Masks and Respirators
Surgical masks help protect your nose and mouth from splattered body fluids, respirators filter the air before you inhale it.
- Surgical masks help protect your nose and mouth from splattered body fluids (such as blood, respiratory secretions, vomit, urine or feces).
- Surgical masks should be worn as part of Standard Precautions or Droplet Precautions.
- Respirators filter the air you breathe to help protect you from microorganisms including bacteria and many viruses.
- Types of respirators include:
- Respirators should be worn as part of Airborne Precautions or Full Barrier Precautions.