TITLE: CLINICAL ENGINEERING PLAN APPLIED TO HOME CARE FOR THE COVID-19 PoST-PANDEMIC SCENARIO IN BRAZIL

author(s): Santos, P.C., Silva, A.L.M., Cardoso, V. T., Neves, I.A., Ribeiro, L.B. & DelMonaco, A.D.M.

ABSTRACT: Home care, or home assistance, is a treatment modality that aims at the comfort and dehospitalization of patients dependent on aid for daily care and/or chronic diseases. It has had its requests and needs considerably increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the development of the Post-COVID Syndrome. The present project brings information obtained through bibliographic reviews about the concepts of home care and clinical engineering, as well as its evolution and regulation in Brazil, in order to develop a clinical engineering plan applicable to this modality, aiming the improvement of your performance, management and control. Then, it's highlighted the discussion about the points that need attention, such as the precariousness of the equipment in the public hospital network and its adaptability to the home care infrastructure.

KEYWORDS: Home assistance; COVID-19, Post-COVID Syndrome; Patient; Equipment; SUS; Regulation.

CITATION: Santos et al. Clinical engineering plan applied to home care for the covid-19 post-pandemic scenario in brazil. The Academic Society Journal, 6(3) 155-170, 2022. DOI: doi.org/10.32640/tasj.2022.3.155.