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The ‘4 Fs’ of medical mask selection

Shayna Korol
Becker’s Clinical Leadership & Infection Control
June 26, 2018

As hospitals look to combat hospital-acquired infections amid the rise of antibiotic resistance, it is important for providers to be equipped with the proper facial protection for each clinical situation in surgical and procedural settings.

The right mask can help reduce the risk of facial exposure to blood and other bodily fluids. This protective apparatus is especially important in today’s healthcare environment as hospitals and health systems are placing an added emphasis on HAI reduction, improving patient safety and protecting staff. At the same time, the prevalence of pathogens known as “superbugs” — such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus — is on the rise.

Read more to learn more about medical mask selection.