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COVID-19

Last updated 10 AM – 7 May 2020

The following Coronavirus (COVID-19) information has been issued by the Executive Director and the Board of the International Federation of Podiatrists. This guidance is based on information from the WHO and the FIP-IFP members.

– 06 May 2020: 2020 COVID-19 Podiatry advice private practice 

– 23 March 2020: Recommendations for Podiatrists as established by the FIP-IFP

Important! This guidance is a recommendation. Podiatrists should follow local legislation and regulation.

Watch the video from the FIP-IFP Board to support podiatrists globally. 

Guidelines around the world

The FIP-IPF is gathering information from their members regarding guidelines on the podiatric practice during Covid-19

Guidelines from The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists of Ireland  – Click here

Guidelines from the Belgian Podiatry Association in French lignes directrices podologues and in Dutch.

Guidelines from the Board of Podiatrists in France Click here

Guidelines from the Podiatry Association in Germany – www.verband-deutscher-podologen.de

New

Foot Manifestations in a COVID-19 Positive Patient. A Case Study published in JAPMA

– COVID-19 Skin Manifestations And The Foot: What We Know So Far, Article by Tracey Vlahovic DPM 22 April 2020

– Skin Signs of COVID-19 – A group Australian 🇦🇺 dermatologists, Fellows of the ACD, have gone through the recent literature and have put together this summary of skin findings associated with COVID-19 – click here to access the Facebook Post

– Webinar Covid-19 & Podiatry best practice for FIP-IFP members

The FIP-IFP organised on 27 April a webinar for its members regarding the response of Podiatrists in Belgium and France on Covid-19.

Access the introduction & presentation from France  – Presentation of the Scientific Committee  – Presentation Best Practice Belgium Yaswanti Delemarre

– COVID-19 Foot Registry Seeks to Understand Impact on Feet: The COVID-19 Foot Registry is focused on collecting and analyzing data about the effects of COVID-19 on the feet. At the time of this writing, the coronavirus disease is a pandemic that has infected millions taken the lives of many thousands. More information

– COVID-19 and Diabetic Foot:

IWGDF GuidelinesD-Foot International and Diabetic Foot Australia are teaming up. They try to answer questions regarding COVID-19, with the help of the global network of leading experts in diabetic foot disease from all fields and continents.

It has been brought to our attention that early symptoms of coronavirus could show up on feet. An overview of the articles:

          * From Spain: https://cgcop.es/2020/04/09/registro-de-casos-compatibles-covid-19/ (English article referring to the case)

         * From China: regarding the aggravation of skin disease Read the article

– Article Acute Acro-Ischemia In The Child At The Time Of Covid-19: Case report – Click here 

– COVID-19 and Diabetes: What can people with diabetes and their loved ones do? – IDF website Click here with links guidance and advice on managing and preventing COVID-19

– World Health Organisation: Advice for health workers – Click here 

– Guidance from the Royal College of Phycisians and Surgeons of Glasgow: Guidance on the safety of steroids injected as part of podiatric procedures – Click here

Lower Limb Amputation Prevention Guidance: This pathway guidance has been developed by a collaborative group of clinicians in FDUK , to support all lower limb clinicians during the COVID-19 situation in line with current best practice. The guidance is to assist the identification of and management of people with critical / limb threatening ischaemia or infection. – Click here

Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association

All Feet On Deck—The Role of Podiatry During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Preventing hospitalizations in an overburdened healthcare system, reducing amputation and death in people with diabetes. Click here