Aerosol-Generating Medical Procedures (AGMP)

Aerosol-Generating Medical Procedures (AGMP)

General Information

Prior to each patient interaction, the healthcare provider must assess the task, the patient, and the environment by performing a Point of Care Risk Assessment (PCRA)

AGMP require an N95 respirator if the patient has influenza-like illness (ILI) of unknown etiology; or confirmed infection with Influenza A or B, MERS-CoV, COVID-19, avian influenza, or other emerging/novel respiratory pathogens; or suspected or confirmed viral hemorrhagic fever

To prevent potential healthcare provider exposure and transmission of infectious micro-organisms associated with aerosols produced by medical procedures

Aerosol-generating Medical Procedures (AGMP)

Precautions Needed for AGMPs

In Addition to Routine Practices:

Airborne (N95) & Droplet Precautions

  • Gown

  • Gloves

  • Fit-tested N95 respirator

  • Eye protection

  • Place patient in a private room with hard walls and a door; close door to reduce traffic into the room
  • If available within the care unit, place patient in airborne isolation room (AIR); transport of patient to access AIR is not advisable
  • Ask visitors and non-essential staff to leave the room
  • Replace the surgical/procedure mask with a fit-tested N95 respirator during the AGMP
  • There is no settle time required after AGMP is complete

Duration of Use of N95

Until AGMP is complete

Note: Any other additional precautions that have been instituted (e.g. droplet, contact and droplet) are to be continued based on symptoms and/or diagnosis