The Infection Prevention team has received advice from the mask manufacturer of the Ultra Health surgical mask boxes (pictured above) that some batches have incorrect instruction in step 1.
The instruction is to don the mask with the blue coloured fabric towards your face – this is incorrect and is currently being rectified by the manufacturer.
The correct step is to always don with the white lining facing you and the coloured layer as the outer layer.
Please ensure if you have these masks on your wards, that you immediately make all members of your team aware of the issue with instructions and the correct way to don the masks. Downloading, printing, and placing the correct manufacturer instructions with affected boxes is highly recommended.
Of course, if you or any member of your team notices the masks being worn incorrectly, gently point this out to the employee.
Approved by Associate Professor Rhonda Stuart, 7 August 2020