Professional Standards in (ICRC) Physiotherapy
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- Professional Standards in (ICRC) Physiotherapy
- ICRC Physiotherapy Standards Project Cycle
- ICRC Physiotherapy Standards Rehab Cycle
The ICRC 23 PT Standards explained (PTS) are international standards adapted to the humanitarian context. They aim to achieve a threshold standard of quality, as the first step in improving physiotherapy outcomes for service users in ICRC-supported projects
The multiyear project of PT standards development and implementation were initiated in 2014 by Barbara Rau with support of Prof Liz Holey and Anne Binks and numerous physiotherapy colleagues worldwide. Since 2017 the project is led by Cornelia Barth.
This project would have been impossible without the participation of rehabilitation teams and physiotherapy users contributing in numerous ways to its success. The documents on this page are the collective work of many valuable hands and minds.
The ICRC Physiotherapy Standards
The PTS are built around this cycle[link].
The standards consist of:
- User/Patient related - Respect, informed consent, confidentiality
- Therapist (service provider) related - Communication, lifelong learning, professional conduct, quality improvement
- Procedures (rehab cycle) related - assessment, treatment planning, implementation, evaluation, discharge
- Service Provision relation - data management, safety and security, Human Resources
Standards for Project cycle vs Rehab cycle
- Holey L; Rau B From fragile to sustained physiotherapy practice: improving quality of care and patient outcomes through enhanced standards of practice. [Internet] February 2018. [Accessed 18 February 2021] Available from https://odihpn.org/blog/fragile-sustained-physiotherapy-practice-improving-quality-care-patient-outcomes-enhanced-standards-practice/