This one-hour course will provide clinicians with an overview of how and why COVID-19 has had such a significant impact on older adults. It will examine the expected clinical presentation in older adult COVID-19 patients in the post-acute phase as well as discuss assessment and treatment interventions. This course will also examine the impact that social isolation has on older adults and how rehabilitation clinicians can make a positive impact on this.
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- Facts about older adults and COVID-19
- Normal changes to the pulmonary system with aging
- Link between normal aging and COVID-19
- Acute management
- Post-Acute Presentation
- Treatment Considerations and Exercise Prescription
- Negative impact of social distancing
- Alternative patient care models
Course Goals & Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, participants will gain knowledge of how COVID-19 impacts older adults including clinical presentation, treatment recommendations, and impact of social distancing guidelines.
- Identify why older adults have an increased risk of contracting COVID-19
- Recognize the expected acute and post-acute presentation of an older adult who has been hospitalized with COVID-19.
- Select appropriate treatment interventions and exercise prescription for older adults in the post-acute phase of COVID-19.
- Identify 2 negative side effects of social isolation for older adults
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 1 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, Certified Athletic Trainer, Nurses, Respiratory Therapist, Nursing Home Administrator, Activities Director.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).
Financial – Suzanne Greenwalt is employed by Belmont University and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.