Tips to Properly use N95 mask and reuse of N95 Mask
Updated: Aug 13, 2020
We are reputed N95 and KN95 mask manufacturers in Delhi, India. In this article, we provide detailed information about how to reuse the N95 mask. The reuse of N95 mask refers to using the same N95 mask for multiple encounters with patients but removing it after each encounter. The N95 mask is stored in between the encounters to use again for the next encounter with patients.
The extended use of N95 mask refers to the use of the same N95 mask for repeated close contact encounters with multiple patients, without removing mask between patient encounters.
Tips to properly use N95 face mask
Here is some recommendation for reuse of face mask
Staff shall perform hand hygiene before a waring face mask
Ware clean hand gloves
Remove the N95 mask carefully from the pouch
Grasp the mask from edges. Separate the edge of the mask to open the mask fully.
Slightly bend the nose wire to form a curve
Using your headbands and thumbs, separate the two headbands
Pull the headbands up over your head
Continue to adjust the respiratory secure to edges until there are perfect facial feet.
Perform a user seal check
Place a surgical mask over the N95 mask
Doffing of N95 Mask
Doffing of N95 Mask
Staff shall perform hand hygiene before removing the mask
Wear Clean gloves again
Remove surgical mask and discard in a waste container
Grasp bottom, then top ties and slowly remove the mask from the face
Keep the n95 mask Care Fully inside the pouch for the future use
Points to be Remember
Staff shall not leave their mask unattained.
Staff should not use other persons N95 masks
After duty, the mask should be discarded in the waste container
Always perform hand hygiene
Reusable personal goggles can be warn for the entire session and do not need to be changed between patients as it is safe to do so.
After each use, Wash the goggles using soap and water and store it into a plastic pouch.
The mask should be removed and discarded if soiled, Damaged, or hard to breathe through
Staff must perform hand hygiene before they touch the mask
Avoid touching the outer surgical mask