Idea Exchange: Keep your hands off the face mask

May 01, 2010
By staff

To make anesthesia masks hands-free, I create two small holes nearly opposite each other on the clear plastic mask and use two small bolts and nuts to add Velcro® (Velcro Industries B.V.) fastener straps. The straps hold the mask in place and can be adjusted to fit various-sized patients.

Dr. Phillip Gillen
Lincoln, Ill.