Physiotherapy during the Covid-19 pandemic: management of critically ill patients in the ICU and follow-up care
Keywords:Intensive care unit, Physiotherapy, Covid-19, rehabilitation, critically ill
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) which is responsible for the current pandemic and results in a large number of hospitalizations. This highly contagious disease causes severe acute respiratory infection; thus, many patients require management in intensive care. At a time when there is a high influx of patients with COVID-19 in Intensive Care Units (ICU) all over the world, there is little literature concerning the physiotherapy management of these patients. This article provides information based on the latest evidence to help physiotherapists optimize care, to protect patients and care providers in the ICU, and for follow-up care.
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