Jeanne Hahne first thought of the idea for the FaceView Mask™ in 1979 while working as an RN in a burn unit because she was having trouble connecting with her patients. In 1980, while pursuing her Master’s Degree at the University of Florida, her thesis topic explored the importance of communication between the clinician and patient, which included her vision for a clear surgical face mask. Her first patent for the mask was in 1982.
Ms. Hahne was recently awarded a Phase II National Institute of Health Grant. She graduated from the University of San Francisco’s School of Nursing in 1975 and received a Masters of Nursing from the University of Florida in 1982. She has been an RN for over 43 years and worked at San Francisco’s California Pacific Medical Center in Ambulatory Care in the pre- and post-surgical unit for the last 30 years. She is an active volunteer, wife, mother, and former table tennis champion.
Image Credit: Russ Fischella
Jackie Henderson Bastianns, RD, LD (seated)
Wendy Wittenbrook, MA, RD, CSP, LD, FAND
Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, FAND
Alicia Connor, MA, RDN, Chef
The four dietetic practitioners are at the booth for the new Disabilities in Nutrition and Dietetics Member Interest Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Academy's 2022 Food and Nutrition Expo and Conference in Orlando, FL in October, 2022.
Coronavirus Impact: San Francisco nurse creates possible solution to face mask miscommunication issue
Where We Came From:
The FaceView Mask™ is a face mask intended for use by the general public to cover the nose and mouth for source control (to help contain the wearer's respiratory secretions), in accordance with CDC recommendations.
This product is latex free.
This product meets requirements for KN95 and effectively filters at least 95% of particles.