The correct method to wear masks
Correctly wearing a mask is an effective means to block the spread of respiratory secretions. Medical masks are equivalent to resisting liquids, filtering particulates and bacteria, and are a kind of medical protective textiles. According to performance characteristics and scope of application, medical masks can be divided into: medical protective masks, medical surgical masks, general medical masks. During the epidemic of new coronavirus pneumonia, it is clinically recommended that you choose medical surgical masks. The correct method of wearing them is as follows:
(1) Wash your hands before wearing a mask, and avoid touching the inside of the mask with your hand during wearing the mask to reduce the possibility of the mask being polluted;
(2) When wearing, clearly distinguish the inside and outside of the mask, the top and bottom, the light-colored surface is inside, the dark-colored side is facing outward, and one end of the metal strip (nose clip) is above the mask, fully unfold the folded surface;
(3) Put the side with the nose clip upwards, cover the mouth, nose, and lower jaw, adjust the lower end of the mask to the proper position of the lower jaw, hang the elastic bands on both sides of the ears, or tie the two end bands behind the head. , Then press the nose clip tightly so that the mask fits the face completely, minimizing the gap between the face and the mask.
In addition, everyone should note that medical masks are mostly disposable masks, which cannot be reused. They should be discarded or destroyed after each use. After the masks are wet or contaminated with moisture, they should be replaced with new clean and dry masks.