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face mask

1. A barrier device used in infection control to prevent health care providers from breathing or coughing on patients. It is also employed to prevent patients' sneezes and sputum from making contact with the health care provider's face or eyes or from being inhaled.
2. A device that covers the mouth, nose, or both of a patient who requires positive-pressure, noninvasive ventilation or continuous positive pressure-ventilation (CPAP).
See also: mask

Face mask

The simplest way of delivering a high level of oxygen to patients with ARDS or other low-oxygen conditions.


1. the anterior aspect of the head from the forehead to the chin, inclusive.
2. any presenting aspect or surface.

face fly
Muscaautumnalis, a vector for infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis in the USA.
face louse
face mask
used in the semi-open method of anesthesia which ensures that all of the inspired air and gas passes through a mask and is exited to the atmosphere. Several patent masks are available for use in animals, e.g. Cox and Schimmelbush masks.
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Our customers have relied on Kimberly-Clark Health Care and now Halyard Health to provide consistent and dependable products that are compliant with the latest standards, and we are proud to expand our face mask product line and be a singular source to best meet those needs.
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Washington, Mar 1 ( ANI ): Demand for face mask is so high in China that, they are now in short supply in Beijing, according to reports.
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Surgical face masks are an important product used by surgeons, doctors and nurses to help prevent the spread of germs from noses and mouths into patients' wounds, reducing the number of postoperative wound infections.
Launching the face mask at a conference in Geneva, workers of Viroblock SA, its makers, demonstrated its qualities.
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A new and smaller model, Quattro FX provides an effective alternative to conventional full face masks.
The wholesale providers will supply 2 million face masks in the next few days in Kyrgyzstan to protect from and prevent A/H1N1.