Evaluating and Supporting Patients Presenting With Fatigue Following COVID-19
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This COCA Call will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020
During this COCA Call, presenters will discuss Post-COVID conditions (PCC), an umbrella term for the wide range of health consequences present four or more weeks after infection with SARS-CoV-2, which includes Long-COVID. It can be difficult to distinguish symptoms of fatigue and post-exertional malaise caused by PCC from symptoms that occur for other reasons. The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) has recently published a Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Consensus Guidance Statement on the Assessment and Treatment of Fatigue in PCC. It provides practical guidance to clinicians when assessing and treating individuals with fatigue and a history consistent with PCC. The burden of PCC is expected to reflect the disproportionate burden of infection by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status and to highlight ongoing inequities in healthcare. The Health Equity Work Group of the AAPM&R has developed guidance to highlight the central role that principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion play in delivering quality healthcare.
Maureen Miller, MD, MPH
Research, Surveillance, and Management Unit
Natural History/Post-COVID Conditions Team
Epidemiology Task Force
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Joseph E. Herrera, DO
Professor and System Chair of Rehabilitative Medicine
Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System
Monica Verduzco Gutierrez, MD
Professor and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
UT Health San Antonio
Benjamin Abramoff, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Thursday, September 30, 2021,
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
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Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
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- Determine which clinical assessments and tests are needed for an individual patient with fatigue.
- Explain how post-exertional malaise impacts patient management.
- Describe how to apply health equity considerations to clinical care, activity management, and reconditioning of long COVID patients.
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- Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in cooperation with patients, communities, at-risk populations, and other members of an interprofessional team of healthcare providers.
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)’s Long COVID Resource Webpageexternal icon
- AAPM&R Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Consensus Guidance Statement on the Assessment and Treatment of Fatigue in Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC) Patientsexternal icon
- AAPM&R PASC Guidance Statement Methodology Publicationexternal icon
- World Health Organization: Expanding Our Understanding of Post COVID-19 Condition: Webinar 2external icon
- CDC’s Interim Guidance for Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Post-COVID Conditions
- CDC Resources on Long COVID:
To receive continuing education (CE) for WC2922-093021 – Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars – Evaluating and Supporting Patients Presenting With Fatigue Following COVID-19, Thursday, September 30, 2021, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps by Monday, November 1, 2021.
To receive continuing education (CE) for WD2922-093021 – Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars – Evaluating and Supporting Patients Presenting With Fatigue Following COVID-19, Thursday, June 3, 2021, (Web on Demand), please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps between Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and Thursday, November 2, 2023.
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