Healthcare Organizations and The Communicator™August 18, 2022 2023-02-23 13:25
Healthcare Organizations and The Communicator™
Healthcare Organizations and The Communicator™
For healthcare organizations like hospitals, doctors’ offices, and dental offices, the importance of having surgical masks for your protection is high. When you wear a surgical face mask, you protect yourself and others from the transfer of microorganisms, body fluids, and particulate material. However, when the surgical face mask does not have a clear window, communicating with patients and coworkers with deafness or hearing loss can be difficult. In addition, for patients on the autism spectrum, seeing more of the face for clear communication and reading facial cues is beneficial. To help make communication clearer in environments like healthcare that need a face mask, Safe’N’Clear produces The Communicator™ mask.
This mask changes the face of healthcare by facilitating clear communication while providing ASTM F2100 Level 1 and Level 3 protection. Safe’N’Clear is proud to partner with healthcare systems and labs across the nation to serve healthcare providers. In addition, with The Communicator™ Surgical Face Mask with Clear Window (Level 3) available for pre-order, healthcare professionals requiring a maximum barrier of protection will be able to assist patients with a 40% larger window and ability to see facial expressions even better.
Interested in using The Communicator™ in your healthcare organization? Safe’N’Clear has put together this guide on the key benefits of choosing The Communicator™ at your workplace:
Provide ADA-effective, Clear Communication for Your Patients
There may be persons at your workplace, whether that is one of your patients, employees or one of your coworkers who have deafness or are hard of hearing that would benefit from a clear mask. When you use a face mask without a clear window, you are leaving them out of the conversation. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders,
“One in eight people in the United States (13 percent, or 30 million) aged 12 years or older has hearing loss in both ears, based on standard hearing examinations.”
Using a face mask like The Communicator™, which has a clear window, can create a positive impact. When your coworkers understand you better, you can work better as a team to provide the best possible care. When your patients understand you better, they can understand their treatment plan and diagnosis at a deeper level. Opening up this path of communication will only lead to better patient outcomes and deeper satisfaction in your workplace.
Utilize FDA-Approved, Surgical Grade Protection
Beyond facilitating communication, The Communicator™ provides unparalleled protection for both patients and healthcare providers. The first FDA-approved surgical-grade mask with a clear window is made with a patented anti-fog film that allows for lip reading. Made in the USA, The Communicator™ is an ADA-effective PPE device that meets ASTM F2100 Level 1 and Level 3 surgical mask standards. According to a 2008 study published in PLoS One on how well masks could protect the wearer against a respiratory virus, the findings were that surgical masks reduced the chance of exposure by 76 percent. Wearing surgical masks in your healthcare facility can help provide needed protection, while also maintaining clear communication with your staff and your patients.
In addition, The Communicator™ Surgical Face Masks with Clear Window (Level 3) is now available for pre-order with an October delivery. Level 3 masks provide a higher level of protection while maximizing comfort:
- ≥98% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency
- ≥98% Particle Filtration Efficiency
- ≤5 mmH2O/cm2 Differential Pressure
- Resistance to Synthetic Blood Penetration at 160 mm Hg1
Whether you use Level 1 or Level 3, utilizing The Communicator™ will provide the protection needed in your hospitals, doctor’s offices, dental offices, or other healthcare facilities.
Wear the Comfortable, Single-Use Mask Preferred by Deaf Healthcare Workers
Healthcare workers often have to work long shifts focused on providing the best possible care, so the importance of having a face mask that is both comfortable and effective is greater. For that reason, both the Level 1 and Level 3 masks available through Safe’N’Clear are designed to be secure, comfortable, and fog resistant. You do not have to worry about adjusting your mask or the mask not being comfortable, you only have to concern yourself with providing the best possible care for your patients.
In particular, The Communicator™ Surgical Face Masks with Clear Window (Level 3), which are now available for pre-order, provide maximum protection, without compromising comfort and breathability. With healthcare workers who are deaf or hard of hearing recommending the mask, The Communicator™ can help healthcare professionals stay comfortable while bolstering safety and communication.
Ready to use The Communicator™ at Your Healthcare Organization?
Of course, these are just a couple of reasons surgical masks with clear windows can be helpful for your healthcare organization. If you are making sure that your facility has all the PPE needed in the year to come, Safe‘N’Clear hopes you will consider The Communicator™ for your masking needs.
Safe‘N’Clear markets The Communicator™ surgical face mask with clear window, which is the first FDA-approved medical face mask. The mask is 100% sourced and made in the USA and ADA-effective, allowing healthcare facilities to serve patients with accessible, transparent, and clear communication. The Communicator™ is also approved by Health Canada and Europe’s CE mark; The Communicator™ is definitely the best medical-grade mask quality-wise and communication-wise. If you are ready to get started, shop The Communicator™ mask here. You can also learn all about Safe’N’Clear here.