Contact Hours2 Hours
Current evidence is emerging daily for rehabilitation of adults diagnosed with COVID19. Resources are emerging to guide therapists in clinical decision making for infection control and design of effective care plans to promote positive outcomes for patients with COVID19 in the acute and post-acute settings. This course provides an update of APTA, Physical Medicine & Rehab, Mayo Clinic and CDC guidelines* focusing on early inpatient rehab and post-acute considerations for patients with COVID19 (as of November, 2020). Since the volume of information on COVID19 outcomes is growing, clinicians are advised to access the most current information on management of patients from reliable sources. (CDC, professional associations, scholarly research) This program provides helpful links to selected resources and guidance for working with patients with COVID19 with safeguards for infection control and recovery of function for people affected by the coronavirus. Self-care practices are recommended to support clinicians in building resilience and maintaining effective coping mechanisms for dealing with the challenge of the pandemic.
*Please note that clinical guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic are continually evolving. It is the responsibility of the clinician to update their knowledge of the latest developments by referencing CDC, governmental and professional association publications.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the clinical manifestations of the Coronavirus known as COVID-19
- Discuss clinical guidelines for management of people diagnosed with COVID19 in the acute and post-acute stages
- Identify where to access updated information on infection control and rehab program design for people with COVID19
- Incorporate self-care practices to improve clinician resilience and reduce stress when working with patients with COVID19
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to respond to polling questions asked throughout the webinar.