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Physiotherapy management for COVID-19 in the acute hospital setting and beyond: an update to clinical practice recommendations, 2021, Thomas et al

Discussion in 'Epidemics (including Covid-19, not Long Covid)' started by Wyva, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. Wyva

    Wyva Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Abstract

    This document provides an update to the recommendations for physiotherapy management for adults with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the acute hospital setting. It includes: physiotherapy workforce planning and preparation; a screening tool for determining requirement for physiotherapy; and recommendations for the use of physiotherapy treatments and personal protective equipment.

    New advice and recommendations are provided on: workload management; staff health, including vaccination; providing clinical education; personal protective equipment; interventions, including awake proning, mobilisation and rehabilitation in patients with hypoxaemia.

    Additionally, recommendations for recovery after COVID-19 have been added, including roles that physiotherapy can offer in the management of post-COVID syndrome. The updated guidelines are intended for use by physiotherapists and other relevant stakeholders caring for adult patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 in the acute care setting and beyond.

    Open access: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1836955321001399?
     
  2. Wyva

    Wyva Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I'm posting this after getting a Google Scholar alert because the entire paper was translated to Hungarian. This paper was mostly written by Australians involved in physiotherapy.

    PEM is mentioned:

    ME/CFS is not mentioned (I haven't read the whole paper though).
     
  3. Wyva

    Wyva Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Additional info: this is not just an Australian thing but an update to the original guideline endorsed by the organization World Physiotherapy. Originally, PEM wasn't mentioned, so this is a new addition. The guideline has been translated to many different languages: https://world.physio/covid-19-information-hub/covid-19-practice-based-resources



    About World Physiotherapy: "World Physiotherapy is a non-profit organisation and is registered as a charity in the UK. It has been in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1952,[3] collaborating on work programmes to improve world health. It works with a wide range of other international bodies and is a member of the World Health Professions Alliance.[4]" From Wikipedia
     
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