For many, COVID symptoms resolve within two weeks. However, nearly a third of patients develop a relapsing-remitting pattern of symptoms that can be multisystemic, severe, and even life-threatening long after initial infection.
This self-paced course aims to arm clinicians in primary care, internal medicine, and rehabilitation specialties with the latest information and resources for managing patients with Long COVID. The learner will gain insight to evaluation and management of common Long COVID symptoms, including but not limited to fatigue, neurologic sequelae, respiratory conditions, and dysautonomia. Learners will also be presented with screening tools and basic interventions for rehabilitation therapists working with Long COVID patients, as well as patient case studies.
- Describe common symptoms and the initial evaluation for those with post-COVID conditions.
- Gain an increased understanding of the epidemiology and risk factors for post-COVID conditions, and identify possible preventive strategies.
- Describe the evaluation and management of post-COVID fatigue, neurologic sequelae, respiratory conditions, and dysautonomia.
- Identify patients with Long COVID related impairments who will benefit from outpatient rehabilitation.
- Identify patients with post-exertional symptom exacerbation (PESE), and review the different treatment approaches utilized for patients with PESE versus those without PESE.
- Gain an increased understanding of the epidemiology Define the roles of PT, OT, and SLP to promote physical and cognitive recovery for individuals with Long COVID.
- Participants will self-assess a gain in knowledge related to the functional and physiological impairments associated with Long COVID.
- CME Credit: 3.0 Hours
- CME for Physician Assistants: 3.0 Hours
- Nursing Contact Hours: 3.0 Hours
- NCBPTE: 2.5 Hours
- Contact Hours: 3.0 Hours
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