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Quiz – Surgical Masks
Quiz - Surgical Masks
Test Your Knowledge
What are the common mistakes when contaminating yourself while using a surgical mask?
Forgetting to wash your hand prior to removing the mask.
Forgetting to wash your hand prior to putting on the mask.
Taking off the mask by pulling on the front of the mask to remove it.
Wearing the mask or positioning the mask under your chin contaminating the user’s face and neck in-between patients.
Adjusting the mask to eat or drink without washing your hands before and after.
Wearing the mask with the metal bendable side down by the chin.
Wearing the mask white side out.
All of the above.
True or False: The top of the surgical mask will have a metal bendable side to pinch into a position that provides a closer fit for the mask over the bridge of your nose and less fogging of glasses/goggles.
True or False: The inside of medical surgical masks are white in color that provides an absorbent layer for moisture from the mouth of the user and the outside has a color (purple, yellow or blue) that provides a non-absorbant layer to prevent air particles from penetrating the user’s nose and mouth. The masks are always worn colored side out.
True or False: The first step of putting on a mask, taking off a mask or accidentally touching a mask is to wash your hands with hand sanitizer or soap and water.
To provide optimal protection using a mask pick the correct description of what the mask should cover:
The mask should only cover the nose.
The mask should cover the nose AND mouth and the bottom edge should be under the chin.
The mask should cover mainly the mouth but not the entire nose.
The best way(s) to remove a mask is by:
Removing the mask by touching the font portion of the mask where a majority of the germs are present and can cause contamination.
Removing the mask from behind or the sides by only touching the ties or loops of the mask.
Pull the mask down below your chin.