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Procedural & Surgical Mask Guidance

by Beth L. Beam, PhD, RN. A. Kim Hayes, MPH, BSN, RN.


- Published: 05/18/2020 | Running Time: 06:11

Correct donning, doffing and reuse techniques when using procedure and/or surgical masks is essential in helping to prevent contamination from, and the spread of pathogens of concen.

This video demonstrates these techniques including mask storage via paper towels and paper bags when being used in a limited reuse situation.

Additional information on paper bag storage can be found in the Nebraska Medicine video "Proper Donning & Doffing of Procedural and Surgical Masks".

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After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Use the correct donning technique for procedure and surgical masks.
  • Use the correct doffing technique for procedure and surgical masks.
  • Use the correct reuse techniques in Limited Reuse situations, including paper towel and paper bag storage for procedure and surgical masks.

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