Published time: 26 March 2020
Authors: Peter Thomas, Claire Baldwin, Bernie Bissett, Ianthe Boden, Rik Gosselink, CatherineL. Granger Carol Hodgson, Alice YM. Jones Michelle E. Kho Rachael Moses George Ntoumenopoulos Selina M. Parry Shane Patman Lisa van der Lee
Keywords: Physical therapy, Coronavirus, COVID-19
This document outlines recommendations for physiotherapy management for COVID-19 in the acute hospital setting. It includes: recommendations for physiotherapy workforce planning and preparation; a screening tool for determining requirement for physiotherapy; and recommendations for the selection of physiotherapy treatments and personal protective equipment. It is intended for use by physiotherapists and other relevant stakeholders in the acute care setting caring for adult patients with suspected and/or confirmed COVID-19.
Physiotherapy management for COVID-19 in the acute hospital setting clinical practice recommendations