Skip to main content

I am an acute care physical therapist treating COVID-19 patients. Nothing can prepare you for practice in this type of crisis. Aside from worry about exposure due to lack of PPE and potentially bringing this virus home to my family, I am most impacted by the loneliness of my patients and the anxiety of families during their hospital stay — whether due to COVID-19 or another medical emergency.

Log in or create a free account to keep reading.


Join APTA to get unlimited access to content.


You Might Also Like...

Perspective

Fear Into Power: My COVID-19 Experience

Jul 07, 2020

Would I be able to keep my doors open? Keep paying my staff? How is this going to change my practice for the long haul?

Perspective

Facing COVID-19 as a Student Physical Therapist

Jun 22, 2020

I realized that the anxieties I had are probably shared among all health care professionals, but this is just a part of life as a health care worker.

Perspective

PICS in the Wake of COVID-19: Yellow Flags, and How Physical Therapists Can Help

Jun 18, 2020

We need to be prepared to both identify PICS in our patients and facilitate management of their care with an interprofessional team.