Urology exposure prone procedure (EPP) categorisation

Exposure prone procedures (EPPs) and non EPPs carried out in urology, categorised by levels of risk of bleed-back, compiled by UKAP.


Urology exposure prone procedure (EPP) categorisation

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The UK Advisory Panel for Healthcare Workers Infected with Bloodborne Viruses (UKAP) specialist working group have compiled a list of exposure prone procedures (EPPs) and non-EPPs carried out in urology.

Each procedure has been categorised into the level of risk of bleed-back (EPP level 0 to 3) where injury to the healthcare worker could result in the worker’s blood contaminating the patient’s open tissues.

This is not an exhaustive list of all procedures carried out in urology, and is to be used as a guide only.

Published 17 January 2019