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PT Management of the Post-COVID Patient

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This 4-hour, self-paced course uses current research and experience to bring physical therapists up to speed in regards to treating patients post covid-19 infection. this course combines pre-recorded lectures, interviews with patients, and other resources to provide physical therapists with information regarding safety during exercise and specifics for evaluation and treatment of this population. after finishing this course, participants should have a general framework for treating patients who have experienced a covid-19 infection of varying severity.

Objectives

  • Participants will be able to appropriately identify the need for referral in regards to cardiopulmonary health in this patient population
  • Participants will be able to assess and monitor vitals, and appropriate changes in regards to exercise for this population
  • Participants will be able to identify the potential development of Long COVID and provide appropriate management and education
  • Participants will be empowered to help patients identify current COVID-19 infections through deeper understanding of potential symptom presentation
  • Participants will display understanding of how to prioritize and progress patients’ exercise program after a COVID-19 infection

Content

  • INTRODUCTION TO COVID-19

    • Understand the prevalence of COVID-19 and symptom presentation in varying populations
  • THE POST HOSPITALIZED PATIENT

    • Learn appropriate evaluation and treatment of the population with a focus on how to safely and effectively progress exercise
  • COVID-19 AND THE HEART: IMPLICATIONS FOR RETURN TO SPORT

    • Understand the current evidence regarding cardiac injury post COVID-19 infection and current standards for referral and further evaluation
  • THE LONG COVID PATIENT

    • Gain an understanding of symptom variation and how to approach varied treatment strategies in this population
  • SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES

    • Interview: The Long COVID Patient
    • Interview: Being a COVID Floor Nurse
    • Interview: The Post Hospitalized COVID-19 Patient

Purchase

$150 | Lifetime access to course website | Approved for 4 CEUs