Financial: Rich Severin is supported by the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research, APTA Academy of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy, the Illinois Physical Therapy Foundation, and PTReviewer LLC. He also receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond this point.
Nonfinancial: Rich Severin has a relationship with Powerbreathe (devices) and PrO2 (devices). He has no other competing non-financial interests or relationships with regards to the content presented in this course.
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Video Runtime: 134 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 19 Minutes
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With the increased prevalence of outpatient referrals for persistent symptoms and activity limitations following COVID-19 infection, it is imperative that rehabilitation professionals be adequately prepared to manage patients with this condition.
This course will provide outpatient rehabilitation professionals with the most current evidence regarding the management of patients following COVID-19 infection. Included in this course are a review of the risk factors for COVID-19 infection, a review of the pathophysiology of COVID-19, and a presentation on examination techniques, monitoring principles, and potential modifications to rehabilitation programming for patients post COVID-19 infection.
Rich Severin is a board-certified cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialist. Dr. Severin graduated from the University of Miami with his doctor of physical therapy degree in 2013, followed by a cardiopulmonary residency at the William S. Middleton VA Medical Center/University of Wisconsin-Madison, and orthopedic residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Currently, he…
This chapter will review the pathophysiological mechanisms involved with COVID-19 infection and the frequent symptoms reported by patients. Body structure and function impairments germane to COVID-19 infection and potential sequalae of ICU management will be included.
3. Outpatient Clinical Examination for COVID-19: Theory
This section will introduce and review clinical examinations relevant to the most frequent body structure and function impairments reported in patients post COVID-19 infection. Interpretation of the findings from these clinical examinations and a brief demonstration of respiratory muscle testing techniques will also be included.
4. Outpatient Intervention Techniques for COVID-19: Theory
This section will introduce and review clinical interventions relevant to the most frequent body structure and function impairments reported in patients post COVID-19 infection. A brief demonstration of respiratory muscle training and breathing exercises to address dyspnea and intolerance to exercise will also be included.
5. Monitoring Considerations for COVID-19
This section will cover physiological and symptomatic monitoring considerations for patients post COVID-19 infection, including heart rate, respiratory rate, SpO2, and blood pressure.
6. Treatment Modification Considerations for COVID-19
This section will discuss treatment modifications to improve tolerance to rehabilitation interventions, including energy conservation techniques and “Stop. Rest. Pace.” for patients experiencing myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome following COVID-19.
7. Question and Answer Session
This section is a viewer-submitted question and answer session facilitated by Richard Severin.
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