Aerosol-generating procedures must be performed in an airborne isolation room with the door closed.

Staff are required to use an N95 mask or a PAPR when performing, assisting or present for these procedures.

Only essential staff should be present for these procedures.

IDSA Guidelines on COVID-19 Infection Prevention for Health Care Personnel

References

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health care Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-faq.html.

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevention Strategies for Seasonal Influenza in Health care Settings. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/health caresettings.htm.

3. World Health Organization. Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19. Available at: https://www.who.int/publications-detail/advice-on-the-use-of-masks-in-the-community-during-home-care-and-in-health care-settings-in-the-context-of-the-novel-coronavirus-(2019-ncov)-outbreak.

4. World Health Organization. Epidemic- and pandemic-prone acute respiratory diseases - Infection prevention and control in health care. Available at: https://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/aidememoireepidemicpandemid/en/.

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