We are currently living through an unprecedented global health crisis resulting from a pandemic caused by a novel Coronavirus. Many of the elderly, vulnerable and also our fellow frontline healthcare workers will bear the brunt of this crisis, however the physiotherapy / physical therapy profession also has an important role to play.
In an effort to contribute towards the global effort to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic Physiopedia (via it’s online learning platform at Physioplus) is providing a FREE online programme of courses. The aim of these courses is to provide a practicing physiotherapist/physical therapist with the knowledge, practices and skills to allow them to play a proactive role in global and local efforts to reduce the impact of this pandemic.
We are releasing the first course today, the others will follow (hopefully all) this week. These online courses will be available for FREE until the end of April 2020.
In January 2020 a new coronavirus was identified from a cluster of cases in the city of Wuhan, China. By mid March this virus outbreak was declared a pandemic by the WHO having infected over 180,000 individuals and caused over 7000 fatalities in 155 countries around the world.
All healthcare workers including physiotherapists/physical therapists have a vital role to play in the global efforts to manage the impact of this disease. This series of courses pulls together information relevant to all rehabilitation professionals to assist them to develop an understanding of the virus and the related disease, and to explore their role in working to treat related patients and also to contain and mitigate the disease.
This programme is made up of four courses covering the following topics:
- Introduction to Coronavirus Disease (COVID19)
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Role of Physiotherapy in COVID-19
- Respiratory Management of People with COVID-19
This is how you can access the courses:
- Sign up for a FREE trial Physioplus account (no credit card required)
- When you login to your new trial account you will see a link to the course at the top of your learning dashboard.
- You can also access the course here (you must be logged in to the platform)