Infection prevention during anaesthesia ventilation by the use of breathing system filters (BSF): Joint recommendation by German Society of Hospital Hygiene (DGKH) and German Society for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (DGAI)

Axel Kramer, Rainer Kranabetter, Jörg Rathgeber, Klaus Züchner, Ojan Assadian, Georg Daeschlein, Nils-Olaf Hübner, Edeltrut Dietlein, Martin Exner, Matthias Gründling, Christian Lehmann, Michael Wendt, Bernhard Martin Graf, Dietmar Holst, Lutz Jatzwauk, Birgit Puhlmann, Thomas Welte & Antony R. Wilkes
An interdisciplinary working group from the German Society of Hospital Hygiene (DGKH) and the German Society for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (DGAI) worked out the following recommendations for infection prevention during anaesthesia by using breathing system filters (BSF). The BSF shall be changed after each patient. The filter retention efficiency for airborne particles is recommended to be >99% (II). The retention performance of BSF for liquids is recommended to be at pressures of at least...