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Got mask questions? We’ve got answers.

In this post, you’ll get your mask questions answered by Dr. Anvar. We’ve created a video series that explains our thoughts on face masks, the latest on COVID-19, how to wear an N95 mask, a cloth mask, and a surgical mask. We will also cover why masks can help stop the transmission of coronavirus, as well as best practices.

In an effort to tackle COVID-19, we understand that caring for the vulnerable skilled nursing facility patient population is a serious matter during the Coronavirus pandemic. Here at Skilled Wound Care, we realize that it is imperative to protect our important patient population at this uncertain time. As circumstances, knowledge, and data change daily our guidelines may also change rapidly. 

The SWC team is here to provide guidance for treating patients in Skilled Nursing Facilities during the COVID-19 crises. We want to do what we can to educate and help protect those who are vulnerable during this season. Let’s start by talking about how to properly utilize masks. 

Now let’s get to those questions & answers. 

Q. Does wearing a mask really help? 

According to a recent study published in The Lancet (click here to view), the answer is yes. Click here for the first video, which explains the benefits and stats behind wearing a mask.

Q. How does COVID-19 Spread?

In our second video, we will get the latest from Dr. Anvar on how the virus can spread.

Q. Do I need an N95 mask? If so, how do I wear it?

In this video, Dr. Anvar will explain the ins and outs of the N95 mask. If you’re going to be in an area for a prolonged period of time or exposure to the coronavirus, this mask is for you.

Q. What are the benefits of having a cloth mask on hand?

Since there is a shortage of masks, these are popular because you can wash them. For tips on how to wear this type of mask, click here.

Q. What about surgical masks? 

In this video, Dr. Bardia Anvar gives his advice for wearing a surgical mask during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q. How do I know if masks work? 

If we can wear masks, we can help lower the transmission of the disease. Click here to learn more!

Q. What are some general mask best practices? 

Click here for an all-inclusive video on how and why to wear masks. Dr. Anvar has been wearing masks for the past 20-25 years. He gives an overview of best practices while wearing masks in this short video.

Final Thoughts 

To learn more about guidelines on skilled nursing facility wound care rounds during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, check out our coronavirus learning center here

Stay healthy, and stay safe! 


Skilled Wound Care is a mobile surgical practice committed to transforming the chronic wound care model in nursing facilities. Wound care experts make weekly bedside visits to patients in long-term care facilities, avoiding transfers to hospitals or clinics. Our expert physicians give patients the most up-to-date and effective wound treatments and educate facility staff on how to help patients continue to heal quickly and effectively between visits. This model of collaborative care allows SWC’s physicians to improve patients’ lives and health outcomes, to empower nursing staff, and to raise public awareness. Skilled Wound Care, along with its nurse and nursing home partners, is working every day to positively transform traditional nursing home wound care.

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