Post-COVID-19 syndrome, otherwise known as long COVID or post-acute sequelae of COVID-19, is a post-viral syndrome causing significant morbidity for 30% to 40% of the population following acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. This course will review common post-COVID-19 conditions, clinical trajectories, and their impact on occupational performance in the adult population. Occupational therapy has been recognized as an essential service to support self-management of and recovery from post-COVID-19 syndrome. This course will provide an overview of occupational therapy best practices for post-COVID-19 syndrome, supported by relevant research and practice-based evidence.
- Describe common chronic post-COVID-19 conditions and their impact on occupational performance.
- Recognize clinical patterns of post-COVID-19 conditions, including triggers for post-exertional malaise, strategies to remediate activity tolerance, and tools to support recovery from symptom exacerbations.
- Outline the phases of recovery for patients with post-COVID-19 conditions and tailor occupational therapy interventions across each stage of recovery.
- Develop reasonable workplace accommodation requests to support patient employment and return to work with post-COVID-19 conditions.
Speaker: Jamie Wilcox, OTD, OTR/L
Earn 1.5 Contact Hour