A lung physio is the secret weapon in this 65-year-old widower's coronavirus recovery

When Charlie Coulton regained consciousness after 42 days in intensive care fighting Covid-19 - half of that time on a ventilator - he wondered if he had woken up in a science fiction film.
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The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly affected the provision of clinical services worldwide. In this case series, we describe the rehabilitation course of patients with COVID-19 and share details of the physiotherapy interventions provided at our centre.
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I ’ve never seen anything like coronavirus before. Recovering will be a Herculean task for patients, but we are here to helpAfter nearly a quarter of a century as a physiotherapist, I ’ve found 2020 the most professionally thought-provoking year so far. Throughout my career, I have treated patients with everything from rare and fatal brain conditions to severe bends brought about by diving, but what I have seen with the coronavirus pandemic will haunt me for the rest of my life . While every case of Covid-19 is different, after a while you’ve seen most of the pieces of the jigsaw somewhere before. Instead...
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This article details the development of guidelines on these aspects for physiotherapy of patients with COVID-19.
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The NHS hospital physiotherapist who helps Covid-19 patients wants to make her young family proud.
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Health workers across England should now be paid properly for every hour they’re at work during the pandemic, following an agreement reached between health unions and NHS employers today (Friday). Since March staff have been working flat out, treating and caring for patients, and keeping the NHS running under immense pressure – but often not getting paid for all the hours they put in, says UNISON. Some NHS trusts have made sure staff are paid for every hour of overtime worked, but this hasn’t been the case everywhere. That’s why 15 unions representing staff working in English NHS trusts – incl...
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Abstract The pandemic spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has driven efforts to address the global threat to public health and there is increasing pressure to exploit interventions to manage the pneumonic inflammation manifested in this disease. Ultra-shortwave diathermy (USWD) is proposed by some rehabilitation professions in China, purportedly to minimise pneumonic inflammation. However, treatment of any symptomatic pneumonia should be evidence-based. There is no valid evidence, published in English, which establishes any benefit of USWD in pulmonary conditions, let alone COVID-19. The need for rigorou...
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Authors: Lazzeri M, Lanza A, Bellini R, Bellofiore A, Cecchetto S, Colombo A, D'Abrosca F, Del Monaco C, Gaudiello G, Paneroni M, Privitera E, Retucci M, Rossi V, Santambrogio M, Sommariva M, Frigerio P Abstract Respiratory physiotherapy in patients with COVID-19 infection in acute setting: a Position Paper of the Italian Association of Respiratory Physiotherapists (ARIR) On February 2020, Italy, especially the northern regions, was hit by an epidemic of the new SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus that spread from China between December 2019 and January 2020. The entire healthcare system had to respond promptly in a very short ...
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The heads of Britain’s health and social care unions have today (Wednesday) warned ministers that the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health and social care workers is a “crisis within a crisis”.     In a joint statement – signed by seven organisations including UNISON, the Royal College of Midwives, GMB, Unite and TUC – they call on the government to urgently increase the supply of PPE to staff in the NHS and social care.  The union leaders warn that workers&nb...
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The scale of coronavirus in the UK means we need a clear framework on who should be treatedTim Cook is an ICU doctorCoronavirus latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe most certain feature of a pandemic is uncertainty. For NHS health workers, this is all around us. Many doctors are now being “side-skilled” (a new term) so they can help provide intensive care to patients. It’s important that the public understand what intensive care units (ICU) are, as this will make clear what faces us in the coming weeks and months.In all major hospitals, theICU is for patients with an illness that immediately ...
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On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) elevated the status of the novel coronavirus (COVID19) to a pandemic. Although the assessments are changing rapidly, COVID19 has now infected and taken the lives of thousands. Since the first cases appeared in late 2019, COVID19 has unleashed widespread shock on public and clinical health systems that struggle to respond to the surge, and on global economic productivity as workers are increasingly restricted from participation. A profound anxiety is spreading almost as quickly as the disease itself.
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