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Case Studies on Post-COVID Recovery

presented by Ellen Hillegass, PT, EdD, CCS, FAPTA and Angela Campbell, PT, DPT, CCS

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Angela Campbell: Financial— Angela Campbell receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists. Ellen Hillegass: Financial— Ellen Hillegass is the President and CEO of PT Cardiopulmonary Educators, a continuing education company providing live and web-based education on cardiovascular and pulmonary content -Developed and provided mentorship for Mercer University Cardiopulmonary Clinical Residency Program -Editor and author of textbook entitled Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy and clinical book entitled PT Clinical Notes Nonfinancial—Ellen Hillegass is a ABPTS Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist (CCS) -Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA (FAPTA)

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Video Runtime: 32 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 7 Minutes

COVID-19 presents a challenge in the post-acute phase of rehabilitation, due to the large numbers of individuals with new cardiovascular and pulmonary (CVP) and critical-illness-related impairments in a system not prepared to accept them. The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 has been unprecedented and unpredictable in many ways--from its infectious nature to the surprising impairments it causes. This is the third course in a three-part series that will provide: (1) an overview of COVID-19 pathophysiology, diagnostics, and medical management, along with comparisons of COVID-19 to post-intensive-care syndrome (PICS); (2) considerations for examination and outcomes assessment; and (3) presentation of representative post-acute COVID-19 patient cases across disease severity, with application of interventions. Evidence from other countries will be presented, but due to the lack of published evidence, presenters will extrapolate best practices from research and practice principles with existing conditions, integrated with current case anecdotes.

This three-part course series presented by Ellen Hilligass and Angela Campbell includes

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Ellen Hillegass, PT, EdD, CCS, FAPTA

Dr. Ellen Hillegass is a physical therapist with APTA board certification in cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialty. She currently holds the position of adjunct professor in the departments of physical therapy at Mercer University in Atlanta and Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Ellen is also the president and CEO of Cardiopulmonary Specialists, a…

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Angela Campbell, PT, DPT, CCS

Dr. Campbell is the current president of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and a professor of physical therapy at Springfield College. She received her DPT from Creighton University in 1996, became an ABPTS Board-Certified Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Clinical Specialist (CCS) in 2001, and recredentialed in 2011. She has been…

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1. COVID-19 Case Studies

Presented are sample patient cases that reflect variations in COVID-19 presentation by severity and systems. Intervention recommendations for each case will be made, and adaptations for various post-acute settings will be discussed. Rehabilitation management that is inclusive of comorbidities and potential strategies, such as inspiratory muscle training and blood flow restriction training, will be explored.

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