Please note: Due to the volume of resources in this category, resources published by month can be found on the following pages:
|Resources published prior to April 2020|
|Joint statement on the role of respiratory rehabilitation in the COVID-19 crisis: the Italian position paper (March 30, 2020)||Developed by several Italian medical societies, the statement summarises the evidence for rehabilitation for COVID-19 patients at various stages of the disease and across the continuum. Specific rehab recommendations are provided.|
|Physical exercise as therapy to fight against the mental and physical consequences of COVID-19 quarantine: Special focus in older people (March 24, 2020)||Illustrates the importance of physical activity for older people during quarantine to maintain physiological function and guard against the mental and physical consequences and severity of COVID-19.|
|Physiotherapy management for COVID-19 in the acute hospital setting. Recommendations to guide clinical practice (March 23, 2020)||Developed by an international team of researchers and clinicians, the paper includes recommendations for physiotherapy workforce planning and preparation, a screening tool for determining physiotherapy requirements, and recommendations for physiotherapy treatments and PPE. The document is included on Quick ICU Training for COVID-19, an online resource from UofT and TAHSN clinicians, educators and scientists.
Please note: This document recommends use of airborne precautions; however, updated recommendations from Public Health Ontario (April 10, 2020) indicate that surgical masks may be used during routine care.
|Navigating Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Physiatry: A CAN report for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (March 20, 2020)||Discusses how a “conditions, actions, needs” (CAN) report can be used to aid Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists in acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) to navigate patient care during this public health emergency.|
|Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment - The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (March 18, 2020)||Based on the guidelines from the National Health Commission of China, the handbook summarizes clinical experience in caring for COVID-19 patients, including a short section on rehabilitation.|
|2019 New Corona Virus Pneumonia Respiratory Rehabilitation Guidance (Second Edition) (February 28, 2020)
Note: The English version of this document can be accessed using Google Chrome. Hover your cursor on the far right of URL address bar to access the translate function.
|Developed by numerous medical associations in China, the guide combines evidence and opinions of front-line clinical experts, including clinicians from Wuhan and other cities in Hubei Province. Work is underway on a 3rd edition that will provide more detailed guidance on home respiratory rehabilitation.|