Journal article

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

Peter Thomas, Claire Baldwin, Bernie Bissett, Ianthe Boden, Rik Gosselink, Catherine L Granger, Carol Hodgson, Alice YM Jones, Michelle E Kho, Rachael Moses, George Ntoumenopoulos, Selina M Parry, Shane Patman, Lisa van der Lee

Journal of Physiotherapy | AUSTRALIAN PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSOC | Published : 2020

Abstract

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.