What Is an Aerosol-Generating Procedure?

Dec 15, 2020 | Blog

Harvard doctors clarify how an aerosol generating procedure increases the risk of infection for a healthcare worker.

The World Health Organization stipulates that intubation, noninvasive positive pressure ventilation, tracheotomy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, bronchoscopy, and sputum induction are definite aerosol-generating procedures because epidemiologic studies have associated these procedures with greater risk for health care worker infections.