Urgent Measures for the Containment of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Epidemic in the Neurorehabilitation/Rehabilitation Departments in the Phase of Maximum Expansion of the Epidemic

Michelangelo Bartolo, Domenico Intiso, Carmelo Lentino, Giorgio Sandrini, Stefano Paolucci, Mauro Zampolini, Andrea Martinuzzi, The Board of the Italian Society of Neurological Rehabilitation (SIRN)

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Abstract

COVID-19 has rapidly become a pandemic emergency, distressing health systems in each affected country. COVID-19 determines the need for healthcare in a large number of people in an extremely short time and, like a tsunami wave, overruns emergency, infectious diseases, and pneumology departments as well as intensive care units, choking healthcare services. Rehabilitation services are also affected by this epidemic which forces radical changes both in the organization and in the operating methods. In the absence of reference literature on this issue, this report aims to provide a background documentation to support physicians and healthcare personnel involved in neurorehabilitation and rehabilitation care.

Original languageEnglish
Article number423
Number of pages6
JournalFrontiers in Neurology
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • epidemic
  • health care
  • infection
  • neurorehabilitation
  • organization
  • rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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