This session builds upon the introduction to post-COVID-19 conditions to discuss common sequelae, such as cognitive dysfunction, anxiety, depression, stress, and fatigue. Successful interventions are discussed, including their connection to relevant functional cognitive assessments as applicable. Multiple case studies will be used throughout to solidify the application of interventions, which include lifestyle approaches, environmental modifications, workplace accommodations, energy management, cognitive training, and cognitive compensatory approaches. Sharpen your skills on addressing this multifaceted syndrome as it impedes occupational performance in health management and daily routines.
· Describe common post-COVID-19 symptoms, such as fatigue, neurocognitive deficits, insomnia, and mental health concerns, and resulting occupational performance deficits.
· Discuss emerging methods of neurocognitive assessment and challenges in capturing cognitive changes in patients with post-COVID-19 condition.
· Implement occupational therapy interventions for patients with post-COVID-19 conditions to reduce fatigue symptom burden, restore occupational engagement, and target functional cognition for improved occupational performance.
· Construct reasonable workplace accommodation recommendations to support patient employment and return to work with post-COVID-19 sequelae.
Speakers: Erin Bussell, OTD, OTR/L and Marilyn Thompson, OTD, OTR/L
Earn 1.5 Contact Hour