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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Contradictions in aerosol generating procedures guidance for health workforce

Published on: 06 May 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Contradictions in aerosol generating procedures guidance for health workforce

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Local Government analysis: The recent statement by the UK Resuscitation Council that chest compressions are aerosol generating procedures (AGP) sits uncomfortably with Public Health England’s (PHE) view, and consequent guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), that they are not. Paul Rogers, barrister at Outer Temple Chambers, considers the implications for employers in discharging their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA 1974) when determining what the correct PPE is, and what advice/instructions to give staff confronted with such a situation in a care setting. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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