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Physiotherapy management for COVID-19 in the acute hospital setting: clinical practice recommendations


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Thomas, P, Baldwin, C, Bissett, B, Boden, I ORCID: 0000-0002-9283-4779, Gosselink, R, Granger, CL, Hodgson, C, Jones, AY, Kho, ME, Moses, R, Ntoumenopoulos, G, Parry, SM, Patman, S and van der Lee, L 2020 , 'Physiotherapy management for COVID-19 in the acute hospital setting: clinical practice recommendations' , Journal of Physiotherapy, vol. 66, no. 2 , pp. 73-82 , doi: 10.1016/j.jphys.2020.03.011.

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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 confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Thomas, P and Baldwin, C and Bissett, B and Boden, I and Gosselink, R and Granger, CL and Hodgson, C and Jones, AY and Kho, ME and Moses, R and Ntoumenopoulos, G and Parry, SM and Patman, S and van der Lee, L
Keywords: physical therapy, coronavirus, COVID-19
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Physiotherapy
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
ISSN: 1836-9553
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.jphys.2020.03.011
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© 2020 Australian Physiotherapy Association. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license

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