Coronavirus (COVID-19) Content Creation Project

Description[edit | edit source]

This project aims to develop content in the COVID 19 category and also the Respiratory and Mental Health Sections of Physiopedia as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We intend to populate the site with practical, credible and thought-provoking information on all aspects of management of individuals with a diagnosis of COVID-19. The project was launched on 11th March when the World Health Organisation declared the virus a Pandemic. The first part of the project focused on creating content for the Coronavirus Free Online Course which was launched on 15th March 2020.

Project Lead[edit | edit source]

Kim Jackson

Phase One[edit | edit source]

Pages Created for Course Coronavirus Disease Programme. The pages below were created/reviewed for the first part of the course and are being constantly updated as new information emerges.

Phase Two - Life After Coronavirus[edit | edit source]

This is being developed by the Physiopedia Team as part of the Topic of the Month for April. There is currently a lot of discussion on the aftermath of COVID 19, although it is not completely past us there are a lot of people recovering with continued needs. As many of the current topics focus on rehabilitation and mental health not only of patients but health workers too we decided to review the following categories

Living with Long COVID[edit | edit source]

A year on from the first cases of Coronavirus there is still lots to learn. One of the current discoveries is the debilitating affects of COVID during the "recovery" stage, despite the severity of the acute stage. The pages created/reviewed below form part of the ongoing learning associated with COVID and are being constantly updated as new information emerges.

Instructions[edit | edit source]

When creating and reviewing pages remember the key points are:

  • Adding/reviewing images – check the copyright status
  • Adding/reviewing videos - remember to reference your videos and also check that video links are still active
  • Including Good Quality References - using the Vancouver Style of Referencing
  • Formatting the page so that all our pages have a similar, recognisable style
  • Ensure that the text is original and not copied directly from other sources
  • Where possible link to other Physiopedia pages
  • Ensure that it includes an informative section on Physiotherapy Interventions – supported by evidence
  • Add to relevant Categories
  • A list of open online resources that we can link to

Pages Created[edit | edit source]

Please let us know if you think we should include anything else in this list!

  1. COVID-19: Shorter Term Health Considerations (Laura Ritchie)
  2. COVID-19: Medium-to-Longer Term Health Considerations (Laura Ritchie)
  3. ICU Acquired Weakness (Tolulope ADENIJI)
  4. Post COVID-19: Outpatient Assessment (Selena Horner)
  5. Hypercapnia (Abbeygail Wright)
  6. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (Donald John Auson)
  7. The Lung Flute - An Acoustic Device for Airway Clearance (Arnold D'Souza)
  8. Pursed Lip Breathing (Anas Mohamed M)
  9. Positive Pressure Ventilation Using a Bag Valve Mask (Arnold D'Souza)
  10. Early Mobilisation the ICU (Ashmita Iora Davania Patrao)
  11. Tracheostomy Weaning (Natalie Patterson)
  12. Lung Recruitment Maneuver (Manisha Shrestha)
  13. Post-Operative Pulmonary Complication (Ronald Yip)
  14. Glossopharyngeal Breathing (Anas Mohammed)
  15. Physiotherapy and Pilates to Improve Pulmonary Function (Eugenie Lamprecht)
  16. Clinical Triaging Considerations for Telehealth (Ashmita Patrao)
  17. COVID-19 and Nutrition (Wanda Van Niekerk)
  18. Long COVID (Darren Brown)

Pages Reviewed[edit | edit source]

  • Lung training / breathing practice
  • Chronic Respiratory Conditions
  • Mental health - approaches, effect on chronic conditions, psychological aspects of health etc
  • Outcome Measures/Assessment tools that could be used for post-COVID patients (e.g. 6MWT, hand grip, balance, proprio, Quality of Life)

Please feel free to browse through the categories above but below are a few suggestions on pages that could be reviewed and updated.

Get Involved[edit | edit source]

Please let us know if you think we should include anything else to the COVID-19 category!

Useful Resources[edit | edit source]

These are some resources that you might find useful: