2. Impairments Related to COVID-19
Post-intensive-care syndrome (PICS), along with current research concepts, will be described. Current COVID-19 impairment findings from US and international case anecdotes, such as pulmonary responses to activity, activity tolerance, muscle changes, neurological issues (central and peripheral), and cognition and other mental health issues, will be presented to compare and contrast with PICS. Impairments will be extrapolated to function and participation, with discussion of how these patients might present to post-acute settings.