SBAR: Assessing the evidence base for medical procedures which create a higher risk of respiratory infection transmission from patient to healthcare worker

Publication Date: 14 May 2021

This publication has been produced by ARHAI Scotland, part of NHS National Services Scotland.

This has been agreed in collaboration with experts from New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) and Public Health England (PHE). 

A substantial number of enquiries have been received regarding the definition of aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) as they pertain to UK infection prevention and control guidance and the associated need for airborne precautions.

This Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendations (SBAR) document reflects the findings of an HPS-led rapid review which aimed to​ assess the published scientific evidence and seek UK expert opinion to establish if the AGPs on the extant list continue to merit inclusion and whether additional procedures should be included. ​​​

Also available to view is a supplementary document of evidence tables.​

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ARHAI Scotland
Publication type:
Literature Review