Physiotherapy management for COVID-19 in the acute hospital setting: Recommendations to guide clinical practice

P. Thomas, C. Baldwin, B. Bissett, I. Boden, R. Gosselink, C. L. Granger, C. Hodgson, A. Y.M. Jones, M. E. Kho, R. Moses, G. Ntoumenopoulos, S. M. Parry, S. Patman, L. van der Lee

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Abstract

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a highly contagious new coronavirus that emerged in 2019 and causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Section of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiotherapy - Rehabilitation (CRPR) of the Panhellenic Physiotherapists’ Association in Greek language after permission the “Physiotherapy Management for COVID-19 in the Acute Hospital Setting: Recommendations to guide clinical practice” (Thomas et al., 2020) (http://www.tkafa.gr/img/enimerosi_files/0659202001586446489100000.pdf) (March, 2020). These recommendations inform physiotherapists and the rest of the hospital's healthcare staff about the role of physiotherapy in the acute phase of hospitalization in the management of patients with confirmed and / or suspected COVID-19 and the individual protective equipment (GDP) required duration of physiotherapy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-35
Number of pages4
JournalPneumon
Volume33
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

Keywords

  • physical therapy
  • coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Acute hospital setting

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