Transmission of Respiratory Infections During Medical Procedures

Risk of Transmission of Respiratory Viruses during Aerosol-Generating Medical Procedures (AGMPs) Revisited in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review

Project Status:Complete

Knowledge User(s)

Alberta Health Services

Patient/Public Partner(s)

JoAnne Mosel, Michael Scott

Funding Source(s)

  • Alberta Health Services
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Evidence Alliance

Project Objectives

To (1) find and evaluate existing studies looking at the risk to health care workers of catching viruses when performing aerosol generating medical procedures; (2) determine whether there were differences between children and adults in virus transmission when aerosol generating medical procedures are performed; and (3) evaluate the role of personal protective equipment in reducing the risk of transmission during aerosol generating medical procedures.

Research Approach

Systematic Review

Project Lead(s)

Fiona Clement

Position: University of Calgary

Fiona Clement has extensive training in Health Services Research, Health Economics and Health Policy. She is the Director of the Health Technology Assessment Unit within the O’Brien Institute of Public Health, University of Calgary; a policy responsive research unit that completes evidence synthesis, economic evaluations, health technology assessments and reassessments in response to decision-makers’ needs. Her research interests include drug and non-drug technology reimbursement and cost containment policy, evidence in decision-making, and evidence in health policy development.

Dr. Clement was selected as the Canadian Harkness fellow in 2014; a unique opportunity to study US healthcare policy. She has also received the Maurice McGregor Award for outstanding leadership and excellence in HTA in Canada. She is the first from Alberta to be awarded either of these awards. As a result, in 2015, she was named one of Calgary’s Top 40 under 40 for her work in health policy.

Fiona Clement

University of Calgary

Fiona Clement has extensive training in Health Services Research, Health...

Project Outputs

Research Brief

Report (pending)