can be disposed of according to the requirements of domestic garbage classification. Masks worn by suspected or confirmed cases should not be discarded randomly. They should be treated as medical waste and disposed of in strict accordance with relevant procedures for medical waste.


If you have any questions on face mask, please write email to  sales@besttechmedical.com, we will be very glad to support you any time! Let’s pray! And believe finally we will win the battle and beautiful day will come in soon!


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