COVID-19 Update March 30, 2020
With the 10 days since the original post there have been multiple updates that our clients and the general public need to be aware of. These updates are from the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC) and Dr. Bonnie Henry.
March 25, 2020: FAQs Following Notice from the Provincial Medical Officer
and then again the following day
March 26, 2020: Further College Direction Regarding Community Physical Therapy Services
As always we are abiding by the new rules. Only seeing clients when needed in urgent situations. The following comes from the March 25, 2020 FAQ article.
• In the context of physical therapy practice the College provides guidance, not a directive about urgency. As there are few, if any allowable exceptions that would fall under emergency services the College has focused on urgent services.
o Services to address a decline in functional independence or safety of those beginning to fail at home including risk of: falls, deterioration of mobility or transfers, respiratory distress, hospital (re)admission, disabling chronic pain, or the ability to care for dependents.
o Services specified as urgent by the referral source or are deemed urgent to prevent a poor outcome following a recent fracture, surgery, chest infection.
o Services for clients with complex care needs who require a co-ordinated team approach.
o Services to support clients in critical roles remaining at work i.e. health professionals, emergency services in the community, essential services employees.
We are pleased to help support our community in the time of need. If you have any question, please call 778-363-4888 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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