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Saturday, September 25 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Breakout: Walking the Journey with Long COVID Survivors, Part 1

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Much of the health care team's attention to the COVID-19 pandemic focused on the initial response of stabilizing and managing the critical illness associated with this devastating virus. Now that the initial triage and medical management has been established, patient survival rates have improved. However, patients, families and providers are left to wrestle with the long-term physical, mental, and emotional consequences of both an ICU stay, and sequelae associated with COVID-19. Research has demonstrated that COVID survivorship (i.e., Long COVID) share many commonalities with Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) and Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/​CFS). The presenters will use this paradigm to illustrate rehabilitation approaches that address “Long Covid” across the continuum of care. Additionally, this presentation will highlight the development of an interprofessional clinic to meet the initial surge of patients and continue to meet the needs of survivors following hospital discharge. This post-ICU clinic created a telehealth model for initial intake visits with referral to necessary services depending on patient needs.

avatar for Daniel Malone, PT, PhD

Daniel Malone, PT, PhD

University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program
Dr. Daniel Malone is an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado. Dr. Malone is a board-certified specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy and is the immediate past president of the Academy of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical... Read More →
avatar for Amy Nordon-Craft, DSC, PT

Amy Nordon-Craft, DSC, PT

University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program
Dr. Nordon-Craft is an Associate Professor for the CU DPT Program and serves as the Physical Therapy Program representative to the Center for Interprofessional Education (IPE) Council, which provides IPE to over 700 learners. In addition, she leads the IPE Faculty Development Taskforce... Read More →

Saturday September 25, 2021 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Aspen III AB