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Journal: Unesc em Revista (Vol.4, No. 2)

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Page : 115-132

Keywords : Physiotherapy; Covid-19; Oxygen Therapy; Mechanical Ventilation; Non Invasive Ventilation.;

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Patients with severe forms of Covid-19 require intensive care. The aim of the present study was to provide information to physiotherapists in intensive care units about the potential role of physiotherapy in the treatment of patients admitted to the hospital with Covid-19 confirmed or suspected. A descriptive study was carried out as a narrative review of the literature. Descriptors in Health Sciences related to Covid-19 were used: physiotherapy, oxygen therapy and aerosol generation, invasive mechanical ventilation and non-invasive ventilation. The electronic database searched was PubMed, and totaled 27 articles between January 2010 and May 2020. The selected articles presented data on the prevalent organic repercussions in patients infected with SARS-Cov-2 and / or reported the main physiotherapeutic managements for these individuals in intensive care units. This review punctuated a series of conclusive studies on the most frequent organic repercussions in cases of Covid-19 pneumonia and the appropriate physiotherapeutic management for this population. It is believed that these bibliographic findings may represent high importance for health teams, contributing to best practices, reducing contamination of the multidisciplinary team by aerosol-generating procedures, as well as patient mortality.

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