Rehabilitation programs for patients with COronaVIrus Disease 2019: consensus statements of Taiwan Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Yuan Yang Cheng, Chin Ming Chen, Wei Chun Huang, Shang Lin Chiang, Pei Chun Hsieh, Ko Long Lin, Yi Jen Chen, Tieh Cheng Fu, Shu Chun Huang, Ssu Yuan Chen, Chia Hsin Chen, Shyh Ming Chen, Hsin Shui Chen, Li Wei Chou, Chen Liang Chou, Min Hui Li, Sen Wei Tsai, Lin Yi Wang, Yu Lin Wang, Willy Chou

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Abstract

The COronaVIrus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which developed into a pandemic in 2020, has become a major healthcare challenge for governments and healthcare workers worldwide. Despite several medical treatment protocols having been established, a comprehensive rehabilitation program that can promote functional recovery is still frequently ignored. An online consensus meeting of an expert panel comprising members of the Taiwan Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation was held to provide recommendations for rehabilitation protocols in each of the five COVID-19 stages, namely (1) outpatients with mild disease and no risk factors, (2) outpatients with mild disease and epidemiological risk factors, (3) hospitalized patients with moderate to severe disease, (4) ventilator-supported patients with clear cognitive function, and (5) ventilator-supported patients with impaired cognitive function. Apart from medications and life support care, a proper rehabilitation protocol that facilitates recovery from COVID-19 needs to be established and emphasized in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-92
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Volume120
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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