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maseczki A medical mask, also referred to as an oral or facial mask, is supposed to be worn by medical professionals in healthcare settings.  It's designed to reduce inhalation of bacteria and droplets from the atmosphere by capturing airborne bacteria that are shed from the mouth and nostrils of the wearer and catching them in a protective covering.

There are lots of different types of medical masks available and are used by a variety of medical professionals.  Some of the common uses for medical masks include providing protection to the respiratory system and eyes from infectious disease and minimizing exposure to contaminated equipment.  

The many different materials used to create medical masks range from latex to silicon.   However, while they're resistant to infections and contamination, latex masks can deteriorate and may not provide adequate ventilation or are too thin.  While they are more durable than many other types of health mask materials, they aren't ideal for extended periods of usage.

Polystyrene, also known as Styrofoam or High-Density Silicon, is a relatively new type of medical mask material.  This sort of mask is like a plastic container, which is usually made of a high density foam that has an airtight seal when filled with medical waste and placed inside the hospital.

Styrofoam is normally thick enough to prevent germs from entering the patient's respiratory system and is designed in such a way that air can be pumped through the mask quickly.  Because it's not thick, it's also able to move around freely, keeping the nose clean and the mouth dry and preventing contamination from the individual 's sneezing, coughing or breathing deeply.  They're more expensive than other medical mask substances but have proven to be an effective option for hospital employees.

Silicone is a natural product and so will not degrade over time like other materials.  It's a water-resistant covering and can be easily molded into any shape or form, making it very versatile.  for use in medical environments.  However, it's not as easily cleaned as other materials and requires frequent replacement or specialist cleaning.

Since these masks are intended for use by healthcare workers, they should be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis to help keep the patient and staff protected.  This should be done by a trained professional using antibacterial solutions, which is usually included in any equipment bought by the hospital or medical facility.

Cleaning is easy since the substances are nonporous and there are no chemicals used to clean them.   In cases of excessive wear, such as in the case of prolonged hospital work hours, it's important to clean the mask often to avoid contamination and ensure a fresh infection-free atmosphere.

To disinfect the mask, sanitizer solutions should be poured into a spray bottle and allowed to soak in the foam.  The solution should be allowed to sit for thirty minutes, so it doesn't soak in the mask but instead to the skin beneath.  After the sanitizer was implemented, it's important to rinse off the mask completely with clean water to remove any remaining sanitizer.

Cleaning masks in the hospital can be a pain for the staff members, but if done properly can prevent infections and reduce costs by protecting the employees and patients from contaminants that can infect them.  Even a very simple solution of one cup of bleach diluted in two quarts of water is enough to purge and sterilize the mask, preventing it from spreading germs and possibly causing a severe infection.

Although sanitizing is very important besides the obvious reason of preventing contamination, the mask itself may also need sanitizing to remove food, drink or other substance which can get into the air during use.  For instance, if there are individuals who are in and out of the room during the course of the day, the mask can frequently become contaminated during their use.  Cleaning this region of the mask using a bleach solution provides a clean-air area that prevents contamination and allows the air to flow freely.  Bleach solutions may also be used to sanitize tools and instruments in the room, as well as clean up droppings from patients and staff.
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