The latest outbreak of a deadly virus called Coronavirus is spreading fast across the United States and Europe. There are new outbreaks popping up all over the globe on a daily basis. No one knows exactly how this virus works, or why it tends to target people’s nose and eyes. However, this disease does have a one main thing in common with all viruses; it thrives in warm, moist places. For that reason, when the virus takes hold, people will often find themselves more susceptible to it than other people.
The symptoms vary depending on which area of the face you happen to be infected with. In any case, face masks are essential to protecting yourself from this highly contagious disease. If you or anyone around you has this virus, using face masks during high-risk times can help to make you feel better and reduce the amount of time you spend feeling sick. They are not only effective in preventing common public from catching Coronavirus, however, they put communities and hospitals at risk when healthcare workers are unable to reach infected patients.
Medical professionals and researchers are continuously trying to come up with effective methods of protecting patients and preventing outbreaks. One way that they are doing this is by developing and manufacturing specialized masks for use in social distancing. A face mask that is too sticky or uncomfortable could cause someone to break down or simply not feel comfortable. The trick is to make these masks as comfortable as possible while still offering some degree of protection. Here are some common types of medical and nursing face masks for social distancing:
These are the most commonly used masks in North America. They are made of a thin film of vinyl with an adhesive backing. They are typically used on individuals whose hands and/or eyes are showing and are therefore appropriate for social situations where hands may be visible. The face mask should fit tightly and comfortably over the entire face, with no visible areas that are either too loose or too tight. This type of face mask is especially important for people who are sick, as they may be more contagious than otherwise healthy individuals. However, even with an effective face mask, it is up to nurses and other health care workers to observe personal hygiene and hand hygiene standards, which will go a long way towards reducing the chances of an outbreak.
These are the standard personal protective equipment used by healthcare workers to contain and prevent the spread of Coronavirus and other germs. They are placed over the entire body and are designed to cover all exposed areas. While they offer excellent protection, they do not offer much in the way of prevention. They do, however, reduce the amount of time that an infected person has to spend incubating a case of Coronavirus.
While these are the main means used to combat Coronavirus and prevent its spread, there are also secondary infections that can occur. One of the ways this is possible is through accidental transfer. In this instance, an infected person is wearing a non-sterile mask and inadvertently uses it to touch their eyes or nose. The virus then travels to another part of the body and is picked up by another individual who is wearing a mask. Though experts say that these types of transfers are extremely unlikely to cause any harm, they do highlight the need for adequate infection control measures.
The use of specialised hand washing equipment has also been implemented to try to limit the number of contacts that occur during the recovery phase. As well as ensuring that all surfaces are disinfected, this equipment helps to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Medical professionals will typically wear gloves and aprons while performing all types of surgical procedures. Similarly, all patients undergoing surgical procedures are required to wear sterile masks or gowns when in the recovery room. These precautions are necessary, as any momentary contact with an infected person can lead to serious illness, such as Coronavirus.
Another important preventative measure is regularly using personal hand towels and other equipment designed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Although these devices may seem like overkill, they are intended to act as a secondary line of defense against any contamination that takes place when a patient is in a situation where their immune system is lowered. As well as reducing the chances of becoming infected, regular hand washing also reduces the number of bacteria that are transferred during any procedure. In addition, wearing masks and gloves while undergoing all types of medical procedures helps to protect the face, mouth, and eyes of all individuals, and ensures that all surfaces in the operating room are properly disinfected.