Some great questions and comments were raised on this DPAN.TV post. Please allow us to share a few additional facts to help clear up any misunderstanding.
#1 Interpreters LOVE the Safenclear clear window mask because it helps improve their communication while providing much needed protection, Interpreters like Designated Interpreters LLC and Interpretek are some great customers;
#2 this clear window mask was designed to be used in surgical settings and has received FDA approval and ASTM certification as a Level 1 surgical mask;
#3 this patented mask has a unique NO FOG design. Give the mask a try and see for yourself. If you are not ready to buy, message us or email email@example.com to request a sample.
Safe’N’Clear and Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses (AMPHL) are proud to announce a partnership to help promote the Communicator Surgical Mask and AMPHL’s mission to promote advocacy and mentorship and create a network for individuals with hearing loss interested in or working in health care fields.
Beginning today, 5% of any and all purchases of The Communicator Surgical mask through the AMPHL website will be donated to AMPHL to help grow and expand our operations.
The Communicator form Safe’N’Clear is the world’s first and only FDA-approved see-through surgical mask. The see-through/transparent surgical mask is designed to improve communication for deaf/hard of hearing patients. While designed with deaf patients in mind, The Communicator has seen unintentional applications which transcend the Deaf population. This novel product can improve communication and reduce the potential for medical errors which may stem from miscommunication in operating rooms and other patient settings. It also has applications in pediatrics, as the mask provides a sense of comfort for children to see the facial expressions of their parents/guardians.
This is truly a product that improves communication and fosters connection for everyone, not just deaf/hard of hearing patients. AMPHL encourages anyone working in or affiliated with healthcare facilities (i.e. hospitals, clinics, dental offices, vet offices, etc.) to purchase a box or case of these novel see-through surgical masks.
Experienced Medical Interpreter, Alicia Booth of Designated Interpreters provides a video review of The Communicator™ clear window surgical mask.
During her 15 plus years as an interpreter, Alicia has emphasized the humanization of the interpreter process by customizing services to each deaf individual’s distinct needs. Her clients’ accommodations are tailored by style preferences, career goals, and environmental norms surrounding the unique world of deaf healthcare professionals. By focusing on these singular elements, Alicia has replaced traditional ideologies with a more progressive approach to the field of medical interpretation.
Alicia works alongside Deaf Professionals in their medical training and provides consultation, accommodation supervision, and advocacy support for Deaf healthcare professionals and their service providers. She regularly presents at national and local conferences like Associated Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss (AMPHL), CATIE’S National Symposium on Healthcare Interpreting, and the University of Southern Maine, on issues pertaining to best accommodations practices in high stakes environments. Topics have included “FUSION – An integrative approach with CART and Interpreters”, “Designing Designated Interpreters,” “Taboo Team Topics” and co-presented “The Evolution of Designated Interpreters”, and multiple DP and DI forums.