WCPT E-Update: #PPE4PT campaign launches


WCPT Eupdate

WCPT E-Update: #PPE4PT campaign launches

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.

Access the campaign materials: www.wcpt.org/covid19/campaigns/ppe

COVIDPhysio Registry

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.

Access the CovidPhysio Registry: www.wcpt.org/covid19/registry

COVID-19 information hub

WCPT has created a global information hub on its website with information and resources about COVID-19 relevant to the physiotherapy profession.

Resources have been collated from reputable sources and organised into categories including:

·         practice based resources

·         education based resources

·         health and wellbeing of physiotherapists

·         for the general public

·         WCPT member organisations' resources

·         World Health Organization

·         other organisations

Access the information hub: www.wcpt.org/covid19