WCPT launches advocacy campaign in support of access to PPE
Physiotherapists have a critical role to play in maintaining the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities around the world during the coronavirus pandemic.
But many physiotherapists, like their colleagues in other healthcare roles, are being placed in unacceptable risk because they are not being provided with the correct personal protective equipment they need to do their jobs.
To help address this WCPT is launching a #PPE4PT campaign pack, with materials in English, French, and Spanish:
· factsheets about airborne protection, droplet protection and recommendations for physiotherapists
· videos with subtitles
· advocacy toolkit
· letter addressed to government health ministers for use by WCPT member organisations
These can all be used to support physiotherapists in different countries and raise the profile of physiotherapists and their role in the response to COVID-19.
The COVIDPhysio Registry is a register of physiotherapy-related work in progress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It includes projects such as guidelines, policy statements, campaigns, online continuing professional development, research, new education delivery and assessment methods, and the translation of material, providing a hub to support opportunities for collaboration and to avoid duplication of effort.
We urge all those who are involved in COVID-19 projects to log their project on the registry as it will be a valuable resource for the global physiotherapy community.
Entries can be made using the online form and a record of projects and activities will be updated and published frequently.