Aerosol-generating procedure

An aerosol-generating procedure (AGP) is a medical or health-care procedure that results in the production of airborne particles (aerosols) or respiratory droplets, which may be pathogenic.

Aerosol-generating procedures include positive-pressure mechanical ventilation including BiPAP and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), high-frequency ventilation, tracheal intubation, airway suction, tracheostomy, chest physiotherapy, nebuliser treatment, sputum induction and bronchoscopy.[1]


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