These recommendations apply to aerosol-generating medical procedures (AGMPs) carried out on suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases. In contexts of sustained community transmission, a risk assessment must be carried out to determine whether these recommendations shall also apply during AGMPs on individuals who are asymptomatic or have unknown COVID-19 status.
(See Section 4: AGMP management for patients determined to be at no risk of having COVID-19 [ “cold patients”])
A table summarizating the recommendations is available in the appendix.
In the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, a number of interventions and procedures are now considered AGMPs by medical societies while they previously were not. Many of these procedures are not backed by conclusive data that...