Facing a situation of such magnitude as a pandemic creates difficult situations to handle. New protocols, large amount of information, increased demand for care, risk of infection, adaptation to changing situations, lack of PPE and resources, difficult situations ...
An accumulation of circumstances that demand, even more, that we need to take care of ourselves in order to assume the important responsibility that we have, to take care of others.
Take care of basic needs: eat at regular times, maintain good hydration and make sure you get enough hours of rest.
Plan routine outside of work.
Maintain contact with colleagues and mutual support.
Respect differences in coping mechanisms.
Share constructive information.
Recognize the healthcare team.
To prevent musculoskeletal pathologies due to postures maintained during work shifts, it is important to perform muscle strengthening exercises in the central region of the body and cervical and stretching to release muscle tension accumulated during the day.