Rehabilitation After COVID 19: Breathing is Only the Beginning
This is an on-demand webinar that was recorded on a previous date. The webinar is about 1 hour in length. You will need to watch the webinar, receive a 70% or higher passing grade on a quiz, and then complete an evaluation to receive your certificate and complete this course. You will have access to this course for 1 year, starting on the purchase date.
This presentation will review how the coronavirus can induce an over-reaction of the immune system. It will then talk about the specific effects on the cardiopulmonary, hematologic and neurologic systems. Special attention will be paid to management of the unique needs of post COVID patients in a rehab setting. The presentation will wrap up with a discussion of long term COVID consequences that rehab nurses will encounter in the decades to come.
• Describe the difference between normal immune responses and cytokine storm.
• Identify consequences of COVID infection seen in post COVID patients in the rehab setting.
• State 2 characteristics of post COVID patients that may require adaptation of nursing care.
• Describe at least one potential long term consequence of COVID infection that rehab nurses may encounter.
Sally Strong is the Clinical Nurse Specialist at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, IL. She holds certifications in Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Nursing. During a career that has spanned more than 35 years Ms. Strong has cared for patients with a variety of neuroscience disorders in the acute care, intensive care, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient settings. She has lectured extensively at the local, state and national levels on topics related to neuroscience and rehabilitation nursing. She is the author of multiple articles published in peer reviewed journals as well as chapters in 5 nursing textbooks.
She has served on several national level committees and task forces for both the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses and the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.
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