Are you wearing the right mask and wearing it right?

Infection control is critical, especially during an outbreak of a potentially fatal virus like the current strain of the Coronavirus. At times like this, it is important to know that infection control companies like Medicom offer a variety of infection control products. This includes surface disinfectants like ProSurface wipes and spray, that kill the Coronavirus in just 60 seconds, as well as protective apparel, including isolation gowns and face masks, to help prevent the spread of the virus.

To learn more about ProSurface, read the blog article.

When it comes to face masks, it is not only important to choose the right mask from a reliable company; it is also important to use the mask correctly.

Medicom recommends that users follow these important guidelines for wearing a protective face mask:

Know your mask

Did you know that different masks offer different levels of protection? In fact, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) classifies protective face masks as level 1, level 2 and level 3, according to the level of protection they offer, with level 3 offering the highest level of protection.

Medicom has masks in all three ASTM levels. Please refer to the chart below to better understand which mask is right you.

When being materialistic is not a bad thing

In addition to its ASTM protection level, the reliability of a mask depends on the quality of the materials used and how they are put together. Here is a quick overview of how Medicom face masks are made:

How to wear a mask properly

Below you will find step-by-step instructions for how to wear a mask correctly:

Step 1

With clean hands, hold the mask by the earloop fasteners on the outside of the mask. Ensure the mask is worn with the colour side facing outward and the folds facing downward.

Step 2

Secure and mold the nose piece comfortably over the bridge of your nose. Pull mask down, fanning it out over your mouth and securing it under your chin, ensuring full coverage of the mouth, chin and nose.

Step 3

Pull earloops tightly around each ear, without twisting the loops. Confirm that mask is secured around the circumference of your face and that it fits snugly for customized protection.

Remember, the key to optimal protection is choosing the right mask and wearing it correctly. It is also essential that you change your mask as soon as it becomes wet or soiled, as well as between patients. Masks are intended for one-time use only and a new mask should be used for every new patient.

Medicom SafeMask® and SafeBasics® Masks

Medicom offers quality protective face masks in all ASTM protection levels. So whether you are looking for a specific protection level, comfort, breathability, fit or colour, Medicom has the mask to meet your needs. See below for a quick overview of extensive selection of masks offered by Medicom.

Breathe Easy. See Clearly.
Stay Comfortable.

Innovative contoured pleats create a unique pocket that allows air to flow freely while providing optimal filtration. Added comfort features include a fog-free nose strip and soft, strong, ample-length earloops. FreeFlow masks are like a breath of fresh air.

Level 1 masks are ideal for oral exams and procedures involving low levels of spray and splatter, such as fluoride treatments, minor orthodontics and basic lab work.

Level 2 masks are ideal for oral exams and procedures involving moderate levels of spray, splatter and airborne particles such as endo or periodontic procedures, bleaching
and lab work with exposure to blood or contaminated materials.

Level 3 masks are ideal for oral exams of high-risk patients, and procedures involving high levels of spray, splatter, moisture and airborne particles. Perfect for ultrasonic scalers, high-speed aerosols, air polishers and oral
surgeries.

Designed especially for sensitive skin, SafeMask SofSkin Level 3
masks provide the highest level of protection without irritating
sensitive faces. Their lightweight, breathable inner layer softens with wear and remains cool on skin.

Level 1 Barrier mask designed with sensitive skin in mind. Cellulose blended inner layer softens with wear and its unique wicking technology keeps the face dry and comfortable all procedure long.

Level 1 masks offer the comfort, fit and protection you expect from SafeMask® with the added benefit of vibrant colour to brighten your daily routine.

Medicom TailorMade dual fit system (nose piece-chin piece) forms a tight seal around the face, eliminating gapping.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) approved duckbill and cone respirators feature a
95% filter efficiency level and provide protection against particulate aerosols free of oil.

Visit www.medicom.com to learn more about our products.

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