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dc.date.accessioned2020-04-27T14:05:44Z
dc.date.available2020-04-27T14:05:44Z
dc.date.issued2020-04-26
dc.identifier.govdocPAHO/NMH/MH/COVID-19/20- 0010
dc.identifier.urihttps://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/52035
dc.description.abstractKey messages: − Severe cases of COVID-19 are associated with rehabilitation needs related to the consequences of ventilatory support, and prolonged immobilization and bed rest. These may include: − Impaired lung function; − Physical deconditioning and muscle weakness; − Delirium and other cognitive impairments; − Impaired swallow and communication; and − Mental health disorders and psychosocial support needs. − Rehabilitation needs may be amplified by underlying health conditions and decrements in health associated with ageing, − Rehabilitation professionals play an important role in facilitating early discharge, which is especially critical in the context of hospital bed shortages. − Rehabilitation needs of people with severe COVID-19 exist during the acute, sub-acute and long-term phases of care; rehabilitation professionals should be positioned in ICUs, hospital wards, stepdown facilities and in the community. − Particularly in the acute phase, rehabilitation interventions for patients with severe COVID-19 requiring ventilatory support generally require a particular skill-set acquired through specialist training.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPAHOen_US
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dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectCoronavirusen_US
dc.subjectDisease Outbreaksen_US
dc.subjectMental Healthen_US
dc.subjectPsychosocial Support Systemsen_US
dc.subjectRehabilitationen_US
dc.titleRehabilitation considerations during the COVID-19 outbreaken_US
dc.typeProcedures, manuals, guidelinesen_US
dc.rights.holderPan American Health Organizationen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenamePan American Health Organizationen_US
paho.isfeatured0en_US
paho.publisher.countryUnited Statesen_US
paho.publisher.cityWashington, D.C.en_US
paho.source.centercodeUS1.1en_US
paho.relation.languageVersion10665.2/52104
paho.relation.languageVersion10665.2/52103
paho.contributor.departmentNoncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (NMH)en_US
paho.iswhotranslationNoen_US


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