Role of Physiotherapy in COVID-19

Role of Physiotherapy in COVID-19

An exploration of the many aspects of the role of rehabilitation professionals related to this pandemic
A very comprehensive course for physiotherapists working in every clinical setting from acute hospitals to community
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Introduction

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has led to a global pandemic affecting a large proportion of the countries of the world. As front line practitioners, it is likely that physiotherapists and physical therapists will come into direct contact with patients that are infected by this virus. It is therefore essential that they understand the many aspects of their role in identifying, containing, mitigating and treating the symptoms of this disease. This includes implementing methods to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, initiating early identification strategies, and dealing with identified cases appropriately in the clinic and home environments. Note: a detailed review of the physiotherapy respiratory care of these patients will be addressed in a subsequent course.

Aims

This course aims to provide you with an understanding of the role physiotherapists can play in managing issues related to the COVID-19 disease from case identification, limiting transmission in different clinical settings and treating patients with mild symptoms.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Videos
  2. Reading activities
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

This course can be accessed with a FREE trial account