Wearing surgical masks is necessary for many healthcare workers. There are many things staff members can do to make surgical mask-wearing more comfortable and less distracting while they're working.
The following are six ways staff members can stay comfortable while using their surgical masks.
Wearing masks that tie in the back
Wearing a surgical mask with elastic ear straps can cause the ears to become sore. Surgical masks that tie in the back rather than being held in place by the ears are often more comfortable.