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Medical mask or N95 respirator: When and how to use?
Turk J Med Sci. 2020 04 21; 50(SI-1):633-637.TJ

Abstract

COVID-19 pandemic is now a global threat to human health reaching up to 2 million infected people all around the world. Since its first recognition in Wuhan, many topics were discussed intensively about COVID-19, both in the public and scientific community. Personal protective equipment, especially masks, has been among the hottest topics during this pandemic. Regardless of which mask is used, performing hand hygiene frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or with soap and water if hands are dirty is the most effective preventive measure for COVID-19. The type of mask used when caring for COVID-19 patients will vary according to the setting, type of personnel/person, and activity. Although the main transmission route for COVID-19 is droplets, during aerosol generating procedures airborne transmission may occur. Keeping the distancing and medical masks and eye protection during close contact efficiently protects against respiratory diseases transmitted via droplets. Airborne precautions include goggles and respiratory protection with the use of an N95 or an equivalent mask respirator to prevent airborne transmission.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, TurkeyDepartment of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32336079

Citation

Azap, Alpay, and F Şebnem Erdinç. "Medical Mask or N95 Respirator: when and How to Use?" Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, vol. 50, no. SI-1, 2020, pp. 633-637.
Azap A, Erdinç FŞ. Medical mask or N95 respirator: When and how to use? Turk J Med Sci. 2020;50(SI-1):633-637.
Azap, A., & Erdinç, F. Ş. (2020). Medical mask or N95 respirator: When and how to use? Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, 50(SI-1), 633-637. https://doi.org/10.3906/sag-2004-199
Azap A, Erdinç FŞ. Medical Mask or N95 Respirator: when and How to Use. Turk J Med Sci. 2020 04 21;50(SI-1):633-637. PubMed PMID: 32336079.
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